Let's find out who the CANs and the CANTs are this election!

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Let's Find Out Who The CANs And The CANTs Are This Election!

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This coming election, we need to elect leaders who CAN improve the living conditions of all our citizens, who CAN protect our environment and CAN work in a transparent and accountable way.

 

With just 28 days to go til the Election, people are starting to make up their voting minds.

 

ActionStation are on a mission to (1) find out who are the CAN’s and who are the CANT’s (click here for more info) and (2) get this information out to the masses. It’s a very crowded election space, so we’re gonna have to be both GENEROUS and CLEVER to get into the mainstream media.

 

We are going to build the Beehive out of CANs (like the pic above) on Parliament Lawns. The cans sculpture will represent hope for a Government that CAN create the change we are so desperate to see. We’ll invite the media to our stunt, and tell them about our vision for the next Government, and how voters can find out who CAN make it happen.

 

When we are done, we will donate these cans of food to the Wellington City Mission

 

How cool is that?! Stunts are a well-known tactic used all around the world to inspire, inform, excite and delight. Our ‘Pop-Up Parliament’ is designed to send a very clear & very visual message that we want a CAN-DO government and we will not settle for a bunch of CANT's. PLUS we get to help some of the most vulnerable members of our society out with a bit of kai.

 

CAN YOU CHIP IN $5, $8, $12 or $16 FOR A CAN OF FOOD? (we're buying organic!)

 

Our goal is to crowdfund $400 over the next 4 days (target is $420 to allow for PledgeMe fee).

 

Thank you so much for your support.

 

 

Click here to join ActionStation today.

 

 

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Updates 2

What a stunt!

28/08/2014 at 4:19 PM

Hello Pledgee's!!

A huge thank you for supporting this CANpaign, as you can see from the pic above it worked really well! The PledgeMe officially closed last night and we successfully raised 109% of our target in just 4 days which is pretty fantastic going and really shows that small actions x lots of people = awesome things. 

A huge thank you as well to Commonsense & La Boca Loca for topping us up & donating some extra cans. We managed to donate them all to the wonderful people at the Wellington City Mission Food Bank (who were super happy to receive them!) and the food YOU donated will be used to cook meals for some of the most vulnerable members of our society in their kitchen. Good deeds all round!

So what's next?

Now that we've made our public statement about the need for a CAN DO government, we need not find out who are the CANs and who are the CANT's. 

With the help of member input and allied organisations, we've got 15 specific policy questions we're putting to the political parties everyday over 15 days. We're using AskAway - an innovative online tool that empowers the public to ask questions directly to political parties and the candidates can choose to answer.

The questions with the most votes tend to get answered first so we need your help to 'upvote' the questions that matter most to you. Here are the questions we've posted.

Click here to take a minute to upvote one (or all) of our questions. It's super simple!

 
Thank you so much for your support of our work. Alone we are a drop, but together we are an ocean and I look forward to achieving so many more great things with your support.
 
Laura O'Connell-Rapira
Campaigns Director
m: 0220572319
 

 
PS: As a special thanks to you for being so awesome, Lesleigh from our team will be emailing you pics of your personalised CANs sometime today or tomorrow, so keep an eye on your inbox for that!

We're almost there!! Can you help us get this campaign over the line?

25/08/2014 at 10:01 PM

Thank you for being one of the early adopters & pledging on our first crowd-funded action! You rock!

As promised, tomorrow we’re going to build a model CAN Parliament out of food cans on Parliament Lawns, to represent our hope for a government that CAN create the change we so passionately want to see. We’ve invited the media to our stunt, and will tell them about our community’s vision for the next government, and how voters can find out who CAN make it happen.

COME ALONG IF YOU YOU'RE IN WELLINGTON. THE FACEBOOK EVENT IS HERE

Afterward, all the food cans will go to the Wellington City Mission to support some of the most vulnerable members of our society in Wellington. As you know, our goal is to crowd-fund $400 and we’re already almost there! Our community have already pledged over $300 and local businesses are donating an extra 50 cans!!

CAN YOU TAKE A MOMENT TO SHARE THE NEWS OF THIS EVENT & CAMPAIGN WITH YOUR FRIENDS BY SHARING THIS POST ON FACEBOOK TOO?

With your support and a good ol’ Kiwi CAN DO attitude we can ensure the voice of our community is heard. Our ‘pop-up Parliament’ is designed to send a very clear and visual message that we want a CAN DO government and we will not settle for a bunch of CAN’Ts. 

A sincere thank you for your time & commitment to the good stuff,

Laura at ActionStation

    Pledgers 41

    Thomas Stokell
    2014-08-27 15:53:46 +1200
    Peter Dekkers
    2014-08-27 09:32:34 +1200
    Gemma
    2014-08-26 12:10:49 +1200
    Zelda Edwards
    2014-08-26 11:44:40 +1200
    Kara-Leah Grant
    2014-08-26 11:32:06 +1200
    David Cartwright
    2014-08-26 11:01:43 +1200
    Abi King-Jones
    2014-08-26 10:03:52 +1200
    Deborah
    2014-08-26 09:51:17 +1200
    Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust
    2014-08-26 09:13:11 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-08-26 07:48:11 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-08-26 07:10:19 +1200
    Anthony Rohan
    2014-08-25 21:46:53 +1200
    Brook Warner
    2014-08-25 21:46:32 +1200
    leonie wise
    2014-08-25 15:54:30 +1200
    Jen
    2014-08-25 12:30:56 +1200
    Trevor houghton
    2014-08-25 12:21:50 +1200
    Rachel McCarten
    2014-08-25 11:15:15 +1200
    Georgia Choveaux
    2014-08-25 07:45:26 +1200
    Monica Martin
    2014-08-25 07:31:28 +1200
    Amelia Handscomb
    2014-08-24 21:33:56 +1200
    Cass Hesom-Williams
    2014-08-24 19:32:36 +1200
    Thom Taptiklis
    2014-08-24 18:56:12 +1200
    Marianne Elliott
    2014-08-24 13:59:44 +1200
    Mel James
    2014-08-24 13:40:49 +1200
    angela coleman
    2014-08-24 11:58:04 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-08-24 09:10:41 +1200
    Geraldene Peters
    2014-08-24 07:46:10 +1200
    Alex Winter-Billington
    2014-08-24 01:55:04 +1200
    Rose Collins
    2014-08-23 22:40:30 +1200
    Viv Head
    2014-08-23 22:04:26 +1200

    Followers 7

    Followers of Let's find out who the CANs and the CANTs are this election!

    Let's Find Out Who The CANs And The CANTs Are This Election!

    Project 2014-08-22 11:07:02 +1200

    This coming election, we need to elect leaders who CAN improve the living conditions of all our citizens, who CAN protect our environment and CAN work in a transparent and accountable way.

     

    With just 28 days to go til the Election, people are starting to make up their voting minds.

     

    ActionStation are on a mission to (1) find out who are the CAN’s and who are the CANT’s (click here for more info) and (2) get this information out to the masses. It’s a very crowded election space, so we’re gonna have to be both GENEROUS and CLEVER to get into the mainstream media.

     

    We are going to build the Beehive out of CANs (like the pic above) on Parliament Lawns. The cans sculpture will represent hope for a Government that CAN create the change we are so desperate to see. We’ll invite the media to our stunt, and tell them about our vision for the next Government, and how voters can find out who CAN make it happen.

     

    When we are done, we will donate these cans of food to the Wellington City Mission

     

    How cool is that?! Stunts are a well-known tactic used all around the world to inspire, inform, excite and delight. Our ‘Pop-Up Parliament’ is designed to send a very clear & very visual message that we want a CAN-DO government and we will not settle for a bunch of CANT's. PLUS we get to help some of the most vulnerable members of our society out with a bit of kai.

     

    CAN YOU CHIP IN $5, $8, $12 or $16 FOR A CAN OF FOOD? (we're buying organic!)

     

    Our goal is to crowdfund $400 over the next 4 days (target is $420 to allow for PledgeMe fee).

     

    Thank you so much for your support.

     

     

    Click here to join ActionStation today.

     

     

    Comments

    What a stunt!

    28/08/2014 at 4:19 PM

    Hello Pledgee's!!

    A huge thank you for supporting this CANpaign, as you can see from the pic above it worked really well! The PledgeMe officially closed last night and we successfully raised 109% of our target in just 4 days which is pretty fantastic going and really shows that small actions x lots of people = awesome things. 

    A huge thank you as well to Commonsense & La Boca Loca for topping us up & donating some extra cans. We managed to donate them all to the wonderful people at the Wellington City Mission Food Bank (who were super happy to receive them!) and the food YOU donated will be used to cook meals for some of the most vulnerable members of our society in their kitchen. Good deeds all round!

    So what's next?

    Now that we've made our public statement about the need for a CAN DO government, we need not find out who are the CANs and who are the CANT's. 

    With the help of member input and allied organisations, we've got 15 specific policy questions we're putting to the political parties everyday over 15 days. We're using AskAway - an innovative online tool that empowers the public to ask questions directly to political parties and the candidates can choose to answer.

    The questions with the most votes tend to get answered first so we need your help to 'upvote' the questions that matter most to you. Here are the questions we've posted.

    Click here to take a minute to upvote one (or all) of our questions. It's super simple!

     
    Thank you so much for your support of our work. Alone we are a drop, but together we are an ocean and I look forward to achieving so many more great things with your support.
     
    Laura O'Connell-Rapira
    Campaigns Director
    m: 0220572319
     

     
    PS: As a special thanks to you for being so awesome, Lesleigh from our team will be emailing you pics of your personalised CANs sometime today or tomorrow, so keep an eye on your inbox for that!

    We're almost there!! Can you help us get this campaign over the line?

    25/08/2014 at 10:01 PM

    Thank you for being one of the early adopters & pledging on our first crowd-funded action! You rock!

    As promised, tomorrow we’re going to build a model CAN Parliament out of food cans on Parliament Lawns, to represent our hope for a government that CAN create the change we so passionately want to see. We’ve invited the media to our stunt, and will tell them about our community’s vision for the next government, and how voters can find out who CAN make it happen.

    COME ALONG IF YOU YOU'RE IN WELLINGTON. THE FACEBOOK EVENT IS HERE

    Afterward, all the food cans will go to the Wellington City Mission to support some of the most vulnerable members of our society in Wellington. As you know, our goal is to crowd-fund $400 and we’re already almost there! Our community have already pledged over $300 and local businesses are donating an extra 50 cans!!

    CAN YOU TAKE A MOMENT TO SHARE THE NEWS OF THIS EVENT & CAMPAIGN WITH YOUR FRIENDS BY SHARING THIS POST ON FACEBOOK TOO?

    With your support and a good ol’ Kiwi CAN DO attitude we can ensure the voice of our community is heard. Our ‘pop-up Parliament’ is designed to send a very clear and visual message that we want a CAN DO government and we will not settle for a bunch of CAN’Ts. 

    A sincere thank you for your time & commitment to the good stuff,

    Laura at ActionStation

      Thomas Stokell
      2014-08-27 15:53:46 +1200
      Peter Dekkers
      2014-08-27 09:32:34 +1200
      Gemma
      2014-08-26 12:10:49 +1200
      Zelda Edwards
      2014-08-26 11:44:40 +1200
      Kara-Leah Grant
      2014-08-26 11:32:06 +1200
      David Cartwright
      2014-08-26 11:01:43 +1200
      Abi King-Jones
      2014-08-26 10:03:52 +1200
      Deborah
      2014-08-26 09:51:17 +1200
      Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust
      2014-08-26 09:13:11 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-08-26 07:48:11 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-08-26 07:10:19 +1200
      Anthony Rohan
      2014-08-25 21:46:53 +1200
      Brook Warner
      2014-08-25 21:46:32 +1200
      leonie wise
      2014-08-25 15:54:30 +1200
      Jen
      2014-08-25 12:30:56 +1200
      Trevor houghton
      2014-08-25 12:21:50 +1200
      Rachel McCarten
      2014-08-25 11:15:15 +1200
      Georgia Choveaux
      2014-08-25 07:45:26 +1200
      Monica Martin
      2014-08-25 07:31:28 +1200
      Amelia Handscomb
      2014-08-24 21:33:56 +1200
      Cass Hesom-Williams
      2014-08-24 19:32:36 +1200
      Thom Taptiklis
      2014-08-24 18:56:12 +1200
      Marianne Elliott
      2014-08-24 13:59:44 +1200
      Mel James
      2014-08-24 13:40:49 +1200
      angela coleman
      2014-08-24 11:58:04 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-08-24 09:10:41 +1200
      Geraldene Peters
      2014-08-24 07:46:10 +1200
      Alex Winter-Billington
      2014-08-24 01:55:04 +1200
      Rose Collins
      2014-08-23 22:40:30 +1200
      Viv Head
      2014-08-23 22:04:26 +1200

      Followers of Let's find out who the CANs and the CANTs are this election!

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