Help us do "We Do"

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Help Us Do "We Do"

Project 2020-08-18 15:22:34 +1200

As predicted, the debate around this year's referendum on the Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill has surfaced some nasty, divisive rhetoric. We're doing something about that. For three weeks before election day, WE DO is running a nationwide poster campaign featuring ordinary New Zealanders standing up to say that voting "Yes" is rational and compassionate – and that "Yes" voters fit no one's stereotype.

 

The gift of poster inventory by Phantom Billstickers and a $5000 cash donation have us most of the way towards covering our costs. We're giving our own time and skills to the campaign too.

 

This means we've been able to photograph about 50 volunteers from all walks of life to feature on the street posters and an accompanying digital campaign. But we still need to raise another $2000 to meet our budget for printing and other costs. That's why we're asking for your help. Please help us to get WE DO over the line and out to the streets.

 

Note that if we exceed our target, the surplus won't go to waste. We will be able to expand our digital campaign and we've already been talking to a friendly print company about other formats, including hoardings and even billboards. The more we get, the more we can give this thing.

 

It's not about whether you use cannabis or not. It's about doing what's right.

 

WE DO is created by Friends and Friends of Friends, which is registered with the Electoral Commission as a third-party promoter for the referendum. You can find more information about who we are, what we're doing and what the referendum means on our website:

 

https://www.wedosupport.nz

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Thank you! New goal!

07/09/2020 at 7:56 AM

We're delighted to say that our initial funding target has been very quickly passed. That means our nationwide billposter campaign is fully-funded, along with a separate run of A3 cafe posters and an expanded digital campaign. Now we have our sights on $10,000 and a newspaper campaign. It's all based on content we generated on Saturday, when the amazing Kieran Scott took the portraits of 68 people and Russell and Cleve talked to them about why they're voting "Yes" in the referendum. Their faces and their words *are* our campaign.

    Pledgers 69

    Daniel Winarta
    2020-09-07 08:58:36 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-09-07 08:28:13 +1200
    Morgan Avery
    2020-09-07 08:25:45 +1200
    Shirley Parker
    2020-09-06 10:26:39 +1200

    "It's a YES from me!!!!!"

    Karen Smillie
    2020-09-06 08:46:16 +1200
    Luka Karalus
    2020-09-05 17:46:14 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-09-05 17:24:45 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-09-05 13:10:05 +1200
    Aurélie Rivalant
    2020-09-05 12:32:22 +1200

    "Good on you!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-09-05 12:13:00 +1200
    Steve King
    2020-09-05 11:59:59 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-09-05 11:54:09 +1200
    Kevin Waugh
    2020-09-05 11:41:39 +1200
    David Hornblow
    2020-09-05 11:08:04 +1200
    Andy Rice
    2020-09-05 10:51:13 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-09-05 01:05:36 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-09-04 22:50:08 +1200
    Jim Swanson
    2020-09-04 22:43:25 +1200
    tim prebble
    2020-09-04 22:21:52 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-09-04 21:53:15 +1200
    NORML NZ
    2020-09-04 20:46:52 +1200

    "NORML is pleased to supporr this project, and we encourage everyone to vote yes!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-09-04 20:27:10 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-09-04 20:16:21 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-09-04 20:00:52 +1200
    John McCormick
    2020-09-04 19:23:27 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-09-04 18:23:24 +1200
    Campbell Parker
    2020-09-04 18:12:05 +1200
    James Littlewood
    2020-09-04 17:42:12 +1200
    Tom Paterson
    2020-09-04 17:29:00 +1200
    Mark Carswell
    2020-09-04 16:43:49 +1200

    "YES ...all the way!!!"

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    Help Us Do "We Do"

    Project 2020-08-18 15:22:34 +1200

    As predicted, the debate around this year's referendum on the Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill has surfaced some nasty, divisive rhetoric. We're doing something about that. For three weeks before election day, WE DO is running a nationwide poster campaign featuring ordinary New Zealanders standing up to say that voting "Yes" is rational and compassionate – and that "Yes" voters fit no one's stereotype.

     

    The gift of poster inventory by Phantom Billstickers and a $5000 cash donation have us most of the way towards covering our costs. We're giving our own time and skills to the campaign too.

     

    This means we've been able to photograph about 50 volunteers from all walks of life to feature on the street posters and an accompanying digital campaign. But we still need to raise another $2000 to meet our budget for printing and other costs. That's why we're asking for your help. Please help us to get WE DO over the line and out to the streets.

     

    Note that if we exceed our target, the surplus won't go to waste. We will be able to expand our digital campaign and we've already been talking to a friendly print company about other formats, including hoardings and even billboards. The more we get, the more we can give this thing.

     

    It's not about whether you use cannabis or not. It's about doing what's right.

     

    WE DO is created by Friends and Friends of Friends, which is registered with the Electoral Commission as a third-party promoter for the referendum. You can find more information about who we are, what we're doing and what the referendum means on our website:

     

    https://www.wedosupport.nz

    Comments

    Thank you! New goal!

    07/09/2020 at 7:56 AM

    We're delighted to say that our initial funding target has been very quickly passed. That means our nationwide billposter campaign is fully-funded, along with a separate run of A3 cafe posters and an expanded digital campaign. Now we have our sights on $10,000 and a newspaper campaign. It's all based on content we generated on Saturday, when the amazing Kieran Scott took the portraits of 68 people and Russell and Cleve talked to them about why they're voting "Yes" in the referendum. Their faces and their words *are* our campaign.

      Daniel Winarta
      2020-09-07 08:58:36 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-09-07 08:28:13 +1200
      Morgan Avery
      2020-09-07 08:25:45 +1200
      Shirley Parker
      2020-09-06 10:26:39 +1200

      "It's a YES from me!!!!!"

      Karen Smillie
      2020-09-06 08:46:16 +1200
      Luka Karalus
      2020-09-05 17:46:14 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-09-05 17:24:45 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-09-05 13:10:05 +1200
      Aurélie Rivalant
      2020-09-05 12:32:22 +1200

      "Good on you!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-09-05 12:13:00 +1200
      Steve King
      2020-09-05 11:59:59 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-09-05 11:54:09 +1200
      Kevin Waugh
      2020-09-05 11:41:39 +1200
      David Hornblow
      2020-09-05 11:08:04 +1200
      Andy Rice
      2020-09-05 10:51:13 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-09-05 01:05:36 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-09-04 22:50:08 +1200
      Jim Swanson
      2020-09-04 22:43:25 +1200
      tim prebble
      2020-09-04 22:21:52 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-09-04 21:53:15 +1200
      NORML NZ
      2020-09-04 20:46:52 +1200

      "NORML is pleased to supporr this project, and we encourage everyone to vote yes!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-09-04 20:27:10 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-09-04 20:16:21 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-09-04 20:00:52 +1200
      John McCormick
      2020-09-04 19:23:27 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-09-04 18:23:24 +1200
      Campbell Parker
      2020-09-04 18:12:05 +1200
      James Littlewood
      2020-09-04 17:42:12 +1200
      Tom Paterson
      2020-09-04 17:29:00 +1200
      Mark Carswell
      2020-09-04 16:43:49 +1200

      "YES ...all the way!!!"

      Followers of Help us do "We Do"

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