Come meet up with a bunch of LA-based kiwis and NZ's Global Green Party Candidate, Miss Bridget Walsh, at the fabulous kiwi-owned Two Guns Espresso in their flagship Manhattan Beach store, for a chilled Thursday evening of chats, snacks and... exercising your democratic rights (Hooray!!)If you've been back to NZ in the last 3 years (even for a matter of hours!), then you are eligible to vote in NZ's election on the 23rd September. Overseas voters can now vote online, and it's a) super easy and b) super important.
Wherever your political heart lies, kiwis everywhere need you to be using your voice and having your say to help shape how things are being looked after back home. Bridget will be able to help you make sure you are registered to vote with the Electoral Commission, and even if you're not eligible, you should still come and high five all your kiwi-mates / mates-to-be. (Stubbies optional.)
If you wanna chat about politics, that's great.
If you wanna chat about Green politics, that's even better.
If you wanna chat about the magic of Bernie Sanders, the excitement of the America's Cup / Lion's Tour, Lorde's new album or simply the importance of good coffee - that's all also totally great too.
Whatever tickles your fancy, we just want to connect with kiwis out in the world to help us better understand what's important to the people of Aotearoa, whether they've buit their home in West Auckland or West Hollywood.
Please feel free to bring your kids, and your mates, even if they're just interested in being part of the conversation. Every day's a school day!
Bridget is also planning to host pop-ups in San Diego, New York, Toronto, London, Birmingham, Paris, Berlin and Amsterdam between now and September, activating our global community of New Zealanders based overseas in the lead-up to this year's election.
Find out more about Bridget here: www.missbridgetwalsh.com
Find out more about Two Guns here: www.twogunsespresso.com
Find out more about the Greens here: www.greens.org.nz
Find out more about voting here: www.elections.org.nz
All ideas and questions totally welcome, and please RSVP so we know how many people to have drinks and nibbles for. And we look forward to seeing you on Thursday! = )
Kia ora koutou Los Angelinos x
@missbdwalsh + @twogunsespresso
@nzgreens + @nzgreenparty + @nzgreensglobal