Saturday, January 08, 2005

Walking the Walk

Young Labour's Clarion Rd Tour which saw a changing group of ten or so activists moving through from Auckland to the Bluff, ended today. Travelling in the venerable National Distribution Union bus 'Fort Knox', we hit several towns a day helping out with community projects and asking young people to sign a giant banner stating their vision for the future.


The tour was a fantastic success as it actually got a group of dedicated activists out there walking the walk, instead of just talking it. Whether it was engaging with young people on the street in Mt Maunganui, helping restore native bush, or collecting for Tsunami victims in Invercargill, the tour saw us as political activists engaging with real people and communities - something we don't do enough of.

Roll on Clarion 2005-6.

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