31 July 2014
Thank you for your e-mail dated 28 July 2014.
The Rules of 1Law4all define the party’s objective as being “to make New Zealand a colour-blind state where there shall be no national or territorial legal or preferential treatment or regulatory privilege, special funding or other advantages or disadvantages for any particular race.”
Rule 4 states that, in pursuit of this objective, the party may “put up candidates to the New Zealand House of Representatives.”
Standing candidates in pursuit of the party’s objective is an option, not a requirement.
The present Board of the party has decided not to promote further the brochure circulated in 2013, but is aware that the brochure referred to: “Our Aim: to win enough seats in the 2014 election to win the balance of power.” The party’s intention, in 2013, was to pursue its goal by trying to capture the balance of power. At no point did the party ever commit to standing candidates as an end in itself.
The present Board, elected at the party’s 2014 Annual General Meeting, has had to face the reality that the party does not currently have the resources in terms of personnel, infrastructure or funding to make winning the balance of power even the remotest possibility and has communicated this reality to members along with advice that the Board is now engaged on developing alternative strategy options.
The Board does not, nevertheless, wish to stand in the way of any member or members who still feel that winning the balance of power in the 2014 parliamentary election remains a realistic option for our party. If that is your view, may I, on behalf of the Board, invite you to convene a sub-committee tasked with reporting to the Board your plans for achieving this objective. A planning check-list is provided below to assist in your work.
We look forward to advice of progress in this matter.