Send a message to New Zealand First
Express your concerns to NZ First
Hon Tracey Martin is the Minister in charge of this bill and it is of utmost importance that she hears the concerns of Kiwis. We've heard from New Zealand First voters who are very concerned about what the bill proposes concerning sex self-identification and its implications. To make it simple for you to let NZ First know your thoughts on the matter, we have collected the contact emails for the MPs and provided a template message that you are welcome to use.
- Minister in charge of the BDMRR Bill - Hon Tracey Martin: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rt Hon Winston Peters: email@example.com
- Darroch Ball: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hon Shane Jones: email@example.com
- Jenny Marcroft: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hon Ron Mark: email@example.com
- Clayton Mitchell: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mark Patterson: email@example.com
- Fletcher Tabuteau: firstname.lastname@example.org
Copy & Paste the below message or write your own:
I’m writing to express my objection to the proposed changes to the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Bill.
You’ll be aware that the changes proposed to this act include a move to allow the process of changing the registered sex on a birth certificate to a one step declaration (Self- ID).
There has been no consultation, risk assessment, or consideration of the following:
- What are the implications for women’s dignity and safety on losing sex-segregated spaces? What are the implications of growing numbers of male-bodied people present in women’s prisons, women’s refuges, changing rooms, rape crisis centres?
- What are the implications for women’s representative political and civic positions, which have been established through the hard work of women, to counterbalance women’s historic under-representation in those areas?
- What about women’s sport? Should women have to compete against male-bodied people on the basis of “identity”?
- What are the implications for reliable statistics, upon which government policy is created? What are the implications for health, crime statistics, and sex differentiation in employment & pay, if self-ID is introduced?
- What happens to the definition of biological sex, which is a protected category? How can this be reconciled with self-ID?
- What are the implications for women’s sex based protections under the Human Rights Act?
The wider public must be made broadly aware of these changes, and appropriate risk assessment must be carried out before any changes are made – not as a ‘review’ in five years time, as has been recommended.
I urge you to raise this issue with your party caucus, with a view to reconsidering your party's voting stance.
For more information on this issue, visit www.speakupforwomen.nz