Call for Parliamentary Room To Acknowledge Role of Parents

Family First NZ is calling for a select committee room to be dedicated to parents in recognition of their unsung heroism and efforts in raising great kiwi kids.

The Speaker of the House has just opened the ‘Rainbow Room’ to recognise gay, lesbian and transgender New Zealanders and their contribution to society and Parliament. This is alongside Pacific, Maori, Asian, and suffrage rooms.

“We eagerly await a room dedicated to parents, both today’s and past generation’s,” says Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ, “These are the people who have sacrificed and struggled to raise kiwi children to be productive and well-functioning members of NZ society.”

Speaker Margaret Wilson says that ‘all of these rooms tell the story of honest and full representation in the New Zealand Parliament’.

“If that’s the intention, please tell the full story. Parents are the unsung heroes of NZ’s history. Strong families are the foundation of the success of our culture, and they deserve both credit and recognition. A select committee room would be a justified starting point,” says Mr McCoskrie.


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