The general election is fast approaching, so this is the perfect time for people to meet with their MP to share their story and explain why the government must commit to the development of a National Rare Disorder Framework. It’s time for rare disorders to be taken seriously.

MPs are OUR local representatives, and are obliged to meet with their constituents and listen to the issues that are most important to them.

Find your member of Parliament (MP)

RDNZ has created the following resources:

MP meeting letter template

Key messages from the campaign

Fair for Rare NZ campaign booklet

Voice of Rare Disorders White Paper 2020: based on the results of our survey

White Paper one-page summary

Election manifesto 2020

Letter to Prime Minister - template

MP letter template_info only (for those who are unable to meet with their MP or would prefer to contact another member of Parliament)

Once the meeting has taken place please inform RDNZ so we can follow up with the MP to provide further information on the campaign and ask what their party will do for this community. Take a photo with the MP if possible, ideally holding the Fair for Rare NZ booklet, and send to RDNZ for use on social media. 

If you need any further information or support, please email Kim McGuinness or call 04 385 1119.