Thursday, 2 July 2009

Norwich North Campaign Endorsements:

Tony Juniper, former Director of 'Friends of the Earth'
The people of Norwich have an opportunity to make history - by electing this country's first Green MP. Greens in Parliament will help set a new agenda and help drive a political programme fit for the 21st century. I hope people will back Rupert, he will do a great job.

Dr. Mayer Hillman, Senior Fellow Emeritus, Policy Studies Institute
The public needs to be urgently alerted to and then act on the implications of the impending climate change catastrophe resulting from the world’s profligate use of fossil fuels (see, for instance, my Penguin Book How we can save the planet). Two key steps are essential. The first entails reaching an international agreement based on sharing responsibility for effective action by the allocation of equal per capita carbon rations to everyone. Second, every proposed decision must be scrutinised to establish its likely effects on future generations, and rejected if these are shown to be adverse.

Rupert Read recognises and endorses this view. I therefore wish to place on record my strong support for him in his ambition to be elected in Juy as MP for Norwich North. Moreover, I note that during his five years as an elected Green Councillor for Norwich, he has shown himself to be not only someone governed in his thinking by his conscience but also dedicated to acting on principle.

Aubrey Meyer, 2008 Nobel Peace Prize nominee:

"I support Rupert Read's campaign to become the Green MP for Norwich North. He and his party project a version of the future that gives all our children the chance they need in the difficult times that now increasingly face us all."

Mark Lynas, environmental author and journalist:
"Action to save our kids' future is the great moral issue of our time. It's time to stand up for what's right, to stand up for what's needed to stop dangerous climate change. There's only one candidate standing up with the commitment to make that happen. That's why I'm backing Rupert Read and the Green Party in this all-important byelection."

Peter Tatchell, human rights campaigner:
"As your MP, Rupert would be an intelligent, passionate, unshakeable defender of liberty, justice, peace and the environment. He knows a better world is possible and he will work with real commitment to achieve it. In these troubled times we need more politicians like Rupert. That's why I am supporting his campaign to be elected as Green MP for Norwich North."


Dave Hampton, The Carbon Coach:
"At a time when we urgently need big change, in terms of radical shifts towards sustainability, ‘no change’ or ‘slow change’ are simply not an option. This is a time for bold new green beginnings and Rupert Read is the only man taking this path.

Rupert is the only candidate in this byelection with ideas remotely on the same scale and on the same planet as the problems we face. Green is the only sane vote if we love the children, our own, and the world’s."

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Tony Juniper, former Director of 'Friends of the Earth'
The people of Norwich have an opportunity to make history - by electing this country's first Green MP. Greens in Parliament will help set a new agenda and help drive a political programme fit for the 21st century. I hope people will back Rupert, he will do a great job.

Dr. Mayer Hillman, Senior Fellow Emeritus, Policy Studies Institute
The public needs to be urgently alerted to and then act on the implications of the impending climate change catastrophe resulting from the world’s profligate use of fossil fuels (see, for instance, my Penguin Book How we can save the planet). Two key steps are essential. The first entails reaching an international agreement based on sharing responsibility for effective action by the allocation of equal per capita carbon rations to everyone. Second, every proposed decision must be scrutinised to establish its likely effects on future generations, and rejected if these are shown to be adverse.

Rupert Read recognises and endorses this view. I therefore wish to place on record my strong support for him in his ambition to be elected in Juy as MP for Norwich North. Moreover, I note that during his five years as an elected Green Councillor for Norwich, he has shown himself to be not only someone governed in his thinking by his conscience but also dedicated to acting on principle.

Aubrey Meyer, 2008 Nobel Peace Prize nominee:

"I support Rupert Read's campaign to become the Green MP for Norwich North. He and his party project a version of the future that gives all our children the chance they need in the difficult times that now increasingly face us all."

Mark Lynas, environmental author and journalist:
"Action to save our kids' future is the great moral issue of our time. It's time to stand up for what's right, to stand up for what's needed to stop dangerous climate change. There's only one candidate standing up with the commitment to make that happen. That's why I'm backing Rupert Read and the Green Party in this all-important byelection."

Peter Tatchell, human rights campaigner:
"As your MP, Rupert would be an intelligent, passionate, unshakeable defender of liberty, justice, peace and the environment. He knows a better world is possible and he will work with real commitment to achieve it. In these troubled times we need more politicians like Rupert. That's why I am supporting his campaign to be elected as Green MP for Norwich North."


Dave Hampton, The Carbon Coach:
"At a time when we urgently need big change, in terms of radical shifts towards sustainability, ‘no change’ or ‘slow change’ are simply not an option. This is a time for bold new green beginnings and Rupert Read is the only man taking this path.

Rupert is the only candidate in this byelection with ideas remotely on the same scale and on the same planet as the problems we face. Green is the only sane vote if we love the children, our own, and the world’s."
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