If you don’t have the capacity to become a member of People Against Prisons Aotearoa, or you aren’t fully on board with our kaupapa, we encourage you to become a supporter.
As a PAPA supporter, we encourage you to do these things:
Turn up to events that we organise. This is the most important thing our supporters can do. PAPA does not achieve its goals through backroom negotiations with bosses and bureaucrats. We win because we mobilise the power of the people to bring about social change. You don’t have to sign up as a member to be part of that power! As a supporter, coming to our rallies and marches is a material way in which you can contribute to our victories.
Donate to PAPA. Dedication alone isn’t always enough to get things done. Financial restraints can limit what our different prisoner advocacy programmes can achieve. If you want to help out, donating money is a really important way to do that. You can donate to PAPA either by putting money directly in our bank account: People Against Prisons Aotearoa 38-9018-0691197-00 or, by donating to our PayPal. We would prefer if you send money directly to our bank account to save on fees.
Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. You can find out about events we’re organising, as well as the latest news about the criminal justice system. Please boost our posts on social media so we can get our message out!
Become a prisoner penpal. Regularly writing to an incarcerated person can help to cut through the isolation and loneliness of prison. We often get letters from our incarcerated penpals talking about how important their outside penpal has been for them. Penpal friendships can be a lifeline in an otherwise miserable world in prison. To become a penpal to a prisoner or to find out more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Talk to friends and whānau about the criminal justice system. PAPA has a lot of resources on our website that can help you to have informed discussions with the people you love about why we need to fundamentally change our justice system. This change starts with everyday conversations.