LAURA O’CONNELL RAPIRA
Director of Campaigns at ActionStation and champion for civic engagement
Laura wants to see a world where everyone has access to food, safe water, shelter, income, education and a life that is free from violence. As the Director of Campaigns at ActionStation she’s helped build a community of over 140,000 members to participate in campaigns designed to drive a fairer, more just and sustainable Aotearoa New Zealand.
Laura is also the Co-founder of RockEnrol – a youth-led volunteer-run organisation dedicated to building and activating political power for young people. Her work is driven by the belief in robust democracy powered by informed and connected citizens, guided by accountable leaders. She believes in putting people and planet first, and is passionate about unleashing the power of people through effective collaboration and values-based communications.