LAURA O'CONNELL RAPIRA


Speaking topics: mobilising the power of the crowd, digital and community organising, democracy, citizenship


Laura has spoken to thousands of people here in New Zealand and abroad. She is the Campaigns Director at ActionStation and has played a critical role in building and mobilising a community of more than 150,000 members that combines digital tools and people power to drive a fairer, more just and sustainable Aotearoa New Zealand.

She is also the Co-founder of RockEnrol – a volunteer-run organisation dedicated to building and activating political power for young people through grassroots community organising and popular culture.

Her work is driven by a belief in robust democracy powered by informed and connected citizens, guided by accountable leaders. I believe in putting everyday people and our precious planet first, and building a society and economy that truly serves that vision. 

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