Press Release: DRCC asks You to Vote for Ireland’s Future

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

#VOTE for Ireland’s Future

Joint call by Equality, Youth, Human Rights and Trade Union campaigners

‘Turnout is key if we want an Equal Ireland For All’

VOTE for Ireland’s Future Joint call by Equality, Youth, Human Rights and Trade Union campaigners ‘Turnout is key if we want an Equal Ireland For All’ Voters are being encouraged to turn out in force in the General Election to have their say in Ireland’s future course in what campaigners from a coalition of equality and human rights groups are calling ‘The most important poll in a generation’. In a joint statement issued in front of Leinster House the groups said:  “The Right to Vote is fundamental in a democracy and one which is too often taken for granted. As groups who believe in an equal Ireland for all we are calling on everyone entitled to vote to do so and make their voice heard.  Ireland is at a crossroads with important decisions to be taken in the coming months and years, this is the opportunity to make sure your views are represented. In particular we appeal to young people, women and new citizens who have been under-represented in Irish politics to come out and vote!” Participating organisiations:  Children's Rights Alliance Doras Luimní Dublin Rape Crissi Centre Future Voices Ireland ICTU Youth Immigrant Council of Ireland JCI (Junior Chambers International) Ireland Nasc Ireland National Women’s Council of Ireland SARI Socrates Football 4 Democracy SpunOut.ie Union of Students in Ireland Women for Election Women’s

 Voters are being encouraged to turn out in force in the General Election to have their say in Ireland’s future course in what campaigners from a coalition of equality and human rights groups are calling ‘The most important poll in a generation’.

In a joint statement issued in front of Leinster House the groups said:

“The Right to Vote is fundamental in a democracy and one which is too often taken for granted. As groups who believe in an equal Ireland for all we are calling on everyone entitled to vote to do so and make their voice heard.

Ireland is at a crossroads with important decisions to be taken in the coming months and years, this is the opportunity to make sure your views are represented. In particular we appeal to young people, women and new citizens who have been under-represented in Irish politics to come out and vote!”

Children’s Rights Alliance

Doras Luimní

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

Future Voices Ireland

ICTU Youth

Immigrant Council of Ireland

JCI (Junior Chambers International) Ireland

Nasc Ireland

National Women’s Council of Ireland

SARI Socrates Football 4 Democracy

SpunOut.ie

Union of Students in Ireland

Women for Election

Women’s Aid

If you have been affected by sexual violence please remember our National 24-Hour Helpline 1800 77 88 88.

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