LABOUR YOUTH URGES YOUNG PEOPLE TO VOTE IN 2018’S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION AND BLASPHEMY REFERENDUM AND LAUNCHES #TEXTYOURMATES CAMPAIGN
Labour Youth has today called on young people to ensure that they vote on Friday 26th October. Labour Youth has endorsed a ’yes’ vote in tomorrow’s referendum to remove the word ‘blasphemous’ from Article 40 of the Constitution. Labour Youth further encourages people to vote for Michael D Higgins in the Presidential Election.
Speaking on the importance of a strong youth turnout Labour Youth Chair, Chloe Manahan said:
“We are calling on young people to text their friends to remind them to make a plan to get out and vote telling others to do the same using the hashtag #TextYourMates.
“It is critical that the younger generations have their voices heard in the ballot box. Young people have shown with the repeal referendum, marriage equality referendum and numerous other grassroots campaigns seen in the last few years, that we have a progressive vision for the future; casting our votes is a chance to move, yet again, to work towards this vision being realised.
“Tomorrow, we have an opportunity to roundly reject an outdated constitutional relic of an old Ireland. Tomorrow, we have an opportunity to elect a President who values the contribution of young people and with whom many young people’s principles align. Tomorrow, we have an opportunity to decisively reject bigotry and opportunism and we must take it – turnout is key.
“We are asking young people everywhere to make sure that they get out and vote tomorrow between 7 am and 10 pm and that they remind their friends and family to do the same.”