Following on from Cork City Council voting in support of a referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment in September of last year, on the evening of Monday, September 28th, Limerick City Council will be voting on a similar motion proposed by Cian Prendiville of the Anti-Austerity Alliance (AAA).
ARC is asking our members and supporters in Limerick to write/email/ring/text your local Councillors urging them to support this motion to hold a referendum to repeal the 8th. A sample email is below, though we encourage you to personalize your message and include your address so that your Councillor knows they are hearing from a local constituent.
Dear Councillor ______________,
I’m writing to urge you to vote in support of the motion proposed to hold a referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment of the Constitution. Though the motion is non-binding, it is an important statement of consensus.
The 8th Amendment poses a direct risk to the health and lives of women and girls in Ireland and must be repealed as a matter of urgency.
One opinion poll after another shows that the Irish people are calling for a referendum to repeal the 8th. We are asking you to represent our voices at the council meeting tonight.
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The council meeting starts at 3 pm. Limerick Feminist Network, Limerick Pro-Choice and Rosa will be staging a rally outside the council offices in Dooradoyle at 4.30 pm. For more details visit the event page on facebook.
Please take the time to contact your Councillors and ask them to support this motion before Monday the 28th at 3pm. You can email, ring, text or some of them are even on twitter.