On Monday, September 5th, Leitrim County Council will be voting on a motion, proposed by Independent Councillor Des Guckian, supporting the 8th amendment and opposing repeal.
If you support a pregnant person’s right to choose, please use the following information to write/email/ring/text your local Councillors urging them not to support this motion. A sample email is below, though we encourage you to personalise 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 against the motion proposed supporting the 8th amendment and opposing repeal. 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The 8th Amendment poses a direct risk to the health and lives of women and girls in Ireland and must be repealed as a matter of urgency.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 on the 5th.
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The council meeting starts at 11.00 am. and there will be a protest outside the council offices in Carrick on Shannon at 10.30 am. 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 5th at 11am. You can email, ring, text or some of them are even on twitter.