USI touring country with ‘Repeal Mobile’ to get students referendum ready over the next month
The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) is today launching a two week roadshow beginning at Maynooth University as part of the national student-led campaign to remove the Eighth Amendment from the Constitution. The Students For Choice ‘Repeal Mobile’, will be visiting campuses all over Ireland mobilising tens of thousands of students to canvass and campaign for a ‘Yes’ vote ahead of polling day on May 25th.
Speaking ahead of the launch, USI President Michael Kerrigan said,
“We’re confident that students will flood the ballot boxes, and knock on every door. This roadshow is all about making sure students are ready to vote ‘Yes’ on May 25th to remove the Eighth Amendment. We’re going to be educating students on the damages the Eighth Amendment has had on Irish people, and about the opportunities students have to vote for a caring and compassionate future for them to live in.”
“It’s time people who are pregnant were allowed to make their own decisions with their doctors right here in Ireland, instead of having to going abroad”, Kerrigan said. “Students have campaigned for abortion rights for decades, and we’re not stopping now. We will make Ireland a more progressive, respectful and caring place for everyone, and students will be leading the charge.”
The Union is also reminding students that Tuesday the 8th of May is the closing date for Local Authorities to receive an application for entry to the Supplement to the register of electors for the referendum.
The closing date for Local Authorities to receive an application for entry to the Supplement to the Postal or Special voters list for the referendum is Saturday the 28th of April.
USI is the national representative body for the 374,000 students in third level education on the Island of Ireland, and is a member of the national civil society campaign, Together For Yes.