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Small donors show strength of grassroots support for Yes campaign

11 April 2018

Statement by Cllr Deirdre Kingston
Spokesperson for Equality

Labour Party Equality spokesperson, Deirdre Kingston, has congratulated Together For Yes for exceeding their own fundraising targets three times in twenty four hours saying that the huge organic response shows the strength of grassroots support for the campaign.

Councillor Kingston said:

“In the last 24 hours, Together For Yes and over eight thousand kind and compassionate people took positive action and have raised over €300,000 to help women get their healthcare they need.

“Campaigners have been waiting over thirty years for May 25th and proved yesterday that we are willing to put our money where our mouth is.

“Women and men across Ireland came out in their droves yesterday to support this important campaign and to show their frustration at the inaccurate and misogynistic campaign materials being offered by the other side of the debate.

“With little over six weeks left in this campaign, this massive fundraising effort by Together For Yes has shown what this cross-society and cross-party campaign is capable of and the strength and support it has across the country. 

“The focus should now switch to what this campaign is all about - women’s health and if as a nation we want to be able to show compassion in a crisis.”