Here's to getting more Labour Women elected in 2014

18 December 2013

Labour Women wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year.

When we look back at the 12 months just passed, 2013 has been a good year for Labour Women.  We held numerous events from Training Days for our Women's Officers to a conference entitled 'Are we there yet? Women in 21st Century Europe' which we jointly hosted with PES Women during the Irish Presidency of the EU to a Dialogue with Minister Joan Burton on women and the employment crisis.  We also hosted our first Labour Women Bootcamp for local election candidates, while different fundraisers throughout the year in the form of table quizzes, film nights and poetry readings continued to bring in much needed funds to support our women candidates in the Local Elections 2014.  

2013 also saw the government legislation for the X case after 20 years.  Labour Women is proud that the Labour Party has delivered on its commitment to legislate for X during the lifetime of this government and make this country a safer place for pregnant women.  Labour Women were also delighted to be part of the campaign to have the bridge named after Rosie Hackett and would like to pay particular tribute to Labour Youth for their great work in raising the profile of Rosie Hackett and getting the people of Dublin behind her. Labour Women would also like to thank our Labour Party Councillors on Dublin City Council for supporting Rosie in their votes.

2014 will be a busy year from the off.  The Labour Women conference is taking place in Dublin on Saturday 1st February and we look forward to seeing our members there.  With the Local Elections just five months away from January, we will also be rolling out a range of supports for all our local election candidates including mentoring, (wo)man power for help with canvassing and drops and financial support in early 2014.  We currently have 37 women selected to run for Labour, and we look forward to maximising the number of Labour Women elected next May.

For now though, let us wish you and yours a very Happy Christmas and a great 2014.


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