Friday, October 13, 2006

Support the Anti-Poverty Demo on Tuesday




Saw in the local paper and got a letter today informing me of an anti-poverty demonstration at City Hall on Tuesday next at ten past five. I'll definitely be there and wearing the white ribbon, a nd the 'Make Poverty History' wristband I wear quite often. I've been a supporter of Oxfam's campaign for yonks, and I admire Bono and Geldof for their iongoing work. Many people as wealthy wouldn't bother their backsides. I've also been priveliged enough to see the inside of ordinary people's houses in Kilkenny, Kerry and inner-city Dublin in my time in politics, and I know that poverty in Ireland is by no means a thing of the past. Come along on Tuesday evening and join in for a few minutes. You can learn more about the international campaign here. Well done also to Revd. Elaine Murray of St. Canice's and my fellow councillor Malcolm Noonan on organising this initiative locally.

2 comments:

GreenhillsLabour said...

Hi Seán. The best of luck with the campaign. But I don't think bono and Bob Geldof should be praised for what amounts to massive concentration on efforts that enivitably do little or nothing at all to "Make Poverty History." I've some musings on the 2005 MPH campaign on page 11 at http://www.labour.ie/download/youth/pdf/lefttribune1.pdf

Nickolas said...

Not sure if you know but the results are in! Over 38.8 million people, in 110 countries have broken the Guinness World Record – set last year at 23.5 million - for the largest number of people to “STAND UP AGAINST POVERTY” in 24 hours.