From Cavan to Cork: Right2Water announces details of local events on January 23rd

Campaign warns public opposition to water charges will be reflected in ballot boxes

The Right2Water campaign today announced details of local events planned for Saturday January 23rd to highlight the campaign’s ongoing demand for the abolition of water charges. Nearly 30 different events are planned in a range of locations from Cavan to Cork, and a full list of events, venues and times is available here

In a statement, the Right2Water campaign today said:

“As the Government parties gear up for a General Election, they need to be told loud and clear that public opposition to water charges remains unabated – and will be reflected in the ballot box come polling day. 

“Not only are water charges being used to give tax breaks to the richest in society and corporations but this Government have now opened the door to the privatisation of our human Right2Water. We are the only EU country with zero water poverty because we already pay for our water through progressive general taxation based on need, not means. We are determined it will stay that way.

 “On January 23rd, people around the country will have an opportunity to remind their local politicians that water will be the number one issue in this election campaign”, the statement concluded.

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Notes for editors:

  • The Right2Water campaign is an umbrella group with one basic premise – that water is a human right – and one demand, the revocation of domestic water charges. 
  • The campaign includes six trade unions – Unite, Mandate, CPSU, CWU, TEEU and OPATSI – and a range of political parties, community groups and individuals.
  • Since October 2014, over 500,000 people have attended five demonstrations hosted by Right2Water. Saturday January 23rd will be the sixth demonstration, and a further event will be held immediately ahead of the general election

Website: www.right2water.ie

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