Doras Urges Limerick Election Candidates to Demonstrate Commitment to Anti-Racism

Doras urges Limerick Election Candidates

Doras urges Limerick Election Candidates to commit to anti-racism by signing the Anti-Racism Election Protocol 2019. Pictured are Consolata Okonkwo, Advice and Information Officer, Rachael Bermingham, Advice and Legal Information Officer, Sean McSweeney, Chief Executive Officer, Monika Fallon Communications and Coordination Officer, Ahmed Hassan Mohamed, Integration and Support Worker, and Majka Ryan, Support and Outreach Officer at the Doras Luimní offices on O’Connell Street. Picture: Conor Owens/ilovelimerick.

Doras Urges Limerick Election Candidates to Demonstrate Commitment to Anti-Racism

Doras invites local and European election candidates in Limerick to reaffirm their commitment to anti-racism by signing the Anti-Racism Election Protocol 2019 at the Doras office, located at 51a O’Connell St, Limerick on Wednesday, May 1, at 3 pm. The protocol was recently re-launched by the European Network Against Racism Ireland (ENAR Ireland), of which Doras is a member. 

Since 2001, the Anti-Racism Election Protocol has played an integral part in ensuring that elections have been conducted in an unbiased manner and that candidates do not incite hatred or discrimination on any basis.

Seán McSweeney, Doras CEO, said: “Doras would like to give each local candidate in Limerick the opportunity to sign the protocol to show their constituents that they are dedicated to upholding anti-racism and non-discrimination principles during and following their election campaigns. No candidate should be using hate-speech or racist discourse, and we hope to encourage the voting public to hold their candidates to these standards.”

The Anti-Racism Election Protocol 2019 was re-launched this year by ENAR Ireland on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Launches of the protocol in 2019 have also been held in Galway and Wicklow, where candidates were given the chance to publicly sign and endorse the protocol.

A number of political parties have signed the protocol for the upcoming elections including Fine Gael, Sinn Féin, Fianna Fail, Labour Party, The Social Democrats, Green Party, People Before Profit, Independents for Change, Solidarity, Éirígí, The Workers’ Party and Aontú.

Candidates will be asked to sign a hard copy of the protocol in the presence of local media and will have the opportunity to speak with media representatives regarding their support of the protocol. 

Candidates interested in attending can RSVP at [email protected]

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