John Lyons TD today took part in a photo op outside the National College of Ireland to encourage more young people to ensure they are registered to vote for Marriage Equality.
Speaking at the event, Deputy Lyons commented: “It’s extremely worrying that 120,000 young people are still not registered to vote. On May 22nd this generation will have a historic chance to break with the past and guarantee Marriage Equality for gay and lesbian couples. Polls are tightening so it’s more important than ever that everyone who wants to see a Yes vote makes sure they can have their say on the 22nd.”
Labour Youth National Chairperson Jack Eustace added: “When we look back on this referendum in years to come, it’s going to be a real defining moment in our country’s history. We want to make sure that as many young people as possible are a part of making Marriage Equality a reality. Voter registration campaigns like the USI’s have done amazing work already, but there’s still a significant group of young people who are at risk of not having their opinion heard.”
Deputy Lyons continued: “If you’re a young person, or indeed anyone who isn’t sure whether you’re currently registered to vote, we’re asking you to please visit checktheregister.ie and follow the simple steps they provide before May 5th. Don’t miss this chance to ensure Ireland says yes to equality!”