The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has added its voice to the Yes campaign for the upcoming Children’s Referendum following a ballot of its members.
“The result of the members’ ballot gave resounding approval for NYCI to take a public position advocating a YES vote in the Children’s Referendum. We now look forward to doing everything we can to support the achievement of a yes vote on November 10th,” said Mary Cunningham, Director of NYCI.
“A key part of this referendum will be getting out the vote. NYCI will be rolling out a national campaign to engage 18 – 25 year olds in particular in the weeks coming up to the November 10th referendum date, to ensure we take advantage of the Saturday vote and maximise the participation of young voters,” continued Ms Cunningham.
A dedicated NYCI website with resources and information on the children’s referendum will also go live for the duration of the campaign at www.nyci.ie.
NYCI will be working as part of the Yes for Children campaign alongside Barnardos, the Children’s Rights Alliance, the ISPCC and Campaign for Children.
NYCI’s membership is made up of national voluntary youth organisations working with almost 400,000 young people across the country.
For further information, please contact Daniel Meister, Communications Officer at NYCI on 087 781 4903 or 01 425 5955 or email email@example.com
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National Youth Council of Ireland
The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is a membership-led umbrella organisation that represents and supports the interests of voluntary youth organisations and uses its collective experience to act on issues that impact on young people.