Honor the Centenary of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic with a Google Doodle
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A Google "Doodle" is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google's homepage that is intended to celebrate holidays, events, achievements and people. April 24, 2016 will mark the 100th anniversary of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic and marks start of Ireland journey to once again be become a sovereign nation. The Proclamation of 1916 was far ahead of its time in promoting universal suffrage for all the people, including women. It promised to “[guarantee] religious and civil liberty, equal rights and equal opportunities of all its citizens,” and “[to cherish] all the children of the nation equally, and oblivious of the differences carefully fostered by an alien government, which have divided a minority in the past.” With an estimated 700 million visitors per day to the Google.com page, a "Doodle" commemorating the centennial of the Proclamation is a unique opportunity to commemorate and inform on this important event in world history.
Google has in the past commemorated Independence Day, Bastille Day, the Anniversary of German Unification, the Restoration of Independence of Lithuania, the 70th anniversary of the independence of Korea, etc. We ask the world wide Irish community to sign the petition below requesting that Google recognize the 100th anniversary of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic and the noble principles it represents on April 24, 2016, as Google has in the past for so many other seminal events in world history.
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