Get NUIGSU to adopt a neutral stance on the 8th Amendment
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College is a time when we make up our minds on important social and political issues - like the abortion issue.
But why does our Students' Union - our voice - only pick one side of such a controversial issue to represent us and invest our welfare money in?
In 2014, a referendum was held on the pro-choice mandate. 45% voted remove the stance which the Union uses to spend our money on an issue that divides the NUIG student body, with a margin of only 167 votes in the difference between the two sides. Encouraged by a similar campaign in UCD last year, NUIG Students For Fair Representation are campaigning for balanced discussion forums on campus on the divisive issue of abortion.
With a referendum on the Repeal of the 8th Amendment expected by the end of the academic year, it's only right that students are properly informed and that the Students' Union - our representatives - ensure that we are given all the facts necessary to make an informed decision when we enter the polling booth next year.
That's why Students For Fair Representation is asking our Students' Union to adopt a neutral stance on the abortion issue and facilitate balanced discussion forums on campus. Everyone - whether you're pro-choice, pro-life, or somewhere in between - has a right to be represented by their Students' Union.
Let's keep our Students' Union for everyone, and let's keep our Student Welfare money for causes that benefit us all - because our opinions and decisions matter.
Sign our petition; get involved; and when the time comes, vote #Yes4Neutral!
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