On Wednesday evening, the Dail votes on the Labour Party Civil Union Bill, proposed by Brendan Howlin, TD.
Based on USI’s lobbying to date, we estimate that we have around 70 of the required 83 votes for the bill to pass this stage. The Government will decide at Cabinet tomorrow (Tuesday) its position on the bill. If the Government opposes it, and they likely will, that will mean that unless we can find 15 TDs on the Government benches to support it, the bill will be defeated.
USI has identified the following TDs as members who may support the bill if pressure is applied. Between now and Wednesday, we need you to circulate this email to everyone on your mailing list, and ask them to contact these TDs before Wednesday, asking them to switch sides and support the bill.
Even if only one or two do so, it will be a big story, and a massive boost to the campaign. John Mc Guirk and I have spent the day ringing, emailing, and faxing party whips, individual TDs, press offices, and anyone who would listen to us!!
Remember, fax, email, and phone these TDs constantly and ask them to VOTE YES on the Labour Party Civil Unions Bill.
Sile De Valera – FF 01 6183000 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dennis O’Donovan – FF 01 61833079 email@example.com
Dermot Fitzpatrick – FF 01 6183699 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Glennon – FF 01 6183910 email@example.com
Barry Andrews – FF 01 6183856 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fiona O’Malley – PD 01 6183062 email@example.com
Peter Power – FF 01 6184232 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mae Sexton – PD 01 6183361 email@example.com
Mildred Fox – IND 01 6183548 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jerry Cowley – IND 01 6184050 email@example.com
Marian Harkin – IND 071 9145890 firstname.lastname@example.org