Friday can be the people’s rising #jointherising #right2change #ge16

The men and women of 1916 made a choice 100 years ago. They chose to stand up against the tyranny of empire, against inequality and against the crony capitalists such as William Martin Murphy. The Irish people face similar choices on Friday – they can vote for a party that believes in Irish unity and freedom, they can vote against inequality and descrimination and against the cronyism that still dominates in the political, media and capitalist classes. They can create a Rising in 2016, they can make the choice to vote Sinn Féin.  
 
As the campaign enters it’s closing days, Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has called on the electorate to “Come out and vote, vote for hope, vote for change, vote for Sinn Féin.” He went on to say “Friday can be the people’s rising.”
 
The election is a clear choice for the people – quality public services and a fair society under a Sinn Féin led government, or tax cuts that massively benefit the wealthy with creaking and inadequate public services and a continuance of the Golden Circle under Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Labour. 
 
 
“Sinn Féin is clear in our vision – unlike Labour, Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil we will not give tax breaks to the wealthy. Instead we will use the tax revenue to build a universal health care system, to build homes, to invest in education and protect the vulnerable.
 
“We will end water charges, and the family home tax, reduce class sizes, recruit more doctors, nurses, GPs, midwifes and teachers, end prescriptions charges, end student fees and cap child care costs at €150 a week.”
 
  
 
 
Friday can be the people’s rising – Gerry Adams TD
 
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has this morning said;
 
“There is no difference between Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Labour.  Last night we got a stark reminder of the naked cronyism of these parties.
 
“Friday can be the people’s rising. Come out and vote, vote for hope, vote for change, vote for Sinn Féin.”
 
Deputy Adams was speaking at his party’s final press conference of the general election campaign.
 
He said;
 
“Last night during the final leaders debate, we got a stark reminder of the golden circle, Galway Tent politics of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil, who have been appointing their cronies and friends to positions of influence in the State for decades.
 
“Enda Kenny finally admitted to appointing his party’s former Seanad nominee John McNulty to the Irish Museum of Modern Art. Despite promising a democratic revolution, he has kept Fianna Fáil’s legacy of cronyism and political patronage alive and well.
 
“There are two Irelands out there – one for the privileged and one for the rest of us.
 
“As we enter the final days of the campaign it is clear that there is no difference between Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Labour. 
 
“Sinn Féin is clear in our vision – unlike Labour, Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil we will not give tax breaks to the wealthy. Instead we will use the tax revenue to build a universal health care system, to build homes, to invest in education and protect the vulnerable.
 
“We will end water charges, and the family home tax, reduce class sizes, recruit more doctors, nurses, GPs, midwifes and teachers, end prescriptions charges, end student fees and cap child care costs at €150 a week. 
 
“It is all a matter of political choices – a choice between tax breaks for the wealthy or investment in services and jobs.  Friday can be our 1916 Rising, an entirely peaceful one.  The republic should be the property of the people. I am calling on people to reclaim the republic.
 
“On Friday I’m asking citizens to seize this opportunity, to elect a new progressive government led by Sinn Féin under the Right2Change Principles.” 


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