Dublin City Council is scheduled to debate and vote on a motion opposing a British royal visit at its next meeting on September 6. In advance of that debate éirígí is asking people to contact the councillors to urge them to support the motion and send a message to the Dublin government that the British royals are not welcome in Dublin or any part of Ireland.
Below is the text of an email that helps people do just that. Please cut and paste the text into an email and send it to your family, friends, workmates and neighbours and encourage them to get in touch with their local councillors. Don’t wait for someone else to do it. Together we can stop the British royal visit.
Get your councillors to oppose the British Royal visit!
Brian Cowen’s government is set to invite Elizabeth Windsor on an official state visit, most likely in the summer of 2011. The only thing that can stop the ‘British queen’ from walking the streets of Dublin and elsewhere is people power. It’s easy to join the campaign to stop the British royal visit. Read on to see how you can help.
As you read this email there are more than 5,000 British combat troops, 9,000 paramilitary police and 100s of MI5 operatives occupying six Irish counties. Thousands more British soldiers are taking part in the Anglo-American occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan. All of these forces are loyal to one person, the head of the British state and British armed forces, one Elizabeth Windsor, aka the ‘British Queen’.
Dublin City Council is scheduled to debate a motion opposing a British royal visit to the Twenty-Six Counties at their monthly meeting on September 6. The text of the motion, which was submitted by éirígí’s Councillor Louise Minihan, reads:
“That this council notes with deep concern the proposal for a state visit to the Twenty Six Counties by the British head of state. Such a visit would be entirely inappropriate whilst the British state continues to implement imperialist policies and commit human rights abuses across the world, most notably in Afghanistan, Iraq and here in Ireland. This council calls on the Dublin government to abandon its plans to invite the British head of state to Ireland and on behalf of the proud citizens of this city we declare that Elizabeth Windsor is not welcome in Dublin.”
CONTACT THE COUNCILLORS NOW:
There is also a sample text below that you might want to cut and paste into your email. If you live in Dublin City you may want to email the councillors that represent your area and let them know that you are one of their constituents, and that you will be watching closely to see if they support the motion.
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FORWARD THIS EMAIL
SAMPLE TEXT FOR YOUR EMAIL TO THE COUNCILLORS:
‘I am writing to you in relation to a motion which has been submitted by Councillor Louise Minihan in opposition to a British state visit by the ‘British Queen’ to the twenty six counties. I am totally opposed to such a visit and am calling on you support the motion when it comes up for debate and vote. I trust that you will publicly support both the motion and the sentiment contained within it.’
EMAIL ADDRESSES FOR DUBLIN CITY COUNCILLORS:
Different Name, Same Aim
Campaign for British withdrawal
We Only Want the Earth!
No British Royal Visits!
Workers in Struggle
Britain's Day of Shame
Reclaim The Republic
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