Video: Irish people living abroad urge Irish people at home to vote 'Yes' in the Marriage Referendum
They can't vote, so they're urging people at home to do what they think is right.
Thousands of Irish people living abroad will not be able to exercise their right to vote in the Marriage Referendum on May 22, but just because they're not in the country doesn't mean that it's not as important to them.
A number of Irish people living in Toronto in Canada have added their voice to a video urging a 'Yes' vote, a video which was produced by Egale Canada Human Rights Trust and Route Eleven.
“The right to vote is so important and there are so many of us, across the world, who can’t get home to exercise this right,” said Irish ex-pat Katie Bolger, producer of the video and Development Officer at Egale, Canada’s only national charity promoting LGBT human rights through research, education and community engagement.
“We created this short video to encourage everyone who is living away from home to call their friends and family in Ireland and talk to them about why the YES vote is so important to them.”
Maverick Sabre, the popular Irish musician living in London has provided his track ‘I Need’ to show his support of the YES campaign, saying: “Equality for anyone does not exist unless it serves everyone.”