Together for Yes campaign raises over €150,000 in six hours to fund Repeal posters prior to abortion referendum 4 years ago

Together for Yes campaign raises over €150,000 in six hours to fund Repeal posters prior to abortion referendum

The campaign was originally formed to raise €50,000 in seven days. They surpassed that target in two hours.

The Together for Yes campaign, a group which favours a repealing of the Eighth Amendment, raised over €150,000 in just six hours on Tuesday thanks to an online campaign set up to fund posters for the upcoming referendum.

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Together for Yes launched the crowdfunding campaign at 8.30am on Tuesday morning, setting out with the hopes of raising €50,000 in seven days. Thanks to a huge display of support, the group surpassed their original goal in just two hours.

The appeal was originally set up by the campaign in order to fund posters supportive of the repeal movement, with the cost of approximately 5,000 posters roughly equating to €50,000.

This move, the group claims, is a retaliation to the graphic posters hung around the country by groups in favour of saving the Eighth Amendment.

Together for Yes claim that the "Vote No" side's posters are scaremongering, misleading and riddled with incorrect facts.

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According to the campaign, €100,000 had been generated from more than 2,400 people by 1pm on Tuesday. By 3pm, a further €50,000 had been raised.

Together for Yes is now on track to raise €500,000 during their seven-day appeal.

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The referendum on the Eighth Amendment has been set for Friday, 25 May.

Minister for Health Simon Coveney spoke last month about how he wants the new abortion legislation to include a vast majority lock in an attempt to avoid disparities in the near future.

This means that before any alterations could occur to our country's abortion laws in the future should it pass, it would need the support of two-thirds of the Dáil and Seanad first in order to do so.