Ahead of the 2016 general election, we’re asking all candidates to sign our pledge:
I support the concept of extending the right to vote to Irish citizens living abroad.
We’ll be keeping our website updated with the names, parties and constituencies of the candidates who express support for VICA’s aims.
We’ll also be publishing a ‘scorecard‘ of the parties’ manifestos as they’re published, assigning ratings according to the commitments, if any, they make on the issue of extending the franchise to Irish citizens living abroad.
We’re also asking the friends and families of emigrants to raise the issue on the doorstep when candidates come to the door. We’ve created the handy postcard (below) for reference.