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The Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice was established in 1996

  to work for social and economic change - tackling poverty and exclusion

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Whats Current?

 

   The Active Citizenship/Voter Education Programme

The Active Citizenship/Voter Education Programme (AC/VEP) will recommmence  in September 2016. The Programme is non-party political is 85% participation and 15% facilitation.   We also provide workshops in Training community leaders/workers to facilitate the Programme.   We facilitate the Programme with groups from different communities/areas in Ireland.

Information the Programme

pdfThe Active Citizenship/Voter Education Programme

pdf Training Trainers Active Citizenship/Voter Education Programme

pdfInformation Sheet on AC/VEP  pdfRegistering to Vote

pdfGeneral Election

If you are require further information or wish the book the Programme: -  email  us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 01 8780425

 
 

                               General Elections Voter Turnout

1969

1977

1987

1989

1992

76%

75.66%

72.69%

67.66%

67.46

1997

2002

2007

2011

 2016

65.26%

62.05%

66.71%

70%

 65%

However the voter turnout in disadvantaged areas can be as low as 25%

Unequal participation - Unequal influence

The VPSJ workshops have been successful in encouraging people to use their VOTE as their VOICE

pdfRevised Dail Constituencies - General Election 2016


Between Elections 

Approximately 65% of people living in Ireland voted in the 2016 General Election. Many people believe that by casting their vote they have met their obligation to participate in the democratic system.   Voting at elections time is not enough. If we seek a more just and inclusive society we need to continue to engage with our electoral representatives. This engagement is essential to ensure that promises are honoured and our representatives held accountable!

pdfACP Flyer Workshops Between and After Elections The_elections_are_over_pic_for_website400

5 ways to continue involvement in the democratic system of Ireland and the E.U.

The Elections are Over  - Now Make Sure  Politicians Do our Work - flyer

After the Elections - booklet

 How We Are Governed - booklet

 Your Community Your Role - booklet

 Working for Policy Change at the Local Level - booklet

Facts and Figures which continue to be important in the Post Election Period  collated by David Kutta, Clare Active Citizenship