Doras urges Limerick election candidates to demonstrate commitment to anti-racism

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Doras Luimní chief executive Sean McSweeney. Photo: Cian Reinhardt
Doras Luimní chief executive Sean McSweeney. Photo: Cian Reinhardt

Doras invites local and European election candidates in Limerick to reaffirm their commitment to anti-racism by signing the Anti-Racism Election Protocol 2019 at the Doras office in Limerick on May 1, 2019. The protocol was recently re-launched by the European Network Against Racism Ireland (ENAR Ireland), of which Doras is a member.

Since 2001, the Anti-Racism Election Protocol has played an integral part in ensuring that elections have been conducted in an unbiased manner, and that candidates do not incite hatred or discrimination on any basis.

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Seán McSweeney, Doras CEO said, “Doras would like to give each local candidate in Limerick the opportunity to sign the protocol to show their constituents that they are dedicated to upholding anti-racism and non-discrimination principles during and following their election campaigns. No candidate should be using hate-speech or racist discourse, and we hope to encourage the voting public to hold their candidates to these standards.”

The event will be held on Wednesday 1st  May 2019, at the Doras office, 51a O’Connell St, Limerick at 3pm. Candidates will be asked to sign a hard copy of the protocol in the presence of local media, and will have the opportunity to speak with media representatives regarding their support of the protocol.

Candidates interested in attending can RSVP at [email protected].