Ed Davitt for Seanad Eireann fund

1 739 € of 1 735 € goal

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Ed Davitt  D06 P5Y3

My name is Ed Davitt, and I'm a 35-year-old Irish emigrant, running for Seanad Éireann on a platform of time-limited voting rights for Irish citizens abroad, environmental protection and to bring a better understanding of European affairs into national politics in Ireland. 

I am running for one of the three seats elected by the graduates of the University of Dublin (Trinity College), as it is the only election that allows Irish citizens abroad any say in the politics of their home country. Many have been forced to leave Ireland during the recession, and I want to do what I can to give them a voice and the same rights as those enjoyed in 120 other democracies - that is, some form of overseas vote for a limited period after they leave.

I believe I can bring a passionate, young and principled voice to the Seanad.

Why I need your help
I plan on running a modest campaign, but there are some costs. Here's what your donation would go towards:

- Design and production of 57,000+ leaflets to registered voters: €1000+
- Copy of electoral register: €87.30
- Travel for campaign
- Social media promotion budget: €350

You can see more about me and my platform on my Facebook, Twitter and at the Emigrant Manifesto page. You can see my full platform here .

Due to Standards in Public Office limitations, the maximum donation is €100 and is only open to Irish citizens, or people resident in Ireland. Thank you!
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Update 2
Posted by Ed Davitt
12 months ago
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Thanks to the amazing level of support, I've reached my fundraising target for this campaign. I'd like to thank all who donated for your support!
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Update 1
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12 months ago
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My election fund has reached 54% of its goal. Thanks to all those that have been so generous so far
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1 739 € of 1 735 € goal

Raised by 29 people in 12 months
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Created March 9, 2016
GW
50 €
Gerry Walsh
12 months ago

Having an LC, IC (Leaving Cert, Inter Cert), and not being a Councillor, I can't vote in any Seanad election!!

AO
50 €
Ann O'Conarain
12 months ago

I can't vote for you as I'm not a graduate - don't forget your promise to change that when elected!!

RO
99 €
Roderic O'Gorman
12 months ago

Get canvassing!

MP
50 €
Michael Pidgeon
12 months ago

Go Ed!

90 €
Claire Tighe
12 months ago

Good luck Ed! Xx

AC
50 €
Annemarie Cahill
12 months ago

Best of luck Ed!

RM
100 €
Ryan Meade
12 months ago
50 €
Anonymous
12 months ago
SM
20 €
Sophie McDonald
12 months ago
TD
50 €
Tom Davitt
12 months ago

Abortions for some - miniature American flags for others!

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