Together for Yes

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Together for Yes
Together for Yes logo.png
Formation 22 March 2018 (2018-03-22)
Type Pro-Choice lobby group
Website www.togetherforyes.ie

Together for Yes (TFY) is an abortion rights campaign group in Ireland. It campaigned successfully for a Yes vote in the 2018 referendum to ratify the Thirty-sixth Amendment, which removed the Eighth Amendment's constitutional ban on abortion in Ireland.[1][2][3][4]

Membership[edit]

The group is an umbrella organisation, bringing together over 70 diverse civil society bodies. The core member groups with representatives on the board are:[1][5]

Additional groups include:

Fundraising[edit]

When the project was launched, a crowd funding campaign was started with a target of €50,000. This was met within hours, and reached €500,000 within four days. As of 26th of April, Together for Yes had raised over €800,000.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Who We Are". Together For Yes. Retrieved 24 April 2018. 
  2. ^ "Anti-abortion march ahead of Irish referendum". BBC. 10 March 2018. The repeal group, Together for Yes, told RTÉ it wanted to highlight that an average of nine women travel from Ireland to Great Britain for an abortion every day. 
  3. ^ "Yes and No campaigners register as 'third parties' with watchdog". The Irish Times. 
  4. ^ "Pro-repeal group targets €500,000 campaign spend". Irish Independent. 23 March 2018. 
  5. ^ "Our Campaign Platform". 
  6. ^ https://greenparty.ie/news/green-party-call-for-yes-vote-in-repeal-referendum/
  7. ^ "Fine Gael will not put up Eighth Amendment posters". RTÉ.ie. 12 April 2018. Retrieved 16 April 2018. 
  8. ^ Quann, Jack (13 April 2018). "Disability group Inclusion Ireland to join campaign to repeal Eighth Amendment". Newstalk. Retrieved 24 April 2018. 
  9. ^ "FAQ on our funding - Together For Yes". Together For Yes. Retrieved 26 April 2018. 
  10. ^ Hosford, Paul. "Together for Yes crowdfunding appeal tops half a million euro". TheJournal.ie. Retrieved 26 April 2018. 

Notes[edit]

1.^ Fine Gael is co-ordinating a campaign for Yes-supporting party members, which was formally launched on 21 April 2018 by Leo Varadkar and Simon Harris. The campaign is supporting Together for Yes rather than putting up posters of its own.

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