WILL BUDGET 2013 MAKE IRELAND
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN & WOMEN
Regrettably it would appear that the government intend to target Older People in Budget 2013. If you do not agree with the measures which have been well leaked in the media then
YOU MUST ACT NOW!
Contact your government TDS, Senators and Councillors and ask them to lobby to have these proposed measures reversed. Leaving it to others or waiting until after Wednesday’s announcement in the Dáil may be too late. Many ordinary representatives are very unhappy with what is being proposed and remember it is they who will have to vote for the proposals. Tell them how the cuts and changes will affect you.
NOW is the time to act if you do not agree with what is being proposed.
If you need your medical card, cannot afford to pay a tax on your home, cannot afford the prescription charge, the increased local authority rent or to heat your home then act now. Go to the clinics, telephone, email or send them a letter.
Remember to voice your concerns in a quiet and dignified manner but make sure they understand how you will be affected BY THEIR PROPOSALS.
Some key elements of Budget 2013 are emerging through targeted leaks. All or most of them have the potential to affect you, your family and extended family. Many seem like proposals that may well emerge others may be just kite flying.
However NOW is the time to act if you do not agree with what is being proposed. I am urging you all to contact your local Dáil Deputy, Senator and local representatives to voice your concern. Do not delay, you must act this weekend. Go to their clinics, telephone them send a letter or an email.
Express your concerns in a quiet and dignified manner, that way they will listen. Tell them how austerity has affected you and your family’s lives.
Show them how you will be affected if you have lose a benefit or have to make new payments.
Remember everything is still on the table and there is still time to influence the outcome of the Budget process. Please pass this message to your friends, members of your groups and any other contacts you have.
NOW IS THE TIME TO MAKE SURE THE VOICE OF OLDER PEOPLE IS HEARD & HEEDED
The Irish Senior Citizens Parliament urges all our members, friends and supporters to join us tomorrow, November 24, on the anti-austerity march & rally in Dublin.
We will meet at Cathal Brugha Street (just off O’Connell Street) at 12.45 pm. Look out for the ISCP banner.
We march in protest at the cuts and in support of investment and job creation. We march in solidarity with those of all ages affected by this recession. We march with dignity & respect.
- Dress in grey and wear your shades. Add a hint of green.
- Wrap up well against the cold.
- Bring a banner if you have one.
- Make up and bring your placards.