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Great response to EU Disability rights petition

20 September, 2007


Sinn Féin 6 County MEP Bairbre de Brún has said that the party campaign to gather signatures for the European 1Million4Disability Campaign got a huge response in Belfast City Centre today, Thursday 20th September.

She added that the party was organising opportunities for people to sign the petition in every county in Ireland as the October 1st deadline for 1 million signatures comes closer.

She was joined by party spokesperson on disability, Mid Ulster MLA Michelle O'Neill and memebers of Ógra Shinn Féin and local party activists.

Ms de Brún said:

"It is great to see that so many people want to back this campaign demanding stronger legislation to protect and promote the rights of people with disabilities. At one point we were in danger of running out of forms.

"This is a vitally important campaign. Right across Europe millions of disabled people live with huge barriers that effective legislation will help to break down.

"This is a simple way that everyone can get involved in making Europe more equal." ENDS

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The petition can be signed online @ www.1million4disability.eu or Sinn Féin website @ www.sinnfein.ie

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