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Gerry Adams to launch Sinn Féin's 'Text to Join' initiative tomorrow

4 August, 2008 - by Pat Sheehan

The Sinn Fein President, Gerry Adams, will launch the party's 'Text to Join' initiative on Tuesday 5th August, at 10am outside Sinn Fein's head office on the Falls Road. Mr Adams will be accompanied by Lisburn councillor Charlene O'Hara, north Belfast councillor Tiarna Cunningham and east Belfast Sinn Fein representative Niall O'Donnghaile. Mr Adams said: ''Currently people can phone, 'walk in' or email to apply to join Sinn Fein. ''The email system in recent times has been the most successful. ''We recognise that almost everyone has a mobile phone so why not 'Text to Join'. ''The party has set up a 5 digit number and from now on people can text 'JOIN' followed by their name and address to 60060 and apply to 'Join by Text'. ''We believe that this recent development will bring more people to Sinn Fein. ''If the email success is anything to go by then moving with technology can only benefit the party. '' Information for editors A 30x3 foot banner with the 'Join by Text' details will be hung at Sinn Fein's Falls Road offices. Large 4 foot mobile phone images with 'Join by Text' details will also be unveiled. Thousands of business cards with the 'Join by Text' detail will be distributed over the coming weeks and months.

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