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Local Sinn Féin Recruitment Drive - Conor Murphy‏

20 August, 2008

As part of a new recruitment drive in Newry and Armagh, Sinn Féin has launched a new website and a 'Text to Join' initiative.

Sinn Fein's MP for Newry and Armagh, Conor Murphy has said,

"Sinn Féin is the fastest growing political party in Ireland. We are activist based and have members all over the country. Our task is to build a country where all the people are treated equally regardless of religion, income, gender, ethnicity or geography.

"There are countless roles for everyone to play in our rapidly growing party. From joining and adding to the important work of local cumainn, to assisting our hard-working election teams, through to helping the party grow in tandem with developing technological advances. These are only some of the areas where Sinn Fein would like to harness the energy, commitment and enthusiasm of everyone to achieve our aims and take society in Ireland confidently into the coming years and decades."

"Currently people can phone, 'walk in' or send an email to apply to join Sinn Féin. 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'."

Commenting on the website Mr. Murphy said,

"Our new website ( will contain daily news updates on the activities of our elected representatives and activists. It also contains information on our elected representatives so that the community here can find out more about their councillors and assembly members. Furthermore in the 'Policies' section of the website, visitors can read up on Sinn Féin policy on a wide range of issues."

''We believe that these recent developments will bring more people to Sinn Féin in order to help us build an Ireland of Equals." ENDS

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