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Sinn Féin holds day of action in advance of budget

26 November, 2011 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD

Sinn Féin activists across the 26 counties are out on the streets over the weekend communicating the party’s alternative budget to the public.

Elected representatives and activists across the state are engaging in protests, information stalls and leaflet drops on Saturday and Sunday.

Sinn Féin social protection spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh will be marching with many others at the DCTU rally today to demand a fair budget and to show that there is an alternative to cuts and charges.

Deputy Ó Snodaigh also called on the public to attend the Sinn Féin ‘Stop the Handover’ rally which will be held at Leinster House on Tuesday evening.

Speaking today Deputy Ó Snodaigh said:

“Sinn Féin activists across the State are this weekend out on the streets communicating our party’s alternative message to the public.

“We are constantly told that there is no alternative to austerity. This is completely false. We in Sinn Féin, as well as other progressive economists and groups, have shown that there is an alternative. Our fully costed and comprehensive pre-budget submission showed how the necessary revenue can be raised without cutting frontline services or slashing benefits for hard pressed people.

“Our alternative budget is good for jobs, good for families and good for public services. We would reduce the deficit by €3.5 billion through making the wealthiest in society pay their fair share and cutting wasteful spending in the public sector.

“I will be out on the streets this weekend along with many other Sinn Féin activists communicating this alternative message to the public.

“I am also urging people to join with us in a rally outside Leinster House this coming Tuesday at 6pm

“We need to send a clear message to the government – there is an alternative to cuts and charges. We need to demand a fair budget.”

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