DIT Students have overhwhelmingly voted to continue to support the Repeal the 8th Ammendment movement. You can have a look at the fact sheet below.
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On the 23rd February 2016, DITSU Student Council passed a motion ‘to support the campaign toward repealing the 8th Amendment of the Irish Constitution’. This policy, as per the DITSU Constitution, remains in place for 5 years and is the current stance of the Students’ Union.
On the 7th December 2017, Student Council made the decision to ask the entire student body whether they support continuing with this stance, through a plebiscite (yes/no question) which will run at the same time as the DITSU Annual Elections
Should DITSU continue to support the campaign to repeal Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution of Ireland more commonly known as the Eighth Amendment.
What will it mean if I vote Yes?
‘DITSU should continue to support the campaign to repeal the Eighth Amendment.’
If you vote yes, you will be voting for DITSU to continue maintaining the original policy supporting the campaign to repeal the 8th Amendment
What will it mean if I vote No?
‘DITSU should not continue to support the campaign to repeal the Eighth Amendment.’
If you vote no, you want DITSU to remove the current policy from the Policy Manual. If the no vote is successful, DITSU will adopt a neutral (will not support the campaign for or against) stance from when the results are announced.
This is ballot paper that you will be asked to fill in on the day. You tick YES if you agree that DIT Students' Union should continue to support the campaign for repeal the Eight Amendment and NO if you think DIT Students' Union should not continue to support the campaign to repeal the Eighth Amendment.