The housing crisis effects millions of people in one way or another. Hundreds of thousands of young people are stuck living with their parents, unable to move out due to rocketing rents. Thousands more live in over-crowded conditions, stuck on housing waiting lists, desperately hoping something affordable and suitable becomes available. Thousands, including thousands of children, are forced to sleep in hotels, in hostels or on the streets - dependant on utterly selfless volunteers to provide them with warm food. It's time this government was forced to act. We urgently need rent controls, a ban on evictions and a massive plan to build public homes on public land. Landlords - including those in the Dail chamber - won't solve this crisis. But a movement of working class people, in solidarity with all those dealing every day with this crisis, can force action.
We need massive investment in renewable energy so we can leave fossil fuels in the ground. The record of FF, FG, Labour and the Greens in Government on enviroment issues is abysmal. We need immediate measures that tackle the big polluters and carbon ommitters to achieve a just transition to a zero-carbon economy, not carbon taxes on ordinary people and individual solutions. Movements of young people and workers can force real change. Socialists, like Ruth, in the Dail help put the presssure on the establishement to get with the program.
Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, Labour & the Greens all had a hand in raising the pension age to 67 and then 68. Joe Higgins fought against this in 2011 - we need Ruth in the Dáil to bring the anger from workers into the Dáil chamber!
The trolley crisis, cancelled operations, a crisis in mental health care - none of this is necessary. Decades of underfunding with FG, FF, Labour and the Greens in government, have stretched our health system to the brink. Enough is enough! The wealth is there to invest now and construct a public health system, free at the point of use that we can all be proud of and confident in. Elect campaigners who aren't afraid to speak out and hold the establishment to account.
At every stage this government have prioritised the interests of developers and landlords over the basic needs of children including their health and education. Now Pelletstown E.T.N.S is facing a serious a threat of eviction. We must put pressure on the government to ensure that they act on their broken promises. The needs of children and the community must be put before the greed of property developers.
Please donate to the campaign by selecting the photo. Ruth, Solidarity & The Socialist Party(CWI) proudly do not any take donations from business. We rely on donations from regular working class people to fund the campaign & organisation.
Money raised from donations pays for our posters, leaflets, equipment & any other neccesary materials for the campaign. Ruth has used her Dail seat to force the political establishment to buckle on water charges, REPEAL, marriage equality & many other issues. It is essential for working class people in Dublin West & nationwide that Ruth retains her seat. Please donate as much as you can.
Join one of our canvass teams as we knock on doors to encourage people to come out to vote & support Ruth and Solidarity. You will be amazed at how supportive people are to our ideas and how well people respond!
Working class people are looking for real change and that's exactly what Ruth & Solidarity stand for. People welcome the change that we offer. You will have a great experience!
Speak with one of our activists on our stalls. They will be happy to help with any questions or queries that you may have. By organising together and speaking to workers, we can change the way things are!