Irish abroad with no vote urge those at home to use theirs
Emigrants show support for same-sex marriage in #UseYourVote and #BeMyYes campaigns
The #BeMyYes video features Irish people living abroad who cannot vote in the same-sex marriage referendum on May 22nd appealing to people still living here to vote Yes.
Irish people living in Sydney gathered infront of the Sydney Harbour Bridge to take this #UseYourVote photo, organised by Irish YesEquality Australia.
#UseYourVote photoshoot in Perth, Australia
#UseYourVote photoshoot in Melbourne, Australia
#UseYourVote in Trafalgar Square in London
#UseYourVote photoshoot in Abu Dhabi, UAE
With just over two weeks to go before the same-sex marriage referendum, momentum has been growing among Irish people living abroad without a vote who are rallying to encourage friends and family still living in Ireland to use their vote.
Irish people living around the world have tweeted photos of themselves carrying #UseYourVote signs in front of recognisable landmarks, in response to Newstalk’s campaign to raise awareness of the importance of casting a ballot if you are here in Ireland to do so (just 55 per cent of 18- to 35-year-olds living in Ireland polled last week said they were likely to vote, even though 90 per cent were in favour of same-sex marriage).