RWN to hold Voter Education Workshop

Did you know you don’t have to be an Irish citizen to vote in the upcoming local elections? Learn how to make informed decisions and understand the role you play in shaping your community with a voter education workshop, taking place in Castlerea on Tuesday, April 16th, from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm.

The Active Citizenship Voter Education workshop is being run by Roscommon Women’s Network in association with See Her Elected, the award-winning Government-funded project which supports women from rural areas to become candidates in local elections.

The workshop is aimed at increasing knowledge about the democratic process, voting rights, and the responsibilities of local government. Roscommon Women’s Network has appealed to a diverse group of women including migrant women and Traveller women to attend the upcoming workshop.

Nora Fahy (Manager of RWN) remarked that, “In a year of referendums, local and European elections and possibly a general election before the end of the year, many of the women from diverse communities we work with have highlighted a need and desire to increase their awareness around what’s happening in Irish politics.

“We are delighted to be collaborating with the SHE programme to support RWN in meeting this need, sharing their vast knowledge and experience while providing all the information women need to make informed decisions”.

The Active Citizenship Voter Education workshop will take place in The Hub, Castlerea (F45AC96) on Tuesday, April 16th, from 10.30 am to 1 pm, followed by light refreshments. The event is free of charge but registration is required in advance by phoning 094 9621690.