PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Fórsa, SIPTU and Connect are now calling on our public representatives to re-establish the primary role of local government in our society, by signing the Local Power Pledge and committing to strengthening and empowering local government across Ireland.

We need you to help support this campaign by signing the pledge and encouraging your local representatives and local election candidates to commit their support.

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> Democracy disappearing 
> Housing a national emergency 
> Water under threat 
> Waste out of control
> Energy a climate crisis

LOCAL POWER PLEDGE

Take the Local Power Pledge to call for the full implementation of our simple five point action plan on local democracy, housing, waste, water and energy.
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Contact your local representative and ask them to take the Local Power Pledge.
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Vote for candidates who have taken the Local Power Pledge and demonstrated their full support for local government.
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Share your support on Social Media using the #MorePowerToYou campaign hashtag.


STRONGER LOCAL GOVERNMENT MEANS BETTER SERVICES FOR ALL

The future for local government begins with your vote.

1. DEMOCRACY

Introduce directly elected mayors and a new town council system.

Provide adequate investment and independent funding powers for local authorities.

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2. WASTE

Guarantee all households an affordable waste collection service.

Enable local authorities to re-enter bin collection services.

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3. WATER

Hold a referendum to enshrine public ownership of water in our constitution.

Establish a local authority water customer service to protect the right to water.

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4. HOUSING

Establish a new, local authority led, cost rental public housing model.

Increase investment in existing local authority maintenance and retro-fitting schemes.

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5. ENERGY

Enable local authorities to lead micro generation and community ownership of renewable energy projects.

Establish a primary role for local government in setting carbon reduction targets, and promotion and education of the low carbon transition.

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Encourage your friends, colleagues ...and election candidates to pledge!

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