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The One Thing Campaign: Young people use their voice in the Brexit debate

Have your voice heard in the Brexit Debate


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Sinn Féin MP Martina Anderson together with her political group in the EU, GUE/NGL have launched the One Thing About Brexit campaign, an interactive campaign to give young people a platform to have their say in the Brexit debate.

The One Thing Campaign 

The One Thing Campaign aims at making the voices heard of young people in Ireland/ Northern Ireland who will be affected most by Brexit.

The One Thing Campaign highlights how the majority of young people in Northern Ireland were not eligible to vote and had no say in the referendum. Out of the young people who were eligible to vote, 75% voted to remain in the EU.

So far in Brexit negotiations The One Thing Campaign believes the voices of young people have hardly been considered. They believe that because of this there is a risk that the concerns and issues for young people may not be reflected in the final Withdrawal Agreement.

Make your voice heard

If you want to make your voice heard in the One Thing Campaign they ask you get involved in the following ways:

  • Follow the One Thing Campaign on Facebook.
  • Share “one thing” concerns you most about leaving the EU or the one thing you most want protected.
  • You can do this by posting a short video or a written message to your own Facebook page and then tagging One Thing about Brexit.

Lobby your politicians

Other steps you can take is to lobby your politicians regarding your concerns on Brexit. You can find a full list of the politicians you can contact about your concerns here. You can also find a sample letter you can use to lobby politicians on the One Thing Campaign Facebook page.

For more information on the EU and Brexit visit SpunOut's EU Hub here

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Published March 7th, 2018
Last updated April 25th, 2018
Tags politics european union brexit sinn féin european parliament young people vote
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MEPs in Dublin Constituency


Lynn Boylan

01 873 6554

lynn.boylan@ep.europa.eu

@LNBDublin

58 Parnell Square, Dublin 1.

Nessa Childers

01 296 2263

nessa.childers@ep.europa.eu

@ChildersMEP

11 Glenard Hall, Clonskeagh, Dublin 14

Brian Hayes

01 209 6548

brian.hayes@ep.europa.eu

@brianhayesMEP

6 Main Street, Donnybrook, Dublin 4


MEPs in Midlands North West Constituency


Matt Carthy

042 967 4001

matt.carthy@ep.europa.eu

@mattcarthy

10 Monaghan Street, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan

094 962 2710

lukeming.flanagan@ep.europa.eu

@lukeming

Priory House, Barrack Street, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon

Marian Harkin

071 914 5890

marian.harkin@ep.europa.eu

@MarianHarkin

28 Emmet Place, Union Street, Sligo

Mairead McGuinness

041 685 4633

mairead.mcguinness@europarl.europa.eu

@MaireadMcGMEP

Mentrim, Drumconrath, Navan, Co. Meath


MEPs in South Constituency


Deirdre Clune

1890 989 533

deirdre.clune@ep.europa.eu

@DeirdreCluneMEP

74 South Mall, Cork

Seán Kelly

085 125 5263

sean.kelly@ep.europa.eu

@SeanKellyMEP

European Parliament, ASP 08F353, rue Wiertz 60, B-1047 Brussels.

Liadh Ni Riada

01 872 6100

liadh.niriada@ep.europa.eu

@LiadhNiRiadaMEP

20 Commons Road, Blackpool, Cork

Brian Crowley

021 489 6433

brian.crowley@ep.europa.eu

Maryborough Lodge, Maryborough Hill, Douglas, Cork

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