PEOPLE across the North have been asked to send postcards to Stormont as part of a people’s protest against the lack of a functioning government here.
This week, Enniskillen man Dylan Quinn, founder of the ‘We Deserve Better’ campaign called on people from all walks of life to send a postcard with the name of their town or village on it to the politicians in Stormont with a message.
Mr Quinn explained, “This is an attempt to try to help civil society find a way of appealing indirectly to the parties while they engage in talks. At the moment we are not involved in that process and I am still trying to find ways of helping people find their voice, and making sure that the political parties are aware that we are watching them.”
Mr Quinn noted that everyone in the North needs a functioning government, “not the same old, same old”.
It is also hoped that a peoples assembly will be held in Enniskillen next Thursday.
“It’s about more than just the peoples assembly on Thursday, it’s about getting the conversation going and engaging people in it, so that they are not sitting waiting on others to make decisions for them.”
Mr Quinn explained that the event was open to anyone. “We are looking for about 96 people to come down. Once we know there’s interest we will put a floor plan up for the peoples assembly, and we are asking people to bring their own chair.
“We have a variety of people from all walks of life who will hopefully come together to form the floor plan of the assembly, showing how we can come together and that they need to do that.”
These are the latest in a series of events organised by Mr Quinn and the ‘We Deserve Better’ campaign. In January this year he set off on a 90 mile walk to Stormont from Enniskillen, marking the second anniversary since the Stormont collapse.
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