The gap between the rich and the rest is spiralling out of control. New Oxfam research shows the world’s richest 1% own more wealth than everyone else put together. In Ireland, 10 per cent of people own more than half of all our country’s wealth.
It doesn’t have to be this way – together we can even it up.
Let’s make sure poverty and inequality are right at the top of our new government's ‘to do’ list! By signing this petition, you’re joining our call to Enda Kenny to put equality at the heart of the new Programme for Government. Specifically, we’re calling for action to:
- Make tax fair – so all governments have the cash they need for schools, doctors and tackling poverty
- Quality public services for all – so getting healthcare and education is based on what you need, not where you live or what you can pay
- Equal rights for women – so women have the same rights and chance in life as men
It’s time to end extreme inequality and to build a fairer Ireland and a fairer world. Add your name to the petition now!
If each of us can get one friend to join, we can double our power in a day. Please tell everyone you know about this movement by sharing it on Twitter and Facebook. Thanks again for your support – we’ll be in touch again soon to let you know what is happening and what you can do next to help.