SISTERS Rachel and Hannah Dare of Organico café in Bantry have organised to bring Amnesty boss Colm O’Gorman to the town as part of the Yes Equality campaign.
Last week, the sisters hosted a ‘Yes Equality’ event in the café on Thursday which comprised a night of music, information and chat.
But the popular venue is also the base of operations for the weekly Tuesday night meetings that are being held in the lead-up to the May 22nd referendum on Marriage Equality.
‘Our upcoming meeting in The Maritime Hotel on (tonight) Thursday, May 14th, is a very big event because we are delighted to say that Colm O’Gorman, the director of Amnesty International, has agreed to speak at the public meeting.
‘Although it is short notice,’ Rachel said, ‘we are hoping the event will attract a good crowd. All are welcome to attend. We would just ask people to be there in good time for the 7.30pm start.’
Rachel, her sister Hannah, and a core group of 20 volunteers, have also been out and about canvassing for a ‘Yes’ vote.
So far, they have canvassed five housing estates in the town, but they intend to ramp up the campaign in the run-up to the referendum vote on Friday, May 22nd next.