Uplift members have been working hard to build a progressive community response to COVID-19. Check out what we’ve been doing on the Coronavirus summary page.

 
 

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Uplift is a people powered community of over 330,000 people from every corner of Ireland who take action alongside each other to fight for a better Ireland, where everyone can flourish. Together we’ve won big campaigns like increasing the number of people seeking refuge Ireland welcomes, keeping our maternity hospitals public and stopping vulture funds from evicting people from their homes. As an Uplift member, you can start a campaign of your own, or join someone else in their struggle for change. 

 

Uplift members have contributed

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Messages toDecision Makers

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Submissions to Government

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Together we campaign for

A Thriving Environment

We believe in protecting our planet and its people from harm. This means pushing for policies and practices that eliminate our dependency on fossil fuels, toxic chemicals and plastics. Together, we want to create a vision for a flourishing and healthy environment, and for all the living creatures who call this planet home.

Transparent Democracy

We believe that democracy comes from the bottom up, not the top down. Politicians should work for us, not corporate lobbyists. We work to raise our voices collectively to hold decision makers to account. Together, we campaign for a thriving and critical civil society, more transparency from our Government institutions and politicians, and for greater regulation of corporations.

Equality

We believe that everyone is equal, and we fight to make the voices of people facing oppression and discrimination heard by decision makers. Together in solidarity, we work to push for better laws and policies for people seeking asylum, people who are undocumented, people from the Traveller community, people with disabilities, the LGBTQ+ community, women and working class people across the country.

Social and Economic Justice

We believe that an equal and just society is possible, if we work together to build it. This means that we campaign for public services that serve the needs of the people, not corporate greed. Together we work for a better health system, high quality and affordable public housing and multinational corporations paying their fair share towards a healthy, happy and thriving society.

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News

CampaignNewsNews Update
11th October 2021

Look what we did: This is what you’ve helped make happen at Uplift

  As our children have returned to schools and colleges, and Covid-19 restrictions are relaxed further, it is with a mixture of hope and apprehension that we head into Autumn. However we are feeling right now, fair play to all of us for the thousands of actions that we’ve taken…
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CampaignNewsNews Update
25th August 2021

Shining a spotlight on the petition-starters in our community 📢

Amidst all the flurry of people-powered campaigning, it’s easy to forget to appreciate those in our 350,000-strong community who start petitions through MyUplift.  This is the first in a series of chats with our members who’ve sparked campaigns on issues they’re passionate about.  First up is Caroline Cumming, who started…
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End period poverty
CampaignNewsNews Update
11th August 2021

Ending period poverty – Why we care

Everyone should have the right to manage their periods with dignity and good hygiene. But lots of people in Ireland miss school because of feeling shamed and uncomfortable about their periods - and many struggle to buy pads, tampons or reusable period products. Something as fundamental to our wellbeing as…
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About Us

Uplift is a people powered campaigning community of over 206,000 people who take coordinated action for progressive change across Ireland.

We are a self-supporting independent organisation. We believe that when we work together towards a common goal we can create a better society.

We know that people are not apathetic but desire engagement in our democracy. People want to have a say in decisions that determine the type of society that we live in. By connecting with each other we will help to create a stronger, more powerful voice and have much broader impact.

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