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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. 

 

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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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29th July 2021

We fought for democracy and won!

At the height of the pandemic, when many felt powerless - we came together to protect our local communities. Local County and City Councils make lots of important decisions about what happens in our counties - everything from how many public homes get built, to how parks and wildlife are…
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News Update
16th July 2021

How do you talk to your loves ones about vaccines?

Have you heard a loved one spout a conspiracy theories about the Covid-19 vaccine lately? If so, you're not alone. According to The Centre for Countering Digital Hate, Anti-Vaxx influencers are 500% more effective at recruitment via social media that their pro-science counterparts. Many of our loved ones are being…
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30th April 2021

Uplift is recruiting a Director of Operations at Uplift

This is a senior leadership role working closely with Uplift's Executive Director and perfect for someone who loves working in a dynamic environment, committed to progressive values, has a ‘can do’ attitude, is good at problem solving, curious, open minded, innovative and highly organised. You will be responsible for the…
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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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