We started a campaign, but it was the goodwill, generosity, and participation of hundreds that made it…
Vote With Us was begun by three friends who strongly believe that sharing the simple personal reasons that many of us have for supporting equal marriage can be an important motivator for others. We wanted to create an accessible and inclusive system in which people, who had made up their mind to vote yes, could say so and say why.
Ewan KellyWatch Ewan’s video
Ewan is a public servant with a background in consumer and internal communication strategies, from Skerries, Dublin. He was moved to get involved in an equal marriage campaign by the controversy relating to the use of the word homophobe on RTÉ in 2014, and has worked with Dónal and Eoin to launch and manage the campaign.
Dónal MulliganWatch Dónal’s video
Dónal is a lecturer and researcher in online communications at DCU. He is a native of Co. Leitrim, living in Dublin, and strongly believes that people all over Ireland need to discuss and share the affirmative changes that this referendum will bring. He co-created votewithus.org to help support this process and advocate a strong yes vote.
Eoin WilsonWatch Eoin’s video
Eoin is a political and policy advisor, and a native of Kilkenny now living in Dublin. He presently works for Independent TD Catherine Murphy. Eoin has a passion for social justice, and was motivated to co-create the Vote With Us campaign in order to contribute towards this historic and defining moment of acceptance and progress.
Acknowledgements & Thanks
Without the help of many generous people who donated their time, skills and resources, we could not have started or run this campaign – and without the participation of those hundreds who made videos, there would be no campaign at all.
We’d therefore like to express our warm and sincere gratitude to everyone who contributed a video and to those people who assisted us in launching and running the campaign…
For their assistance with video production:
- Ciarán Maguire (Photography, Lighting)
- Cian Markey (Production, Photography, Lighting)
- Gary White (Compilation editing)
- Richard Nolan (Production)
- Conchubhair Mac Lochlainn (Translation, Production)
- Buswells Hotel
- Bucks Townhouse
- GAZE Film Festival
- Tom Geraghty
For their assistance in press & media relations:
- Sonia Harris (Harris PR)
- Ciarán Maguire (Event Photography)
For their assistance in creating the campaign’s intro video:
- Ger Carney (Motion Graphics)
- Dónal Mulligan (Artwork, Direction)
- Peadar Gill & Eve Kerton (voiceover)
- Liz Greene & Declan Tuite (Audio Production Help)
For their love, patience, support, and solidarity:
- Gary O’Sullivan
- Barry O’Driscoll
- Rory Geraghty
- Gráinne Walsh
- Joey Kavanagh and the GetTheBoat2Vote campaign
- Shane Harte & the staff of Pantibar