‘Help me fight for a better Kilkenny’ – PBP candidate Stephanie Hanlon launches election campaign
PEOPLE Before Profit’s Kilkenny city candidate in May’s local elections has urged young people of all backgrounds to come and meet her in person tomorrow evening at an event to discuss her work and plans for the future.
Stephanie Hanlon will host the ‘Meet the Candidate’ event at the Clubhouse Hotel at 7pm tomorrow.
Ms Hanlon said: “I am so excited to stand for the local elections in Kilkenny City. My approach to politics is shaped by years of working in with local civil society groups and have seen the need for young and enthusiastic people in politics to fight for a better Kilkenny that provides equal opportunities for all.”
Stephanie described herself as “an advocate for greater representation in politics locally and nationally on anti-racism, for young people in Ireland, the LGBT community, and for access to decent, affordable housing for all.”
She says housing, disability rights and healthcare are her core campaigns in fighting for “greater access to health services and better opportunities for people with disabilities in Kilkenny”.
Stephanie graduated from Carlow College with a B.A. Hons in Citizenship and Community Studies before progressing on to an MSc in Politics at UCD. She works locally as a lecturer with Carlow College and continues to work with the community and voluntary sector.
Stephanie will be joined at tomorrow’s event by Ailbhe Smyth, Co-Director of Together for Yes, Covenor of the Coalition to Repeal the Eight Amendment and founding member of the campaign for Marriage Equality.