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Monday 21 January 2019

Election Briefs: Jesse Jackson urges passion

The Rev Jesse Jackson has warned Irish people to vote with passion not anger.

The veteran US civil rights campaigner was in Dublin today to speak about equality, but used the opportunity to give some election advice.

"You must vote with passion, not anger, to bring about change," he said. "The power is in your hands. You must seize the time."

He said it was vital for people from poor communities and those disaffected from the political process to make their voices heard.

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