Leading Irish-American organizations are united in unveiling the McGuinness Principles. The principles are named for the late Martin McGuinness who dedicated his life so ardently for freedom and peace in Ireland. April 10, 2018, was the Twentieth Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement when the people of Ireland overwhelmingly decided to pursue their nation’s identity strictly through peaceful means. Although the Good Friday Agreement has brought peace to Ireland for two decades, elements of the Agreement have never been achieved. To renege on an international treaty is not only dishonorable but dangerous to this fragile peace which is admired around the world. Irish Americans determined to seek full implementation of the Good Friday Agreement have crafted The McGuinness Principles including Equality, Respect, Truth, and Self-determination. We are asking for your help to support this effort and add your voice to support this critical undertaking.
Review the McGuinness Principles at http://mcguinnessprinciples.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/McGuinness-Principles_2.pdf
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Irish American Organizations: Please encourage your Irish Organization to add its support to this project by producing a resolution to endorse the Principles publicly. Email your group’s name and location to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your group’s name will be added to the list of groups who have endorsed the Principles. A template for such resolution is available for download at http://mcguinnessprinciples.com/irish-american-group-resolution
Elected Officials: Please contact your elected municipal, county or state legislators and ask that their body pass a Resolution in support of The McGuinness Principles. A template for such Resolutions is available for download at http://mcguinnessprinciples.com/mcguinness-principles-resolution. Please email photo-quality copies of any resolution passed to email@example.com for inclusion on the website. Additionally, elected officials can issue letters or statements in support of The Principles those statements can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Labor Unions and members
Please ask that your Local and District join other unions by resolving to support The McGuinness Principles. Resolution template is available for download at http://mcguinnessprinciples.com/union-mcguinness-principles-resolution Once passed scan and email the resolution to email@example.com so it can be listed on the website.
Students, Individuals, and Groups
Are encouraged to demonstrate widespread US support for The McGuinness Principles, by visiting a nearby iconic location (i.e.: Golden Gate, St. Louis Arch, Statue of Liberty, etc.) with an “I support the McGuinness Principles” sign, available for download at http://mcguinnessprinciples.com/mcguinness-principles-support-materials/ Send your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion on the website.
We also invite personal videos of people or groups stating support for The Principles. Please state your name, or that of your group and location and voice your support of the McGuinness Principles. Send to email@example.com for inclusion on the website.
The McGuinness Principles 100
We intend to focus on 100 Irish and American Leaders from above groups stating their support of the Principles. If you know someone who you feel should be included, please ask them to share video stating their name and their support of the McGuinness Principles. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org. It will be added to the website.
Post support for the McGuinness Principles on social media, update your profile page, add a frame and use #mcguinnessprinciples when you post.
Facebook – McGuinness Principles
Website – www.mcguinnessprinciples.com
Twitter – @mcprinciples
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/mcprinciples/
We are seeking regional representatives for the project. Please send your contact information including an address to Sean Pender at email@example.com
2018 Midterm Elections
The coalition of groups supporting the McGuinness Principles plans to use the 2018 US Midterm Elections to garner political support for the Principles. We need your help to approach both Congressional and Senatorial candidates and ask them to pledge, to endorse, support and advocate for The McGuinness Principles. A template for both Congressional and Senatorial endorsements is available for download at http://mcguinnessprinciples.com/mcguinness-principles-congressional-endorsement and http://mcguinnessprinciples.com/mcguinness-principles-senate-endorsement respectively. If you need contact details for your representative, see the form below to look them up. Send endorsements to firstname.lastname@example.org Endorsers will be listed on the website
The Time to Act is Now: Your ACTION NOW
It is essential, as any future US-UK treaties or trade agreements or implementation of Brexit must not negatively affect the full implementation of the Good Friday Agreement. The McGuinness Principles and those who endorse them, seek full implementation of the Good Friday Agreement by insisting that the United Kingdom meet its long-standing commitments to the people of the island of Ireland and support the appointment of a Special Envoy to the North of Ireland.