THE Anti-Austerity Alliance (AAA) is to organise a public meeting in Limerick next week to launch a new campaign against water charges.
The public meeting takes place on Tuesday, May 3 at 8pm in the Absolute Hotel.
It comes hot on the heels of the election of three of its members as councillors in the shape of Cian Prendiville, Paul Keller and John Loftus.
Also in attendance will be newly elected Dail deputy Ruth Coppinger.
Cllr Prendiville said: “With three councillors, the AAA is now a major force in politics in Limerick City, and we want to appeal to the thousands of people who voted for us to join the AAA and help us build a new political voice for the millions, not the millionaires. With the Labour Party finished as any sort of voice for workers and the unemployed, we think there needs to be a new organisation built specifically with the aim of representing and organising the 99%.”
He said that given the success of the movement in its maiden election campaign, the AAA can challenge for a Dail seat in the next general election.
Cllr Prendiville pointed to the fact that the AAA and other parties secured 7,000 first preference votes.
People who are interested in finding out more about the AAA, or fighting the water tax is invited to attend the public meeting next Tuesday, at 8pm.