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The future of the CAHWT - Making Democracy Work
ireland / britain | community struggles | opinion / analysis Thursday June 14, 2012 17:04 by Mark Hoskins - Workers Solidarity Movement
Almost a month has passed since the national conference of the Campaign Against Household and Water Taxes (CAHWT). While on the surface things look pretty quiet, this is a critical juncture for the campaign. The momentum that has been lost by the attachment of the CAHWT to the unsuccessful No referendum campaign will only be rebuilt when the government make their next move, but those active in the campaign need to use the coming weeks to prepare for that eventuality.
Making the democratic structures that were decided at the national conference work is of paramount importance. The first delegate national steering committee (DNSC) meeting will take place on Saturday June 23rd. Motion 52 that was passed at conference states that “Each county will be entitled to 5 delegates with the exception of Cork which will be entitled to 10. Each Dublin constituency will also be entitled to 5 delegates.” This means that over the next week county committees should be meeting to elect delegates.