Cosgrave told the Sunday Tribune that the campaign will involve “everything you could ever imagine, ” but repeatedly stressed that he has “no interest in party politics.” He and his colleagues hope to raise around Euro1m and will also involve high-profile people from Ireland’s sport and music communities to spread their message after it launches on 2 April.
Currently, Rock The Vote has “one main guy” as a financial backer and several other smaller funders.
Cosgrave has calculated that it will take Euro7 to mobilise each voter. The project aims to increase voter turnout by 100,000 people.
100,000 people? In a month? As Suzy points out:
However Rockthevote.ie with lots of money and no sense it seems are launching in April 07 – thatâ€™s one month before the general election folks.
I’ll remain a little sceptical on that so.