Last Thursday 16 February 2012 I was kindly invited to attend Alliance Youth AGM as their Guest Speaker.
The meeting was well attended and following the election of new Officers and an Executive Committee for the forthcoming year I delivered my talk which was entitled ‘Standing out from the crowd’.
During my talk I sought to re-iterate why Alliance is different from other political parties touching upon a range of issues such as our track record of real action to build Shared Society, our Internationalist outward looking pro European stance, record for fiscal responsibility and credible approach to the Environment as key issues which allow the Alliance Party to Stand out from the Crowd.
I encouraged members to express their views and to come forward with ideas concerning how Alliance can Stand out from the Crowd and positively engage with the electorate to build upon recent successes.
In closing I urged members to consider the words of Martin Luther King who once remarked “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character".
Some great ideas were expressed at the AGM concerning how to grow the party and deliver our vision of a Shared Future. I look forward to working with everyone involved over the next year to deliver these initiatives focused upon the values below;
Dream, Lead, Change, Challenge
For more information and to join Alliance Youth see http://alliance-youth.net/