🇬🇧 2021 House of Representatives Campaign
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News about the campaign
The campaign for the general election is in full swing! Due to corona, the campaign will mainly be online. Check our Instagram page for new posts. From January onwards, find out what’s going on below:
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The Campaign Committee is campaigning on behalf of DWARS Amsterdam for DWARS ideals for the general elections on March 17, 2021. We are extremely motivated, given that GroenLinks has big plans for our country and the current (climate) crisis we are in. We will mainly do this online, because of the restrictions imposed by COVID-19.
Do you want to join the Campaign Committee?
Experience with campaigning is not necessary, your enthusiasm is enough! If you want to know more about the campaign, DWARS or GroenLinks, you are more than welcome to contact us. Send an email to our committee chair, Margo Mustert, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Curious why we think you should vote for GroenLinks? Read on below!
Importance of the upcoming elections
We will all determine which course we will sail with the Netherlands over the next four years. After having had Rutte as prime minister for 10 years, it is clear where his policy is taking us. Economic growth is seen as a solution to everything, even if the climate is undermined. Student debt has risen enormously in the past five years, but the cabinet has done nothing to reform or abolish the current loan system. And the Netherlands is struggling with a huge housing shortage, which means that young people pay the highest prices in rent for a small room, if they can find one at all. That must change!
Fortunately, it can also be done differently. But it is important that we as young people make our voice heard: for a greener, more social and more inclusive Netherlands.
GroenLinks has already achieved a lot as an opposition party in recent years. For example, GroenLinks helped with the Climate Agreement, GroenLinks provided €450 million for vulnerable neighbourhoods and GroenLinks managed to get a majority in parliament for the idea to abolish the binding study advice. After the election, GroenLinks wants to (co-)govern. Below is a selection of the things that GroenLinks wants to achieve.
We think these are the most important points of the election manifesto
The polluter pays:
GroenLinks wants large polluting companies to pay an extra tax on the CO2 they emit. These companies will thus pay a fair price for the pollution they produce, and they will be stimulated to use alternatives to fossil fuel.
Once 18 years old, GroenLinks wants to give all youth €10,000, so that they can pay for their tuition and study costs. From 18 to 23 years old, the €10,000 can only be spent on that. After your 23rd birthday the amount is free to be used for anything. The loan system generation will also receive this €10,000. For families with an income of up to €100,000, there is also an additional study grant of approximately €400.
Abolish deductibles and lower health insurance premium:
GroenLinks wants to distribute healthcare costs fairly between people who are sick and healthy. The deductible is therefore abolished. GroenLinks also wants to significantly lower the health insurance premium by abolishing the health insurance allowance.
Address housing shortage:
In the next 10 years, GroenLinks wants to build 1 million new homes, of which at least 40% must be social housing. The income limits for social housing will be raised, so that more people are eligible for this.
Combat racism and discrimination:
GroenLinks wants a national approach to combat discrimination in the labour market. Ethnic profiling by the police, the tax authorities and other authorities will be immediately stopped.
Invest in public transportation:
GroenLinks wants to invest more in public transport, so that different parts of the Netherlands are more accessible. For example, GroenLinks wants to look at a direct connection between Groningen and the Randstad. Furthermore, public transport prices have to go down.
GroenLinks wants to prohibit supermarkets from throwing away food. Instead, the leftover food should be taken to the food bank.
Every young person up to the age of 18 receives their own culture budget.
Lower voting age:
Because GroenLinks wants young people to be able to participate in decisions about their future, GroenLinks wants to lower the voting age to 16 years.
Tackle sexual violence:
GroenLinks wants a national action plan against sexual violence. The Sexual Assault Centres must be expanded. Officers need to be better trained to deal with sexual violence. Knowledge about combating sexual violence must be increased in education, associations and religious organisations.
Of course, the GroenLinks election manifesto is much larger and more extensive than this. If you are interested, we would especially encourage you to read further. You can read the full manifesto (in Dutch) here.