More multicultural, international and open-minded Turku
Welcome to my webpage!
I am running for the city council of Turku in municipal elections April 2015. I have been a member of the city council from the last election in 2012 and I am highly motivated to keep working for the city and its people in the future as well. Besides member of the city council, I have been a member of the committee of educational affairs and spokesperson of the Green party group during current term
I am 31-year old feminist and environmentalist. Besides municipal politics I work as Advocacy Manager in the Finnish Association of Organic Cultivation. I also study in the University of Turku in the international Master’s Degree Programme of Baltic Sea Region Studies. I would say my life is intensively occupied with politics, work and studies but every now and the I manage to play ukulele, do yoga and hang out with my two brothers.
Here you can check all the official information you need to be able to vote in municipal elections.
Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions. I want to work for more international and welcoming Turku. That includes also considering the needs of international people in Turku and involving people that do not speak Finnish, in the decision making. I believe that a multicultural, international and open-minded Turku is a better place to us all!
My themes in this spring’s election and for Turku’s future:
- Promote educational politics and services. I believe that every child should have the same opportunities regardless of their background. This means that it is our job to ensure that there are enough professional adults in schools and kindergartens. Education is also of good-quality when we develop it continuously. When the world changes, so must our education. The future is raised in our schools.
- Save the environment and stop polluting CO2. The city can’t only be made with concrete but also with trees, meadows and forests. We need to ensure that where ever we build new homes, we also keep green areas. City council has lot to do with tackling the climate change. I want Turku to invest in green renewable energy and public transportation.
- Develop nicer and better suburbs! It is time to invite the citizens of Turku to develop their own neighborhoods. We need to ensure that a good quality everyday life is achievable in suburbs. This means enough affordable rental houses, lively environment and new solutions, such as tram to Varissuo and Runosmäki.
The Green party of Turku -program for municipal elections: