The world isn't fair. Do you sometimes have that feeling? The gap between rich and poor is widening and those least responsible for the climate crisis bear the brunt of it.
People end up in poverty faster and it's damn hard to get out of it. With limited resources you do your best every day to build a dignified existence, but you keep bumping into hurdles and red tape. It often starts at birth. Growing up in poverty as a child is like starting a race metres behind the others. Overtaking is difficult and the consequences will last a lifetime. We want to break that circle.
That is why we ensure a decent income for everyone. No more cold, dark rooms due to the high energy bill. No empty kitchen cupboard. We provide a warm home for everyone, because housing is a basic right. And when it comes to climate change, we make sure that everyone is on board. We also provide affordable and good education. Free meals at school, so that no child goes to class hungry. Can you grow up like this? Then you can seize all the opportunities that life has to offer.
And those opportunities to flourish must be available to everyone. No one judges you by the name on your resume. No one is surprised when you enter the application in your wheelchair. No one asks about your origin, your orientation or your desire to have children. Your talent counts, your knowledge and skills. You can be who you are and love to see who you want. You choose what to wear and decide about your own body. You deserve equal pay for equal work. This is how we equalise the starting grid, step by step.
All this sounds expensive. Yet the solution is clear: everyone contributes fairly. The largest wealth and multinationals are now paying too little. We remove loopholes and ensure that everyone contributes. That's how we all move forward.
A society in which we are good to each other feels good to everyone.
Also important is that we all get the same opportunities to flourish. No one judges you by the name on your resume. You choose what to wear and decide about your own body. You deserve equal pay for equal work.