Help Chris Pyak and Neue Liberale to win a seat in the European Parliament.
- push forward to give citizens the final say in Europe – by letting the European Parliament propose, discuss and decide those issues that concern all Europeans.
- demand respect for each persons individual identity, including her roots in different places and cultures. Human beings are colourful, not monochrome.
- create two million jobs in the EU by reducing the real obstacles to a career across borders
- improve life quality for millions of families by giving them more control over their time and their life. (For example via a right to work from home office, like in the Netherlands.)
If you care about our democracy, about the future of our children and the dignity of each and every person who lives in Europe:
Come and support me and Neue Liberale in our election campaign.
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1. Do you even stand a chance?
In Germany there is no threshold in the 2019 European Parliament Election. 300.000 votes will win you a secure seat in the European Parliament. You can even get elected with much less votes: The “unclaimed” seats will become part of a “lottery” among the smaller parties. Martin Sonneborn got elected with just 180.000 votes, for example.
So, the answer is: Yes, there is a real chance that Neue Liberale will win one seat in the European Parliament and Chris Pyak will be able to represent you.
2. Which political group would you join after a successful election?
Neue Liberale would aim to join ALDE Group. Guy Verhofstadt's ideas about the future of Europe match our ideas very closely.
3. Why do you run?
When I was young the general feeling was: “My kids should have a better life than me.” Now it seems to me that politicians have given up on the idea of improving our lives. They seemingly only care about feeding the nostalgic feelings of disgruntled old men. The opportunities and needs of our youth are sacrificed on the altar of far right “identity politics”.
I care about the future of my children. I want them to have all opportunities and benefits of the digital age. I want our political structures to fit the needs of the world in 2034 – and not in 1934.
Also: There is a small, but loud minority across Europe who demands that every single person has to be exactly like they themselves. If you don't fit into their narrow worldview: Then they see you as an imposition, a threat even. They demand that you are one thing and one thing only. They try to reduce you to a single number: Nationality, Race, Gender.
Many democratic politicians stare into the eyes of populists like a rabbit stares at the snake. They are fearful and cowardly and try to placate those old men with their narrow worldview and spiteful souls.
Ich bin soeben aus der FDP ausgetreten.
“Bürger müssen sicher sein, das der Ausländer beim Bäcker kein Illegaler ist.”
Christian Lindner hat in seiner Rede allen Nazis einen Vorwand geliefert dunkelhäutige Menschen zu drangsalieren.@Lambsdorff @johannesvogel @c_lindner
— Chris Pyak (@chris_pyak) 12. Mai 2018
Well, I think that every single one of us has their very own identity. It consists of a million single parts, experiences, stories and heritage. 40% of children under the age of five in Germany have roots in different places and cultures. That's part of who they are.
I believe that my job as your MEP would be to tell those who are unsettled by your diverse and rich identity:
“Life is colourful. Deal with it!”
A liberal politician must defend each person individuality. Not throw it under the bus to placate those who hate everyone that is “different” from themselves.
4. What are your main political goals?
One To give a voice to all of us who are not “monochrome”, but real people with a million of influences that shape us. It's about time that someone stands up and says “Enough!” to those who aim to gain votes by feeding us to populists.
Two: I want to reduce the obstacles that you face to build a wonderful life. Technology has advanced to a point where it is hard to see the difference to actual magic. But our political structures are stuck in the of the horse carriage. For example: Why would you need to rust away in traffic jam every morning – despite the fact that you could do your job much better in your own home, on your own time? The Netherlands have a right to work in home office. The employer must prove that this is not possible. Employees should have the freedom to work when and where it fits their personal habit – so that they themselves, their employer and society benefit.
Three: Youth unemployment is still sky high in Southern Europe. At the same time Northern Europe needs millions of young professionals to replace retiring babyboomers. But again our structures have not catched up with reality. Only 1% of German companies hire in English for example – but at the same time 60% of companies see “lack of skilled labour” as the biggest threat to their organisation.
We should introduce rules and support systems that allow Europeans to take any job, anywhere – as long as they are qualified. This means in the first place: You need to be able to start working in English and learn the local language “on the job” in a sufficient percentage of companies across all parts of Europe and different industries.
5. How can I help?
There is an endless list of ways. For a start: Help us collect the 4.000 signatures neccessary to even run in the election. (We have time till December 2018). Also: Invite 16-20 friends to your home to discuss Europe. Invite Chris Pyak to join you and have a conversation. Chris is curious to hear about your ideas, your wishes and needs.
But the very first step is even easier: Simply sign up here so that Chris can get in touch with you.