FATIM WINSHET EL HABIB DIARRA
I am 32-year-old city councillor and expert of public affairs and communications from Munkkivuori, Helsinki. I am also a black woman with a capital B. I’m running for the Finnish Parliament because we haven't reached equality and because our political decision-makers should look like Finland of today. It matters what kind of life experience people in politics have had and through what kind of lens they look the world. I’m running for Parliament, because I’m not afraid of anything but backward politics and climate change.
Finland has changed. Racist remarks and racist behaviour have become more and more accepted. This must end. We need a change in our politics - we must not give racism any foothold. We need a government which acknowledges that in our society not all have equal opportunities.
I was a teacher in Vantaa for 3,5 years and I saw there how scarce resources lead to a situation where teachers can no longer do their job properly. What makes the cuts to education spending so pernicious is the way it hits the already disadvantaged pupils the hardest. When the schools don’t have adequate resources, the problems worsen.
Earth can be saved by taking bold action on mitigating climate change. We have created these problems and we can also solve them. Solving the problem of climate change is not the sole responsibility of individuals, but chiefly of our politicians and decision-makers. Now is the time for action.
I need your help in these elections - help me change Finland.
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