Hope not fear
Vote Green to win for the common good Vote Green on 22 May
ELECTION COMMUNICATION EAST MIDLANDS REGION 22 MAY 2014
Your candidate Kat Boettge
Green MEPs work fo An economy that works for people • Green MEPs are working to create millions of new jobs in green industries • We support strong local economies where small businesses and co-operatives thrive • We campaign for effective regulation of banks and successfully proposed EU legislation to cap bankers’ bonuses • We want the minimum wage to be increased to a living wage.
Public services – not for profit
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• Greens campaign to stop privatisation of public services and would fund them properly through fair taxation • We want to bring the railways back into public ownership, improve services and reduce fares • By scrapping High Speed Rail (£42.6 billion) and Trident nuclear missiles (£97 billion) we would free up money for investment in services that will benefit everyone.
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or the common good A democratic, peaceful Europe • We want to reform the EU to make it more democratic and cost-effective • Unlike other parties, Green MEPs are not swayed by corporate lobbying • We constantly defend human rights and stand up for vulnerable minority groups • We push the EU to actively seek peaceful solutions to conflicts. treaty which threatened internet freedom.
A healthy environment • Green MEPs push the EU to take urgent action to combat climate change • We will replace polluting and risky sources of energy – including nuclear and fracking – with clean, safe renewables • We campaign for changes to the EU’s agriculture and fisheries policies, to protect biodiversity, animal welfare and long-term food security.
ECTION – YOUR VOTE WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE EPS WITH SUPPORT FROM JUST ONE IN TEN VOTERS
KAT BOETTGE lead candidate says
Kat Boettge originally from Germany, has lived with her daughter in Nottingham for over 14 years. Kat is the Green Party spokesperson for Social Care, and a Town Councillor for Kimberley, Nottinghamshire. Sue Mallender is the region’s second candidate; she is a Borough Councillor for Rushcliffe. Sue has two daughters and has been involved in the Green Party for many years. Your vote will help to: • Control the banking sector • Address tax avoidance • Support renewables • Combat climate change • Stop fracking • End nuclear power • Invest in Green jobs • Improve animal welfare • Create a fairer society
“The future of the UK, Europe and the world is threatened by ecological and social destruction, and economic decline. Only the Greens offer fair, sustainable and positive solutions. We are the fourth largest group in the European Parliament. Voting for us means we can alter damaging regulations and policies that will have a direct impact on our lives. In years to come we will have to answer to our children, our future generation. We want to able to say that we tried, and made a difference.”
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