Samuli Sinisalo for Helsinki City Council
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I’m 31 year-old project manager/project researcher at Kalevi Sorsa Foundation. I work with a democracy support in Macedonia.
In the municipal elections I run on a Social Democratic platform, based on equality, solidarity, tolerance and strong public sector. I want to protect and develop that model to match the needs of today and tomorrow. The goal is that we have to provide everyone in Finland the conditions and possibilities for leading a good life. This includes those who are born in here and those who have moved here from abroad. Everyone in should have equitable access to education, health care, labor market, and good life.
I was born and raised in Tampere, but I’ve lived two years in Norway in an international high-school, and volunteered for a year in another international high-school in Bosnia-Herzegovina. I spent four years in college in Bar Harbor, Maine, USA. And I completed my masters in the Hague, the Netherlands. I’ve worked as an assistant to two prominent politicians: Eero Heinäluoma and Jutta Urpilainen in the Finnish Parliament. There’s a bit of an international spirit in me and I know what it’s like to live in a society that’s not your native.
Helsinki is the biggest and the most international city in Finland. We have to make it more tolerant and more aware of it’s unique Finnish roots and surroundings, as well as of the international cultural richness it encompasses. For that we need young, talented, and competent decision makers in the city council in Helsinki.
The whole Nordic model and welfare state are based on representative democracy, therefore the more people vote, the better. Recent decline in voting activity is of concern. Generally, those who would have the most to gain from the Nordic model are the least likely to vote. Are you eligible to vote? Consult the chart below (Yle). Also, you might be interested in this article by Yle.
If you are eligible to vote and want to make Helsinki a more equitable and international city, don’t hesitate to vote (for me)! The number on the ballot is 458!
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