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  • Eleonora Voltolina

Our Pledge for the 2024 European Elections, look up the candidates who signed it

Updated: 5 hours ago

In view of the upcoming 2024 European elections The Why Wait Agenda has launched a “Pledge” to act to close the fertility gap, the imbalance between how many children people would like to have and how many they actually have, from a profoundly secular and pro-choice standpoint. Here's the list (in progress) of candidates who already signed the “European Fertility Gap Pledge 2024 / A European Parliamentary Pledge to Close the Fertility Gap” Ireland 🇮🇪 Luke 'Ming' Flanagan, Member of the European Parliament, running for re-election as an indipendent in Ireland Midlands North West France 🇫🇷

Leila Chaibi, Member of the European Parliament, running for re-election in France for La France Insoumise.

Her message about the Pledge: “Merci pour votre initiative très importante et intéressante que je soutiens” Joëlle Marie-Reine Sciard, regional councilor in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, running for election in France in the list PS/Place Publique. Belgium 🇧🇪 Estelle Ceulemans, former secretary-general of FGTB-Fédération Générale du Travail de Belgique Bruxelles, running for election in Belgium for the Socialist party.

Her message about the Pledge: “Je m'engage à ce que toutes les femmes aient un accès libre et égalitaire à la santé sexuelle et reproductive, y compris l'avortement”.

Italy 🇮🇹

Brando Benifei, Member of the European Parliament and of the S&D Alliance, running for re-election in Italy for the Democratic party.

His message about the Pledge: “I am glad to be signing this pledge which express a thoughtful and well-structured stance on the crucial issue of birth rate” Pierfrancesco Maran, city councilor in Milan since 13 years , running for election in Italy for the Democratic party.

Alessandra Moretti, Member of the European Parliament and of the S&D Alliance, running for re-election in Italy for the Democratic party. Pina Picierno, Member of the European Parliament and of the S&D Alliance, running for re-election in Italy for the Democratic party. Emanuela Pistoia, professor of European Union Law and chair of the Department of Law at the University of Teramo. Running for election in Italy for the list Stati Uniti D'Europa. Her message about the Pledge: “Il diritto alla maternità delle donne non può limitarsi al diritto di non avere un figlio! Va parimenti sostenuto il diritto ad avere figli! La genitorialità non può fondarsi sulla mortificazione delle donne come membri attivi della società, né tantomeno sull’obbligo di portare a termine gestazioni non desiderate. Servono: educazione alla fertilità grazie alla quale le donne abbiano una seria chance di diventare madri dopo aver completato gli studi ed essersi inserite nel mondo del lavoro, sostegno alla genitorialità condivisa, sostegno alla genitorialità nei luoghi di lavoro, accesso alla medicina riproduttiva” Giuditta Pini, former member of the European Parliament (2013 to 2022); running for election in Italy for the Democratic party.  Marilena Grassadonia, LGBTQI+ activist and former president of the association “Famiglie Arcobaleno”; woman, lesbian, feminist and the mother of three kids. Currently head of Sinistra Italiana's Rights and Freedoms department and director of the the City of Rome's LGBT+ Rights' office. Running for election in Italy for Alleanza Verdi e Sinistra.  Simona Merisi, lawyer; running for election in Italy for Alleanza Verdi e Sinistra. Sinistra. Her message about the Pledge: “M'impegno, laddove eletta, a promuovere nel Parlamento europeo tutte le azioni da voi proposte, che condivido completamente”

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