TO ALL EU-CITIZENS IN BERLIN AND GERMANY:
Is your rent too high? Are you working more for your landlord than for yourself? That’s because of the terrible housing policy of Berlin and other German cities which led to a massive shortage of flats.
The Wohnraum-Verteidigungs-Liga (W-V-L), which translates as Tenants Defense League, is an electorate group – not a party – composed of housing activists and recently affected people. We want to participate in the EU elections for Germany. We need 4,500 signatures to be accepted. If we are, we’ll have the same media time as the big parties. We’ll use it to push the housing problem as much as we can.
A member of the EP needs ‘only’ 200,000 votes to get elected. Not easy, but not impossible. Should we get in, we’ll set up an office in the 7 most affected cities to help tenants network and lobby for them at EU-level. The goal is to have the right to affordable housing put in EU legislation, promote construction programmes and make as much PR as possible.
As an EU-citizen, you can vote for the European elections in Germany. And help us, citizens and not professional politicians, to get in, to try to better the housing situation. It’s not only not fair to pay half your income on rent, it’s also no sustainable in the long run for the economy. Why should the real-estate industry take away purchasing power from other sectors?
TO PARTICIPATE IN THE EU-ELECTIONS, WE NEED a total of 4,500 SIGNATURES! We’re at a little over 2,000 now.
On paper, nothing online. We’re in Germany 🙂
You can also download the form to sign here and send it to our office:
WE ALSO NEED HELPERS TO COLLECT SIGNATURES!
Even if it’s only for an hour or two, any help would be much appreciated. Just contact us per PM.
Calling to all Danes, Swedes, Finns, French, Belgians, Dutch, Luxemburgans, Spaniards, Portugueses, Italians, Greeks, Czechs, Poles, Lithuanians, Lettons, Estonians, Maltese, Romanians, Bulgarians, Hungarians, Slovaks, Slovenians, Croatians and Irish.
Sorry Brits, unless you convince Theresa to stay a little bit longer…