In our election programme Change begins with the city, we demonstrate how GroenLinks Amsterdam has succeeded in laying sustainable and social foundations for change as the largest party to the city council. To tackle remaining challenges, we are making five promises to the city for the upcoming years: 1) a home for everyone, 2) a green and climate-neutral city, 3) a radically different economy, 4) tackling inequality and racism, and 5) involving Amsterdammers even more in the design of their city
Four years ago, the city of Amsterdam stood at a crossroads. The people of Amsterdam chose a greener and more leftist course. Together with our coalition partners, we have followed up on our promises, initiating major changes that have made Amsterdam a more social, inclusive, and greener city. "We are proud of our accomplishments," says Rutger Groot Wassink, our party leader. “However, our work for the city is far from finished. That is why we are now presenting a programme with which residents of Amsterdam can once again vote wholeheartedly for a sustainable, social and connected city on March 16th, 2022.”
A PLACE WHERE CHANGE BEGINS
The Covid-19 crisis has hit the city with force and has painfully exposed the fundamental flaws in our economy and society. The housing crisis, climate disruption, racism and economic and social inequality must continue to be fought with all our might, while simultaneously working towards greater solidarity in the city. Only then can Amsterdam become a place of change, a place where people feel at home, a place that offers them decent living conditions and where they feel free. Our ideals are more urgent than ever.
Therefore, we are making the following promises in our electoral programme: