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Election 2020 Drop In

Saturday Drop In – 11th July

 

Election 2020 on October 7th is an important election in the history of the island. Whether you’re thinking “it’s time”, or you are considering it but you need more information, drop in to join us any time between 2pm and 4pm on Saturday 11th July at Headway House at KGV Playing Fields (important: directions below).  Children welcome.

We’ll be there to answer any questions you might have about the election process and tell you about the support we offer, including a programme of four evening sessions that we are setting up to help potential candidates understand the role of Deputy and prepare their campaigns.

There’s no obligation at all, it’s just a cup of tea and a chat (and biscuits…). We’re not a political party or association, we don’t mind what your political views are. We won’t be endorsing you at the polls, we’re just trying to help encourage women to overcome the barriers that stop them putting themselves forward. Guernsey can’t choose a balanced team of the best of the island’s talent if not enough women stand in the first place.

In the 2016 election, only 19 of the 81 candidates for Deputy were women. But 12 went on to be elected which increased the proportion of female States members from 11% to 30%.

Please join us on Saturday and pass this invitation on to friends you think should stand.

Media release

Directions:  Park in the main car park at KGV Playing Fields in Rue Cohu, Castel. Don’t go into the new main Clubhouse entrance. Instead, look for a brand new tarmac path on the side of the new extension to the Clubhouse. The path runs between the new accessible parking bays and a wooden fence. Go along the path and through the gate in the wooden fence to enter Headway House (also known as the Lynda Walker Room). Any problems, call Tina on 07781 426786 or Shelaine 07497 081126.

 

Deputy Lindsay de Sausmarez at the Stand Up for Your Island event
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Miriam Makeba - South Africa

Nominated by: Christine James

Zenzile Miriam Makeba (1932 to 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a South African singer, songwriter, actress, United Nations goodwill ambassador, and civil rights activist. Associated with musical genres including Afropop, jazz, and world music, she was an advocate against apartheid and white-minority government in South Africa. In 2020 she was named one of Time magazine’s 100 women of the century. 

South Africa is ranked 12th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 45.8% (source: data.ipu.org) 

Are you from South Africa? Please email hello@womeninpubliclife.gg if there is a social or cultural group for people from South Africa in Guernsey.

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The original image “The Hague Jazz 2008 – Miriam Makeba” by Haags Uitburo is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. 

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Angela Merkel - Germany

Nominated by: Anni Bisson

AWAITING COPY (born 26 July 1980) has served as prime minister of New Zealand and leader of the Labour Party since 2017. In 2019, she led the country through the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, rapidly introducing strict gun laws in response, and throughout 2020 she directed the country’s widely praised response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ardern was the world’s second elected head of government to give birth while in office when her daughter was born in June 2018.

Germany is ranked 49th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 31.5% (source: data.ipu.org) 

Are you from Germany? Please let us know at hello@womeninpubliclife.gg if there is a social or cultural group for people from Germany in Guernsey.

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Jacinda Ardern - New Zealand

Nominated by: Martin Lock

Jacinda Ardern (born 1980) has served as prime minister of New Zealand and leader of the Labour Party since 2017. In 2019, she led the country through the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, rapidly introducing strict gun laws in response, and throughout 2020 she directed the country’s widely praised response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ardern was the world’s second elected head of government to give birth in office when her daughter was born in 2018. ‘An inspiring Prime Minister who brought a nation together with true leadership, empathy and compassion.’

New Zealand is ranked 4th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 48.3% (source: data.ipu.org) 

Other iconic women: Dame Whina Cooper, nominated by Claire Fisher, and Kate Sheppard, nominated by Anna Cooper.

Are you from New Zealand? You may be interested in joining the ANZACs in Guernsey Facebook group

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