In the following I would like to mention some of my positions for which I stand up and campaign.
Labour market policy:
In recent years, our labour market in Germany has proven to be very robust and crisis-proof. We have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany and the lowest since reunification, and youth unemployment is lower in Germany than in any other country of the European Union. But we must not forget those who still have a hard time in the labour market, we need greater inclusion in the primary labour market and we must also think about older workers. How can we design working environments so that they are still affordable at 65.
Good education policy is the key to the overall development of a society. In the future, too, we need a multi-tier school system. A grammar school alone or even a uniform school of all comprehensive schools is not enough. People are far too individual for one school to be able to meet the needs and requirements of all pupils. A major challenge for schools is without question the inclusion of pupils with disabilities. We will continue to need special schools in the future because not everyone can attend a mainstream school; there are a number of severe multiple disabilities for which attending a mainstream school does not make sense in my view. But we need to open up the special schools that we no longer need for regular operation, because these schools are geared to the needs of people with disabilities. It is much cheaper to open these schools for non-disabled people than to convert all schools to be barrier-free. However, we must not forget that in inclusion we also have to think about the time after school. This means that we also have to achieve inclusion at colleges and universities, but especially on the training market.
Especially in the current times, it is more evident than ever that we need Europe, for European solutions, because we will only be able to solve many challenges together. For this reason, it is right that we continue to advocate for a strong European Union in the future.
Inclusion, and especially successful inclusion, is a task for society as a whole. This is one of the major issues for the future of our society. Inclusion must not be seen in isolation, but must be seen as interlinked with all issues.
Zero tolerance against right-wing populists, right-wing radicals and right-wing extremists:
In recent years there has been an increase in the phrase: "It's okay to say...". This can be seen. No, one will not be allowed to say it again! As a society, we must set a clear example of tolerance against right-wing populists, right-wing radicals and right-wing extremists - it must never again be the case that those who have been around forever gain the majority in our country or try to influence the thinking of a society.
In times of demographic change, care is one of the greatest challenges - society is getting older and there are fewer and fewer young people. More and more people want to live in their own homes even in old age - we have to adapt to this. An important me of a must in this context is age-appropriate housing. There must be more housing in Germany that meets the special requirements of older people, some of whom need care.
Even today there is still discrimination against gay, lesbian, bi, trans, inter and queer people therefore we all have to work together for a diverse society. We need to take a clear stand against increasing hate violence and criminality.
We need a modern transsexual and civil status law.
Another important point is to stand up against the stigmatisation of those infected with HIV.
Even in times of strained financial situation of the municipalities, we need attractive sports facilities in the municipalities, especially for young people. But inclusive sport must also be expanded more. In addition to competitive sports, there must also be clear promotion of mass sports. In amateur football in particular, we must do everything we can to counteract the rampant violence.