THERE’S GONNA BE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS HERE IN BRAZIL THIS YEAR AND I’M WONDERING WHY ISN’T ANYONE TALKING ABOUT IT??
BECAUSE THERE IS AN AWESOME CANDIDATE CALLED LUCIANA GENRO AND SHE IS BASICALLY PERFECT??
If you have a Brazilian friend who’s 16 or older and is legally licensed to vote, please consider introducing them to Luciana Genro’s campaign page at http://lucianagenro.com.br/
She is very passionate about young people’s needs and suggestions, she’s concerned about public transport issues, she has a very strong pro-LGBT+ and feminist program! I’m gonna leave here some of her goals regarding women:
- Fight violence against women
- Increase the number of vacancies for children in schools
- Legalize abortion
- Defend the humane childbirth and the end of obstetric violence
- Wage equality
- Increase maternity and paternity leave
- Perform a political renovation increasing female participation
- Granting non-sexist education
- Strengthen the rights of women of color
- Fight lesbiphobia and transphobia
And some of her pro-LGBT+ goals:
- Implant concrete politics to fight sistematically agains homophobia
- Create an observatory to monitor homophobic violence
- Institutionalize protection to LGBT+ and all forms of family
- Secure equal civil marriage rights
- Grant one’s right to auto-define their own gender identity
- Grant trans’ and transvestite’s rights to integral health care
- Revise policies on HIV and DST combat with LGBT+ care in mind
- Implant the “Schools With No Homophobia” kits
- Qualify public services to better attend the LGBT+ population
- Support LGBT+ participation/visibility
And etc etc, these are just the ones I think you guys are most inclined to feel stronger about. She some other very amazing goals and plans and you should definitely check them out at her site.
Guys, it’s really important that all young people in Brazil know that we have other options, besides Dilma, Marina and Aécio. Even if the people in our country vote for one of those guys and one of them gets elected, the awareness of Luciana’s candidature will make them realize that they did have a choice in the beginning.
They will remember that they had a choice but they let it go when they decided to reelect the same people who make them tired of living in the same country, ever since PT’s rise.
Espero que tenha conseguido te fazer pensar um pouco mais sobre isso.