We are Amsterdam BIJ1, the party for radical equility. With one seat in the Amsterdam city council we have managed to make a big impact in the past four years. On our initiative, for example, the climate crisis was declared in Amsterdam, homeless people are no longer fined if they sleep in the street, information signs are placed in streets that are named after colonial villains, extra money is made available for single parents, gender-neutral toilets are installed in publicly accessible buildings of the municipality and (small) cultural institutions outside the centre are included in the cultural recovery plan. Together with other parties, we ensured that research was conducted and apologies were made for Amsterdam’s role in slavery’s past.
The past four years, Amsterdam BIJ1 was the left-wing watchdog in the council. The problems that lie ahead call for a different kind of politics. If you support us in the upcoming elections, we can do a lot more for the city in the upcoming four years. A vote for Amsterdam BIJ1 is a vote for more affordable housing and less landlords. For more culture and less multinationals. For structural financing of residents collectives, so they can build a counterforce from below against the sell-out of the city. A vote for Amsterdam BIJ1 is a vote for climate justice. For an Amsterdam where no one is forced to sleep on the streets. For guaranteeing the livelihood and human rights of everyone in our city.