Former first ladies appeal for participation in the parliamentary elections. Arleta Zalewska from “Fakty” TVN and Aleksandra Pawlicka from “Newsweek” talked about how important their voice is in the “Women’s Choice” podcast. The journalists also commented on the response they received from Agata Kornhauser-Duda.
Former first ladies took part in a campaign encouraging women to take part in elections parliamentary.
Jolanta Kwaśniewska said that she was going to vote because among the candidates for the Sejm and Senate there are people who think like she does. – On matters that are important to me, they will speak with my voice – she added.
– Naturally, I’m going to vote. I can’t imagine missing out on these elections, said Anna Komorowska. – I believe that this is an extremely important choice and it is not only due to a pro-civic attitude, but I always think that if I do not add my voice, the voice that I would least like to see and hear will decide – she added.
Danuta Wałęsa said that she “fought for the wrong Poland.” – I am begging people on my knees to vote, she emphasized.
First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda’s response
Aleksandra Pawlicka from “Newsweek” mentioned that when she asked the former first ladies for the recordings, Jolanta Kwaśniewska and Anna Komorowska immediately did so, while Danuta Wałęsa initially refused.
Pawlica emphasized that she also asked the first lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda with this question. – I received an e-mail reply: “We kindly inform you that the President intends to exercise her electoral right under the Constitution of the Republic of Poland and take part in the elections to the Sejm and Senate,” she reported.
– Our question was not whether she only intended to take part, but why she thought these elections were important – added Aleksandra Pawlicka.
Questions about the president’s activity
Arleta Zalewska from “Fakty” TVN checked the activity of the first lady and pointed out that she recently took part in the #sadziMY campaign, met the Minister of Health, with whom she talked about preventive activities in the fight against breast cancer. The president also met with rural housewives’ groups.
– This is the president’s activity, but I think that this is the moment when she should speak up, not standing next to the president, but alone – said the journalist. – This last week to do it so that she feels that she is fulfilling her functions, the role of first lady, in a way appropriate to the situation – she added.
Aleksandra Pawlicka pointed out that Agata Kornhauser-Duda she did not intervene when the women’s strikes began or when they began migration crisis on the border with Belarus – she emphasized that the former first ladies sent a letter, and Jolanta Kwaśniewska and Anna Komorowska went to the border.
– Agata Duda also did not join in helping disabled people, because she once went to meet these women and it ended in a fiasco – she said. – A first lady who does not defend women, does not stand up for their rights, does not encourage them to vote is simply a first lady who remains silent – she added.