We must appreciate this and generally understand how great the power of October 15 was. How many women and young people actually “voiced” these older guys and said they wanted change – said Dominika Lasota from the “Wschód” Initiative in “Fakty po Faktach”. – Young people have said enough to Minister Czarnek. They said enough of calling anyone an “ideology”. Take care of mental health immediately, do not ignore our needs – emphasized Dominik Kuc from the GrowSPACE Foundation.
In October elections parliamentary elections, the youngest voters most often chose the Civic Coalition, followed by the Left. It achieved only the fifth result in this age group Law and Justice – results from survey Ipsos.
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Among voters aged 18 to 29, 68.8 percent voted. entitled. Compared to other age groups, this is the second last turnout. The young overtook only the oldest – citizens over 60 years of age. However, according to the same study conducted during the 2019 elections, turnout in the 18-29 group was only 46.4%.
The guests of “Fakty po Faktach” were representatives of the young generation – Dominika Lasota (Inicjatywa “Wschód”) and Dominik Kuc (GrowSPACE Foundation).
Lasota: October 15 was the beginning of the fight for a better, safe Poland
– October 15 was the beginning of the fight for a better, safe Poland – emphasized Lasota. – First of all, we really need to appreciate it and generally understand how great the power of October 15 was. How many women and young people actually “voiced” these older guys and said they wanted change, she said.
– The fact that international media write about a certain Polish phenomenon, that women and young people did it, is truly something that is already an inspiration for many people around the world. And the second thing is that Poles have said very loudly and very clearly that they want change, they want something new. They want something newer than what United Right has offered us over the last eight years, but they also do not want to return to what it was – she added.
Kuc: young people talk about how they don’t want to be ignored
Dominik Kuc also commented on the matter. – I believe that this is the time when October 15 is actually the beginning, but I hope that it is the beginning of the implementation of important demands that young people have fought for many times – he said.
– Young people have said enough to Minister Czarnek. They said enough of calling anyone an “ideology”. Address mental health immediately, do not ignore our needs. These were, among others, these three topics, but also: enough of breaking human rights. These are the issues that young people have fought for many times during protests and demonstrations, he added.
– Young people say they don’t want to be ignored. They want to have agency and influence what a Polish school looks like, for example. Because that’s where the real civic education is supposed to come from, he concluded.
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