The Podemos-Izquierda Unida (IU) coalition has presented its electoral program for the regional elections, made up of 500 proposals, with which it aspires to “transform Cantabria by the hand with its inhabitants”, including reindustrialisation, rights The focus is on employment. transportation, health and housing; and a feminist and ecological perspective.
The program, which is regarded as “a bill of rights for the citizens of Cantabria”, has been presented this Saturday in a press conference by the Podemos-IU candidates for parliament, Mónica Rodero and Carmen Martín, who have indicated that it “places the first stone on which the transformation of Cantabria begins, and therefore its measures will be important in the post-election negotiations.”
The document begins with a declaration of intent titled ‘Another Cantabria is possible’, which seeks to “contribute to the common good” through more than 500 proposals, divided into 16 sections and expressed in rights, in a process one Which social groups and citizens have been summoned for more than a year.
Among its economic proposals, the reindustrialization of the Besaya and Campu areas stands out, and the extension of a reindustrialization plan to Arco de Bahía. “The reindustrialization of Cantabria has always been the pivot of work since our birth,” recalled Rodero, who pointed out that in 2016 he had already brought the Besaya and Campu reindustrialization plan to Congress, and asked the central government “for its immediate implementation”. March” will be demanded. ,
Likewise, the coalition will defend free, quality public health “with tooth and nail”. In his opinion, health would require “intervention from many sectors”, for which he advocated productive models, addressing so-called “social determinants of health” such as the fight against unemployment, precarity, poverty and sexual violence. among other conditions.
To do this, it proposes to address the crisis of empowerment of primary care, mental health care and public health. The Alliance has committed itself to guaranteeing the right to housing, complying with everything contained in the State Housing Law, as well as developing a specific law for Cantabria that guarantees it.
Furthermore, it is committed to mobility for this legislature, for which it believes it is “essential” to establish an interconnected public transport network that includes taxis and is responsive to the needs of citizens “wherever they reside”. Feedback as well as “immediate” improvements to the Cercanías network and FEVE.