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Spain is ready to #knockthevote for victory

Elena Valenciano and Marije Laffeber with PES ActivistsOn Saturday 21st of February, Elena Valenciano, PES Vice-President and head of the PSOE list, kicked off the #knockthevote training with 80 PES activists of the Partido Socialista Obrero Español (PSOE) in Madrid. Valenciano said: "The European elections in May are decisive for the future of European citizens. If we want to fight youth unemployment, we must act now on all political levels."

Mobilise, mobilise, and mobilise

Social Democratic and Socialist Parties are on the rise all over Europe. "This election is about mobilization and coming closer to the European citizens” said the keynote speaker Marije Laffeber.  According to Marije, this can only be accomplished by engaging the European citizens directly and personally. "Our #knockthevote campaign, which is spreading organically across Europe, is a great example, where thousands of our activists are knocking on doors, together with their Member Parties, to mobilise our voters." 

Laffeber especially congratulated the enthusiasm, the work and the initiatives of the Spanish activists, that came from Bilbao, Barcelona, Seville, Salamanca, Segovia, Zaragoza, and Madrid to join the #knockthevote Training.

Europe must change

Elena Valenciano, opened the meeting with a rallying call to activists underlining the urgency to change Europe “The European Union must change now, or it will be too late for countries like Spain. It is now that we have to fight against the social crisis. Jobs and decent salaries are the priorities we will take to the European Parliament”.

Elena asserted that “there is a big social democratic family that is ready to lead the European Union, in order to stop the conservatives that have brought us here”. 

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