Politics has to be for everyone.
I'm standing for Deputy Leader.
In order to make Green policies happen, we need to get elected. I can be an ordinary voice to reach out to ordinary people, and make that happen.
Politics for everyone.
The purpose of language is to communicate messages.
We keep using complicated words when simple words would work just as well.
We want our movement to be inclusive to everyone, whether they were expelled from school or are university educated, and whether English is their first, fourth of fifth language.
Using words like neo-liberalism and authoritarian doesn't help create change. It only creates confusion.
For people and planet.
We have great policies on the environment but also great policies when it comes to people.
We need to show that we are ready to deliver a society that works for everyone, that tackles inequality, tackles discrimination, and focuses on making the lives of people across the UK happier, as well as tackling climate change.
We can’t expect people who are having to choose between heating their home and eating to support us if we only ever talk about the environment.
We are a party standing for social and environmental justice, and we need to make sure everyone knows it.
Inspiring individual change.
Our focus must be on changing the system, but we should also inspire people to make personal changes in their own lives too. We can do both.
Problems like climate change are too big to be tackled without system change.
Encouraging people to make personal changes like using public transport more, or switching to a plant-based diet will make it easier to push for big changes to how our society works, and mean that people will be more prepared for the future we want to deliver.
Defending the rights of everyone.
People have given their lives fighting for equal rights. We must continue that work, now more than ever, with more policies being discussed that want to push us backwards.
That includes standing up for the rights of people of colour. That includes standing up for the rights of the LGBTIQA+ community. That includes standing up for the rights of women. That includes standing up for the rights of animals.
We know that the press will stop talking about the Black Lives Matter movement, and when that happens the general public will stop talking about it too. We cannot let that happen.
We have to continue the fight for equality.