Cesár Sampson has announced that he is to stand as a candidate for the Green Party in Vienna.
The singer who represented Austria in 2018 discusses why he should be chosen for the upcoming elections for Vienna City Council on the Green Party website, saying:
“I agree with Jane Goodall, who said: Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don’t believe is right.”
The website continues:
In his interviews, Cesár Sampson speaks very clearly about his desire for a new policy of open exchange of ideas, in which the quality of the idea is more important than the storage it brings.
Cesár says that working in his own district is rewarding because everything – citizens, cause and effect, politics- are all closely tied together.
The party’s website also talks about how they’d like to make Vienna more environmentally sustainable saying:
The goal: to fight the heat and reduce the greenhouse gas CO2 by planting trees, greening facades and other cooling measures, such as water elements.
Finally, the district reserve (savings of the district), which has now grown to more than € 1 million, flows into sustainable investments for climate protection and environmentally friendly employment.
In 2015, Die Grünen (the official name of the Green Party in Austria) picked up 10 seats in the City Council elections, but with 100 seats in total,Die Grünen are a minority party. The elections are scheduled to take place in October this year.
You can view Cesár’s page on the Die Grünen website by clicking here.
Aswell as politics in April this year Cesár took part in an online charity singalong, singing the song ‘We are the world’ alongside fellow Austrian representatives Vincent Bueno, Nathan Trent and PÆNDA which you can see by clicking here.
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