Las Palmas De Gran Canaria (EFE) In 35 work groups that have accompanied her, “she already has a project to win a country”, a dream, she said, “in which no one is left over”.
“We have ideas, imagination, hope and we want to dream because when you don’t dream there is no future. Faced with a change of era, we have to change public policies. We want to change Spain with diversity and own accents. We need everyone, this is not about winning an election, but about winning a country, and for that there is no one left over”, Díaz asserted.
In his final speech at the only Sumar act held in the Canary Islands, and which will be followed next Sunday in Madrid by the official presentation of his candidacy for the Presidency of the Spanish Government, Díaz stressed that anyone who wants to join this project is welcome , “whatever you think, because no one is asked for a card”.
Yolanda Díaz stressed that Sumar’s mission is “to care for the people who are outside”, not to talk about himself, for which he stressed that “a country cannot be won by defending a stretcher table and talking about electoral lists”. .
Before more than half a thousand people who packed the hall of the Mercantile Circle of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, among which were representatives of Equo, Proyecto Drago, Podemos, Reunir, Izquierda Unida and Los Verdes, as well as the CCOO and UGT unions , Díaz has said that “the important thing is to show this country that although we have nuances, diversity is richness.”
“They don’t want us thinking the same thing, they want us walking together”, he asserted to ensure that if “we show, also in the Canary Islands, that we are up to the historic time in which we have had to live, we are going to win the country, be happy and love people.”
Yolanda Díaz recalled that her listening process began in her land, Lugo, the periphery of Spain, of which she feels very proud, and has assured that she wanted it to culminate in the Canary Islands, the outermost periphery of the EU, a diverse land of the one who has also said she is very proud and the one who came during the pandemic, has said, “when she thought it was important, not to sign the employment plan for La Palma”.
The Minister of Labor has highlighted that the Government of Spain has defended the Canary Islands when their tourism fell with more than 4,000 million euros that have served so that 38% of the workers of the Islands could take advantage of an ERTE, although it has estimated that “it is not decent” that in this region youth unemployment, which has been reduced by 10 points in this legislature, continues to be 39% “due to public policies of the 20th and 21st centuries that have decided the dependence of a single sector productive: tourism”, while industry represents only 5% of GDP.
Díaz celebrated that the Canary Islands have the largest number of employed people in history, close to one million people, and that it also registers a record number of female workers, although he has considered that “there is a lot to do”, since the enormous weakness of its economy persists. Therefore, Sumar “defends a different productive model, also for the Canary Islands, that generates wealth in a democratic way and is respectful of the environment.”
“We want to be a country committed to the decarbonization of the economy and the promotion of renewable energies, however, we also want this model to be democratic, not oligopolistic because three large multinationals are making gold” with this necessary transition, a sector , he said, in which we must also start talking about job creation.
In the opinion of Yolanda Díaz, “of course, the Canary Islands have all the future they want to be given, but they have to close gaps and inequalities, deciding with public resources a change in production model that respects their unique culture.”
In this Saturday’s event, Díaz spoke after the researcher and professor of History at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Daniel Castillo, the Majorera composer Aceysele Chacón, the journalist expert on migrations Txema Santana, and the cultural activist Alberto González, who have spoken about problems in the Canary Islands such as poverty, youth unemployment, homelessness, the impact of mass tourism or the overexploitation of natural resources.
In addition, these speakers have addressed the need for the Canary Islands to lead economic challenges in the field of the blue and green economy and also a new form of relationship with Africa contrary to the idea that “the islands of the EU are prisons or tombs” where people who try to find a better life are buried, like the 7,000 who have given their lives in the last five years on this route, as recalled by Txema Santana, who has asked the public to observe 30 seconds of silence in his memory. EFE