Simon Granroth

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"A voice for science and compassion. Evidence-based knowledge is the basis for all successful policy making."

I have studied social psychology and law at the University of Helsinki and worked as a physiotherapist within both healthcare and sports rehabilitation. Since I graduated from Uni, I have had the pleasure to work as a science communicator - an important task which I both love and respect. Previously, I have served in the Finnish Rapid Deployment Forces and was in the readiness unit for two years.

I noticed that the common factor of professionals within the peacekeeping community and in healthcare was the drive to help people in need, leave no human being behind, and do their part in "the good fight". This sentiment resonates strongly with me.

I wish do my part in shaping our shared future, and I aim to serve as a force of reason and compassion, that I feel our politics and indeed our world needs today. If you wish to vote for a liberal Helsinki, where decision making is sustainable, compassionate and fact-based, I might just be your candidate.

Name: Simon Granroth
Year of birth: 1990
Municipality: Helsinki
Title: Science Communicator, MSSc.
Email: granroth.simon@gmail.com
www: https://www.simongranroth.com
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Important political topics

A pioneer in climate and the environment

Sustainability.
The climate crisis and the collapse of the biospheres are critical challenges of our time. Our energy economy, transport, and agriculture must be revised in order for our emissions to fall significantly and eventually reach carbon zero. We should invest in wind, sun, geothermal, and nuclear power and simultaneously place strong incentives for the energy sector to replace large scale combustion of fossil fuels with ecologically sustainable low-emission alternatives. We will lead the way for an effective and equal climate policy.

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Equality

Empathy.
Every human being's life is a sum of their choices, chance, and the governing structures of society. I believe we ought to minimize the significance of chance by guaranteeing each individual the prerequisites for a good life through access to education as well as social and economic security. We must always stand up to bigotry and oppression, and empower those who have been rendered powerless by no fault of their own.

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The best school

Science.
Evidence-based knowledge is the basis for all successful policy making. The scientific community ought to be consulted extensively in the legislative process. The funding of science, education and research must be secured at all times to guarantee the freedom of thought and ideas. Researchers, universities and research institutes must be given the opportunity to plan their work long-term and preferably free of political and financial barriers. Investments in education at all levels always pays off in the form of equality and innovation. Access to quality education also counteracts exclusion and idiocracy, and is a prerequisite for any democracy to fulfill its potential.

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