Kosche in Kreuzberg

moblog I spotted this poster the other day – it portrays Heidi Kosche who wants to win a direct “win” a direct ticket for seat at the Berlin parliament in the upcoming elections.

Direct means that if you gain the majority and a certain percentage of all votes, you are send to the parliament directly, whereas if you only win with a certain lead over your competitors, you are send in order of the party’s list of candidates. If I understood correctly.

Anyhow, this morning I read at the paper at the corner of my most favorite cafe and spotted what I think was her hanging up posters for the upcoming elections. So I asked if it was really her hanging up her own posters, and she briefly came over and briefly explained what she was after in the election. And who would have thought, she’s against the privatization of drinking water – and if that is not a Green topic, what is?

She explained that the drinking water for some people in her district turns out to be really bad.

And it’s not like I have ever noticed sand (!) when I turn on the water, but some people have. She said that she once experienced a rather strange situation in London visiting her daughter (who studied there during the 80’s). She saw people begging for drinking water, and thinking about the bad quality the drinking water apperently has some people, she did not want the same situation to happen in Berlin.

Which even enraged her so much, that she got visually into politics. Visually means that she helped and supported Ströbele before, and actually did not want to run for an office herself.

Anyway. Most interesting part for me this morning is that she even helped put up her own posters. From my own personal experience I know that rarely the candidates get around to doing this – maybe for a press photoshoot, but not really otherwise.

Which is of course not meant as argument to vote for her, after all she is still running for the Greens! ;-)

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