What is Liike Nyt?
Liike Nyt is not a political party, we are a political movement. We have also been described to be a political startup. Liike Nyt was founded in April 2018 by Alex Nieminen, Helene Auramo, Hjallis Harkimo, Karoliina Kähönen, Mikael Jungner, Sarian Antila, and Tuomas Enbuske.
We think that the current political system and atmosphere are broken. We want to avoid the same mistakes other political parties have made.
We want to bring decision-making closer to people and offer tools to get people to be part of the decision-making. The current Finnish political decision-making needs fixing. There are a few things that demonstrate why we believe this:
We think that politicians should have a touch to common life. If people become career politicians, they might lose the deeper understanding of people. This is also what people have said in a research carried out by Taloustutkimus. We hope to change this: all our candidates are committed to maximum of two inaugurations as members of the Parliament of Finland.
If our candidate is elected as a Member of the Parliament, he or she commits to resign from other positions to avoid any conflict of interest. This assures that no decision-makers are influenced by the obligations of a third party-company or organization to avoid corruption.
What do we believe in?
We selected six different basic principles, which we all agree on. We believe that these six principles build trust, but also create room for different perspectives:
Everybody deserves a human worthy life and the society must provide it.
A market economy is a solid foundation of a society, as long as the rules are fair for everyone.
Climate change is real and the decision-making must be done in a sustainable way.
Entrepreneurship is the most effective way to do things, when it is given the proper space to operate in the society.
We respect individuals and their rights.
We support the European Union.
What we have accomplished so far:
Our online parliament consists of over 12,000 people. Many of them actively participate in the decision-making and dialogue with us.
We carried out a poll to understand what Finnish entrepreneurs would like us to focus on. The answer was clear: social security for entrepreneurs.
We are taking part in the next parliamentary elections on April 14, 2019. Currently we have 100+ candidates.
In our short period of existence, we have already made an impact to the current political decision-making.
Learn more about Liike Nyt (only available in Finnish).