Greens calls for Scots to vote like their 'future depends on it'
THE Scottish Greens have urged Scots to “Vote Like Our Future Depends On It” at the next election.
The party’s new slogan was unveiled today at the launch of their election campaign.
Commenting, Scottish Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie said: “Our future is at stake at this election. Climate science gives us just nine years to reverse climate breakdown, and the pandemic has shown up the gaps in our economy that allow too many people to fall into poverty.
“The Scottish Greens have worked constructively during the COVID crisis to make sure our frontline workers are tested regularly, to bring about a ban on evictions over winter and make sure our schools are safe.
“But as we build back from this crisis and address the looming climate emergency, we need a recovery that creates jobs and tackles Scotland’s climate emissions. We need investment in low carbon industries like windfarms, trains and warm homes. Only the Scottish Greens offer the solutions to act now, which is why we are asking people to vote like our future depends on it on May 6th.”
In an early indication of how the 2021 campaign will be impacted by the global pandemic, Lorna Slater, the party’s co-leader was forced to pull out of the launch after being in close contact with with someone who tested positive for coronavirus.
At the start of the week, the Edinburgh North and Leith Holyrood hopeful received a notification from the Protect Scotland coronavirus app telling her to self-isolate.
Slater, who works in renewables, took to Twitter to thank supporters for their best wishes. "I'm well. I'm isolating, as instructed, to make sure I don't put anyone at risk," she said.