Like cooperatives, Europe must be built by the people, for the people. Cooperatives give over 127 million people across the EU the opportunity to directly address the needs of their communities, decide how the businesses are run and share their profits with their members. For even more people to benefit from the cooperative difference, support of the European Parliament and cooperatives’ inclusion in various EU policies is therefore crucial.
The European Parliament makes big decisions: how to grow the economy, how to transition to renewable energy, how to make sure that the food we eat is safe. When you vote, you choose who makes these decisions and what they mean for the sort of world you want to live in. If you don’t vote, you have no say.
As cooperators, democracy and self-responsibility are cornerstones of all our actions. This is why Cooperatives Europe encourages every member, cooperator, partner and ally to pledge: “This time I’m voting.” And encourage others to do the same.
What you can do
Pledge to vote on ttimv.eu/cooperatives
Vote for a #CoopSupporter on the given date between 23 – 26 May
Join the campaign: show how #CoopsInspireChange and tell us why you will vote
Send us your election day photo with the tags #CoopsInspireChange and #ThisTimeImVoting
Voting for a #CoopSupporter
Choosing a candidate who has similar priorities to cooperatives will enable us to find synergies of support on important topics over the next five years. Discover candidates who have already pledged to become #CoopSupporters here.
Shares our vision of a European economy that puts people before profit
Supports the cooperative business model with its values and principles
Commits to realise the recommendations of the cooperative movement
Useful voting information
The platform This Time I’m Voting was launched by the European Parliament in 24 languages. Supporting volunteers and citizens who pledge to vote in the European elections on 23‑26 May 2019.
Sign up through ttimv.eu/cooperatives to receive information about voting. Don’t forget to share this link! All sign-ups through this link will be credited to the cooperative movement, and we will be able to see the impact of cooperators encouraging others to pledge to vote.