I’m Titta Hiltunen, a 28-year-old green leftist feminist living in Kontula, Eastern Helsinki. For me, green left values mean pursuing a sustainable world and putting an end to inequality. I’m a Master's student of Contemporary History at the University of Helsinki.
I moved to Helsinki in 2012 and it became my home instantly. I grew up in the Finnish Lapland, Kemi in a working-class family as a single-mother’s child. In my freetime, I enjoy spending time with my friends, reading, going to disco, and swimming.
It’s important to me that Helsinki is a lively city with diversity and sounds of life, as well as versatile opportunities for anyone to organise events and take part in independent, non-commercial, and active city culture.
I am probably best known as a passionate advocate for universal basic income. I am an intersectional feminist, meaning I want to draw attention and advocate for solutions of discrimination based on multiple grounds.
I have witnessed or experienced poverty, discrimination, mental health problems, and difficult phases of life. Because of all this, I am well aware how difficult it can be to receive the support you need. One of my main goals in politics and every-day life is to improve the structures of society that cause inequality.
I also want to do everything I can to mitigate the two biggest crises of our time, global warming and mass extinction.
As an experienced student-activist my core goals have been to promote affordable housing, means of subsistence, universal basic income, and sustainability.
I’m currently working in a human rights advocacy organisation, where I have become an expert on human rights compliant social security and just climate transition.
More affordable housing
More good and actually affordable apartments that are suited for those living alone
Eradicate all forms of homelessness- everyone has the right to a home!
Helsinki must be carbon neutral at least by 2035
The climate needs to be in the center of all political decision-making
The city must act to make it easy for everyone to live a sustainable every-day life
More low-threshold mental health services
More short-term municipal psychotherapy services
Guaranteed timely and reliable help for all those in need
Helsinki needs to be a pioneer in mental health issues, and pay psychotherapy deductibles for those who cannot afford it themselves
The municipal elections are coming! The early voting is going on between 26.5. - 8.6. and the election day is 13.6.