Constituency - Mariana Braunmiller has been on the Wolfertschwenden municipal council since May 2020 and is now running for the Bundestag.
“I don't see it that way,” says the 39-year-old.
If you can only bring about changes on certain topics at the federal level, then you have to develop further in this direction.
At the local level, you quickly reach your limits. "
She names issues such as kindergarten fees, the compatibility of work and family, equal educational opportunities for everyone and the risk of old-age poverty.
These are topics that can only be solved nationwide.
As a working mother of two children, Mariana Braunmiller has both feet on the ground.
After training as a technical draftsman and studying industrial engineering, Braunmiller works as a project manager at Multivac in Wolfertschwenden.
"So I know the problems that exist at the grassroots level," said the councilor.
Braunmiller also mentions supporting a strong regional representation in Berlin as a motivation for her candidacy. She knows the local problems, such as inadequate public transport, and wants to counteract them. "The Allgäu is beautiful, but there are still a few things that can be improved for the future of our children." At the same time, she wants to create greater awareness for the preservation of rural agriculture. "The topic of regionality is just close to my heart - also because we have a farm in the family ourselves."
Another important point for Braunmiller is the subject of corona vaccination.
"The free voters reject the compulsory vaccination," said the candidate.
"I myself am skeptical about the whole thing." In her opinion, a lot of pressure is built on people who have not been vaccinated, which comes very close to compulsory vaccination.
In lockdown, she learned in many personal conversations, people reached their limits.
That is why she says: "You have to finally give people back their joie de vivre."
Will the Free Voters make it into the Bundestag?
“It will be a tight number!
But yes, sure! "