In the last elections, the FIT Unidad conquered a new seat in the legislature of the City of Buenos Aires, the capital of the country. As is characteristic of the agreement between the forces that make up the front, the seat will rotate to guarantee the participation of all the forces. Our comrade Vanesa Gagliardi, Union Secretary of the ADEMYS teachers union, was elected for the MST.
Always firmly in defense of workers and public education
Vanesa is a comrade that has always been committed to public education. She graduated from the National Buenos Aires School and graduated as a professor of Biology at the Joaquín V. González Institute. After leading the Socialist Youth of the MST in there, she took on political work among teachers and quickly became a referenced activist in the sector.
As part of Alternativa Docente and the MST, she was present in numerous struggles in defense of public education and health care, promoting the struggle for the working conditions of the city’s education workers and also participating in the plenaries of combative unionism.
A new Deputy for the workers, women and youth
As we promised in the campaign and is a constant in the MST and the FIT Unidad, the seat will be at the service of workers, women and the youth, taking up the work that our comrades Alejandro Bodart and Vilma Ripoll also developed in that legislature, who were protagonists of numerous initiatives and of introducing the debates that the majority blocks always sought to avoid.
Together with Vanesa, all our struggles will be represented in the legislature and that is why we are proud of this important step, which adds to the seat conquered in Córdoba by Luciana Echevarria and our party and the rotating seat conquered in the City Council of Neuquén, which for our party will be occupied by Priscilla Ottón. It is also possible that more seats will be won by left in the upcoming electoral battle in the province of Salta. We are sure that Vanesa and all our comrades, together with the comrades of the FIT Unidad will play a more prominent role in this task.