Meet-Up with party leader in the House of Representatives JESSE KLAVER, in the Municipal Theatre in Nimwegen.
Jesse Klaver was born on 1 May 1986 in Roosendaal, Brabant. His mother is of Dutch-Indian origin, his father is Moroccan. His mother was 20 when she delivered him. Jesse grew up without his father, in a social rented house in the Westrand district. He left secondary school in Prinsenbeek with a VMBO certificate. He then studied Social Work at the Avans Highschool in Den Bosch. In his student days Jesse became chairman of DWARS, the youth organization of GroenLinks. Then he was chairman of the trade union CNV-Jongeren and as such the youngest member of the Social Economic Council (SER) ever. Jesse is Brabander in heart and soul, but now lives with his wife and their two sons in The Hague. If he gets the chance, he likes to ride his bike through the dunes.
Jesse Klaver has been Member of Parliament for GroenLinks since 2010. In order to make the transition to a clean economy, he sought cooperation with other parties in the House of Representatives. He worked on a Climate Act that can now count on broad support: PvdA, SP, D66 and ChristenUnie put their signature on it. In the House, Jesse is also committed to fair sharing. He has put subjects such as tax avoidance and the unfair distribution of assets on the agenda, and he brought the influential French economist Thomas Piketty to the Chamber.