The grays - for all generations

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The grays - for all generations
Party logo
Party leader Michael Schulz
vice-chairman Anja Schneider, Wolfgang Rühlmann, Daniela Frank
Federal Treasurer Ursula Schade
founding May 13, 2017
Place of foundation Berlin
Headquarters Berlin
Alignment monothematic
Government grants no
Number of members 224 (as stated by the party)
Minimum age 14th

The Gray - For All Generations (short name: The Gray ) is a small German party founded in 2017 . The Grays - For All Generations should not be confused with the small party Die Grauen - Graue Panther, which was dissolved in 2008 .

Content profile

The Grays - For all generations sees itself in the tradition of the former Graue Panther movement . In contrast to this, the party does not see itself as a senior citizens' party, but pursues a cross-generational political approach, which should also be expressed in the name affix “For all generations”. In the preamble of its party program, the party formulates its philosophy: "In a globalized world that is moving ever faster, the horrors want to combine the energy of the youth with the experience of the elderly in order to form a society worth living together."

Party platform

The federal party program adopted in May 2017 covers a wide range of social areas. The party wants to tax top earners higher and is committed to ensuring that all professional groups, including the self-employed, civil servants and politicians, have to pay contributions to social security. This should also apply to income from renting and leasing as well as to profits from securities transactions. The Grays want to create additional jobs by gradually lowering the retirement age to 60 years and by limiting regular weekly working hours to 35 hours. The party wants to break the links between the political parties and the media in order to enable journalism that is politically independent. It also calls for a comprehensive reform of state funding for political parties , with a ban on corporate donations to political parties. This should make politics independent of economic interests again and be able to make people-oriented decisions again.


The Grays - For All Generations were founded on May 13, 2017 in the Reinickendorf district of Berlin . The initiator is Michael Schulz from Berlin , who stood in 2016 as the top candidate for the party Die Grauen - Graue Panther in the election for the Berlin House of Representatives in 2016 and was previously active in the party Die Grauen - Generationspartei . Schulz has many years of experience in local politics as a district councilor in the Reinickendorf district of Berlin and was expelled from the faction of the Pirate Party Germany in 2012 .

In addition to the federal association, the Berlin regional association was founded on the same day and the Lower Saxony regional association on August 12, 2017 in Hanover.

Electoral participation

The party took part in the 2017 federal election with a state list in Berlin and three constituency candidates . Nationwide she received only 0.02% of the second votes. Participation in the early state elections in Lower Saxony in October 2017 failed due to a lack of support signatures .

The party also took part in the 2019 European elections , where it received 71,282 votes (0.2%).

Party structure

In addition to the federal association, there are regional associations in Berlin, Brandenburg and Lower Saxony.

See also

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Basic program. The Grays - For All Generations, 2017, accessed January 2, 2018 .
  2. Michael Schulz founds a new party. In: (Teltower Stadt-Blatt). May 15, 2017. Retrieved July 30, 2017 .
  3. Christian Schindler: Schulz is the top candidate. In: March 3, 2016, accessed December 17, 2017 .
  4. ^ Rainer W. During: BVV pirates kick their boss out. In: April 11, 2012. Retrieved December 17, 2017 .
  5. ^ Lower Saxony regional association founded. The Grays - For All Generations, August 14, 2017, accessed January 2, 2018 .
  6. 24 national lists approved - order determined on ballot papers. (PDF) Press release: 2017 Bundestag elections. Berlin-Brandenburg Statistics Office, The State Returning Officer, July 28, 2017, accessed on July 30, 2017 .
  7. 15 state election proposals approved by the state election committee. Lower Saxony State Returning Officer, September 15, 2017, accessed on September 15, 2017 .
  8. The Federal Returning Officer , European elections 2019, results (, accessed on May 27, 2019)