Doris Achelwilm

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Doris Achelwilm speaks at Cologne Pride 2018

Doris Maria Achelwilm (born November 30, 1976 in Thuine ) is a German journalist, linguist and politician ( Die Linke ). From 2013 to 2017, Achelwilm was the chairwoman ("state spokeswoman") of the Bremen state association of the Left. In the course of the 2017 federal election , she entered the 19th Bundestag via the Bremen state list of the Left .


education and profession

Doris Achelwilm was born in Thuine ( Emsland district ) in 1976 and grew up in Fürstenau . After graduating from high school at Leoninum Handrup, she studied German linguistics, politics and history at Leibniz University in Hanover . At times Achelwilm worked as a culture and music journalist and since November 2007 has been the press spokesperson for the parliamentary group Die Linke of the Bremen citizenship. Achelwilm has been a member of Radio Bremen's broadcasting council since 2012.

Achelwilm lives in Bremen-Walle .

Political commitment

Achelwilm is a member of the Die Linke party and has been committed to the party for several years. Between 2009 and 2011 she held the position of spokeswoman for the Bremen Mitte-Ost district association before moving up to the board of the Bremen regional association in November 2011. At the party congress of the party Die Linke Bremen in November 2013, the members elected Achelwilm as co-chair ("state spokeswoman"). She belongs to the wing of the emancipatory left .

Achelwilm is also a member of ver.di , the Bremer Arbeitslosenverband eV She describes herself as an “active parcelist” in an allotment garden in Findorff.


In October 2016 Achelwilm ran for a possible position as a candidate for the 2017 federal election. The state party conference of the Bremen Left voted Achelwilm first on the state list. She won against Birgit Menz, who was represented in the Bundestag between 2015 and 2017 . She decided not to be listed as a direct candidate in one of the two Bremen constituencies. In the election campaign, Achelwilm focused on socio-political issues and criticized the federal government's policy on Hartz IV, mini-jobs and temporary work.

In the 2017 federal election, Die Linke in the state of Bremen achieved a second vote result of 13.5 percent behind the SPD and CDU. Achelwilm was the only left candidate (and one of six Bremen members of the Bundestag) to move over the state list to the 19th German Bundestag.

Achelwilm is the spokeswoman for the DIE LINKE parliamentary group in the Bundestag for gender equality, media policy and queer policy. She is a full member of the Committee on Family, Seniors, Women and Youth and an alternate member of the Committee on Culture and the Media .

Web links

Commons : Doris Achelwilm  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

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  2. ^ German Bundestag - MPs. Retrieved March 2, 2020 .
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  4. Jean-Philipp Baeck: “You cut too much”. In: the daily newspaper (taz). November 19, 2013. Retrieved September 26, 2017 .
  5. Jan Zier: There can only be one. In: the daily newspaper (taz). February 24, 2017. Retrieved September 26, 2017 .
  6. DIE LINKE parliamentary group. in the Bundestag: profile. Retrieved July 6, 2018 .