72,500 signatures in Congress ask to keep the name of "large family"

72,500 signatures in Congress ask to keep the name of "large family"

The Spanish Federation of Large Families has delivered this Thursday in the Congress of the Dcharged 72,528 companies to request that the denomination of "large family" not be replaced by "family with older parenting support needsas contemplated in the new Family Law presented by the Minister of Social Rights and the 2030 Agenda, Ione Grass. The president of the Federation of Large Families, José Manuel Trigo, has acknowledged to the media before Congress that the new law aborts necessary aspects, such as reconciliation, but has rejected the name change as it considers it "an ideological issue."

In the presentation of the 72,528 signatures in the Congress of Deputies, Trigo has defended that with the new denomination of "family with greater needs for upbringing" the gobierno dilutes a large families by including them in the families that require help from the administrationration, but do not have three or more children: “They want to erase us with a stroke of the pen. Large families contribute something very important to society: our children.; and the title must not be taken away”. Trillo has rejected he argument of the Ministry of Social Affairs justifying the change of name in that they do not want "singularities" in the law since, understands Trillo, "they make an exception" with single parents: “This is not congruent. We have nothing against other types of family, which should be supported, but not by taking the title from us and putting it on them.".

Despite his rejection of the name change, the president of the Spanish Federation of Large Families has acknowledged to the media before Congress that the new Family Law powered by Podemos approaches necessary aspects such as conciliation. Within the aid to large families, the text includes the families single parents de two children, two-parent families and two children headed by a victim of male violenceor those of two children in which a descendant or one of the parents has at least a 33% disability, among other assumptions that will allow access to the aid ofintended for large families.

Si will approve as written after the phase of proposal of amendments, the new one ley grants large family status to around 300,000 single-parent families, according to the calculations of the department headed by Ione Belarra. According to 2020 data from the Ministry of Social Affairs, There are more than 750,000 families in Spain with a valid “large family” title. The inclusion of the new assumptions would mean reaching around one million families in Spain in the category of “family with elders parenting support needs.

By delivering to Congress the more than 72,500 signatures collected through the Change.org platform to reject this new name, Trillo has shown the concern of the Spanish Federation of Large Families that aid for this type of family begin to be granted in income function: "If they put us in other groups with income lower and more need, the benefits that currently exist would disappear”. The Spanish Federation of Large Families have shown themselves to be "hopeful" of being able to maintain the title of "large family" by modifying the new Family Law in the amendment phase.

In addition to the rejectionor initial of Partido Popular and Vox, the nueva norm that is being processed in the parliament does not count for now with the support of nationalist parties such as PNV, PdeCat and BNG. From the Ministry of Social Rights they hope to reach an agreement with ERC so that the new ley I can get ahead. After launching the campaign at the end of last year, the petition on Change.org of the Spanish Federation of Large Families so that "they do not eliminate the concept of large family" accumulated 72,612 signatures on Thursday afternoon after presenting before el Congress more than 72,500 signatures collected through this platform.

Births in Spain they have fallen to 51,629 in the first two months of 2023 having been born 676 children less than the same period of the previous year, a decrease of 1.3%. The birth rate in Spain stands at 1.3 children per womanone point less than the world average of 2.3 children per woman. In 2023, 1 in 4 people in Spain will be over 65 years of age, 25% of the population points out the International Center on Aging (CENIE).

The latest X-ray from the European Statistical Agency (Eurostat) shows that the general trend throughout Europe is the progressive delay of maternity, especially in Spain, being the Second country with the highest percentage of new mothers over 40 years of age. Children of first-time mothers over the age of 40they put up he 10.2% of births in 2020 In our countryonly behind Italy. The birth rate in the European Union stands at 1.50 children per woman compared to the 1.53 registered a year befores. At the head of the birth rate in Europe is France with 1.83 children per woman, Eurostat points out, followed by Romania with 1.8 children per woman.

Delays in processing have meant that the Family Law cannot be approved before the regional and municipal elections on May 28. after the first postponement to register proposals for modifications agreed with ERC to save the "invasion of jurisdiction" that he denounced the Catalan formation, there has been a second delay until May 10, the day on which the Third postponement until May 17. In this way, heLegislative times prevent the new Family Law from being approved before the regional and municipal elections on May 28 taking away from the purple an electoral asset.

From Podemos and ERC they defend that there were no reasons for a new delay and point to the PSOE as responsible. For its part, the PSOEappeals to the need for more time for political groups to present their proposals of modification of the norm. The Spanish Federation of Large Families trust that con the amendments of the political groups to the Family Law can maintain their denomination as "large families".