Caren Lay
Photo: Anke Illing

Caren Lay

Sprecherin Parlamentarisches Forum Clubkultur im Bundestag | DIE LINKE

Born 1972 in Neuwied, socialized in the peace, women's and environmental movements

Studied sociology, politics and women's studies in Marburg, Frankfurt/Main, Pennsylvania (USA) and Berlin; graduated as a sociologist at the Free University of Berlin

1999 to 2000 research assistant at the FU Berlin

2000 to 2003 parliamentary scientific advisor in the PDS parliamentary group in the Saxon state parliament

2003 to 2004 speechwriter for BM'in Renate Künast and advisor for consumer protection in the Federal Ministry for Consumer Protection, Food and Agriculture

2004 to 2009 Member of the Saxon State Parliament, deputy parliamentary group leader of the Left Party.PDS and labor market policy spokeswoman, 2007 to 2009 Parliamentary Secretary of the parliamentary group DIE LINKE in the Saxon State Parliament

2006 to 2007 Member of the party executive of the Left Party PDS

June 2007 to June 2018 Member of the party executive of DIE LINKE

2010 to 2012 Federal Executive Director of the party DIE LINKE

June 2012 to June 2018 Deputy Chairwoman of the party DIE LINKE

since October 2009 Member of the German Bundestag

2009 to 2015 consumer policy spokeswoman of the parliamentary group DIE LINKE

October 2013 to October 2017 head of the "Structural and Regional Policy" working group

Since October 2013 deputy chairwoman of the parliamentary group

Since January 2016 spokeswoman for rent, construction and housing policy

Member of the nature conservation association BUND, the trade union ver.di, Volkssolidarität, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, VVN-BdA, Netzwerk Mieten und Wohnen, Netzwerk Immovielien, Kulturfabrik Hoyerswerda, Alpenverein and attac

Since February 2020, foundation of the Parliamentary Forum Club Culture in the Bundestag