APPEAL TO PEOPLE IN ALL WALKS OF LIFE

FOR ACTION IN AND COMMITMENT TO THE MOVEMENT FOR DIRECT DEMOCRACY




OUR FIRST MAJOR GOAL
Act of  Parliament to enable the introduction and effective operation
of
citizen-led direct democracy across Britain and N. Ireland at all levels
of government. With the "tools" of direct democracy we can begin to build community and to regain supervision of our public affairs, guiding and correcting the political parties, councils and parliaments, when need be.

INVITATION
This reform of our constitution and democracy, which would benefit many, demands a strong movement of people and society. Please look at our plan (Strategies ...) sketched below in the colour spectrum and consider how you might be able to contribute.  What do you think about this plan?
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Working title of the proposed law:

THE DIRECT DEMOCRACY ACT 2016/17/18 ....

Strategies, locations. foreseen actors for the Direct Democracy GB campaign are sketched below. Where can you fit in? See Contact below.




GRASS ROOTS AND COLLECTIVE ACTIVISM

Space/spheres: local/ country-wide/ focus: parliamentary constituencies/ international        Actors: citizens/ members in organisations, unions, NGOs/ staff in public services/ students/ academics. THIS MEANS YOU :-) and me. We invite co-operation and also if you wish to set up a new direct democracy initiative, project, campaign or action group then please go ahead .... let us know how you fare, ask us for help if you need it.

approach, discuss with
MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT
Spheres: Mainly constituency-based organising and contact-seeking. Lobbying via acquaintance, professional or business contact etc.      Actors: Mainly MPs' own potential voters, constituents and supporters.

contact, persuade, cajole

CANDIDATES FOR PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS
Sphere: Mainly parliamentary constituencies during run-up to elections.     Actors:  As above. Request candidates to promise support (if elected) for the Direct Democracy Bill. Invite them to sign our "pledge" (ask us for detail).

discuss, inform
LOCAL COUNCILLORS
Tactic: Suggest that local councils can introduce methods of direct democracy. They could publicly announce readiness to accept citizens' proposals e.g. policy or planning, which if supported by many residents' endorsement could trigger a referendum. Councils can agree in advance to abide by the people's ballot decision.

question
LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATIONS
During debates about the Localism Bill these organisations outed themselves as bastions of opposition to local direct democracy.  Tactic: Write to ask why they opposed the citizens' referendum and publish their reply. Try reasoned argument ;-)

call to action
TRADE UNIONS
Members of trade unions and officials are requested to promote a union policy favouring the introduction of direct democracy for local and national government. We are keen to discuss if trade unions could formally adopt a DD proposal. Reform to our system of democracy is a matter of state constitution and so may not fall under any legal ban on union political activity.

seek co-operation, discourse, support
CAMPAIGNS, COMMUNITIES, NGOs, RELIGION-BASED GROUPS, MEDIA PROJECTS
We ask groups and organisations to include direct democracy among their reform demands and to make own initiatives such as press releases, meetings which thematise DD, videos, broadcasts, internet actions and other forms of presentation and promotion.
 


Contact
e-mail info@iniref.org        internet http://www.iniref.org/enter.html

facebook https://www.facebook.com/fred.directdemocracy

twitter https://twitter.com/yourballot        twitter https://twitter.com/occupydd1