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Invigorating Democracy

Positive Future #652 (Feature photo – Berlin Olympic Stadium –  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International, Martjin Mureau)

Germany is inventing a new grass-roots way for citizens to intervene in the political process. German law states that a petition with over 50,000 signatures must be put on the agenda of the federal government for discussion and action.

A grass-roots group in Germany is planning a major event on June 12, 2020. To be held at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, event planners hope to have over 90,000 people attend. At the event, a number of proposals will be drawn up and the assembled people can immediately vote to get the initiative launched. You can read the full story here:

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/12/29/startnext-plans-massive-direct-democracy-event-in-berlin-on-june-12-2020/

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