WELCOME TO THE PEOPLE'S - ONE YEAR INITIATIVE

Some people support a right wing government, others support a left wing government. I want democratic equality and a political system that prevents any government making decisions against the will of the people

OUR VISION

We, the people of Ireland, are the decision-makers, a responsibility we previously entrusted to others, to manage the affairs of our nation. Together, we will provide a better future for our children and future generations. 


RTE NEWS cover the launch of 1Yi

OUR MISSION 

We are seeking democratic equality for all Irish citizens using a step-by-step implementation process. The result, if approved by the people, will put People-Initiated referendums into the Irish Constitution. The process is as follows: 

1) The People’s Assembly for Democratic Reform

Within six months of the next government taking office, a People’s Assembly will be formed to devise a modern mechanism for people-initiated referendums. There would be two types of People-Initiated referendums.

a) Public/Citizen power to Veto

With the introduction of Public Veto referendums, the Irish people would have the power to initiate/trigger a referendum to prevent / block / stop poor legislation.

b) Public/Citizen Initiatives

This instrument would provide the Irish people with the power to initiate/trigger a referendum to introduce new legislation or a constitutional amendment without waiting on government consent.

2) The People’s Referendum for Democratic Reform

One Year from the date the People’s Assembly is formed, a referendum will be held. The purpose of the referendum is to allow the people of Ireland to vote and decide if the mechanism for People-Initiated Referendums (The power to veto & citizen initiatives) should be put into the Irish Constitution. 


One minute summary video 


A total of forty-six recently elected TDs advocate the 1Yi process in full or in principle. It means nearly one third of the Dail want to implement 1Yi

A total of forty-six recently elected TDs advocate the 1Yi process in full or in principle. It means nearly one third of the Dail want to implement 1Yi



A strange and valuable experience where one could breathe the air of equality and where normal human motives like snobbishness, greed, and fear of authority had ceased to exist