WELCOME TO THE PEOPLE'S - ONE YEAR INITIATIVE
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.
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.
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