Raising the nation's public policy IQ...Adding the National Initiative to Democracy's Toolbox.
"The erosion of public confidence is due to the misuse of money
and power. We're creating the missing institution in the U.S. We're putting
checks and balances between the legislature and the people. " Ed
" Ed Koupal
Sites of interest:
People's Lobby and People's Lobby's Education Foundation's project to educate and move the American public and its representatives to enact the critically needed American World Service Corps. Imagine how much smarter America will be and how much better off the world will be when a million Americans a year are serving at home and/or abroad dealing with poverty, ignorance, hatreds, global climate change, etc.
The National Initiative For Democracy is a proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and an accompanying federal statute. It was inspired by 1976 US Senate Judiciary Committee Hearings initiated by two People's Lobby Board Members. When enacted, the National Initiative will bring the People into government as lawmakers at the national level and in every state and local government jurisdiction in the United States. In 2002, People's Lobby loaned funds to the Main National Initiative Kickoff Campaign in order to give the People of the United States an opportunity to enact the National Initiative via a national election / polling campaign.
What is the Initiative & Referendum Institute?
The Initiative & Referendum Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit,
non-partisan, educational and research organization that does what no other
national group does - we analyze, promote and defend one of the most powerful
tools in American politics - the initiative and referendum process.
Founded by Ralph Nader in 1971, Public Citizen is the consumer's eyes and
ears in Washington. With the support of more than 150,000 people like you, we
fight for safer drugs and medical devices, cleaner and safer energy sources, a
cleaner environment, fair trade, and a more open and democratic government.
Among the principles that it promotes are: 'The people, as sovereign citizens, are inherently endowed with the authority and the duty to govern themselves, either directly or through elected representatives, on all levels of society and ultimately the world.
Recently recognized by the American Political Science Association as the best and easiest source in existence for abundant, accurate, useful information on candidates and issues.
Promotes Philadelphia II's Direct Democracy Initiative and works to perfect it. Vote.org also provides information and consulting from the directors of the National Science Foundation's Televote trials and Boulder, Colorado's Voting by Phone ballot initiative.