This method is not new. It was invented by Edward Abramowski some 150 years ago. Abramovsky's idea has the advantage over other ways that it does not require the consent of politicians. Action is required only from us – citizens.
The idea is this
It is necessary to create a cooperative, attract as many participants as possible, thus build a civic lobby and force politicians* to introduce referendums on a national scale.
Such a group will succeed if it is truly democratic. If it is not democratic, people will leave it. Perhaps that is why this idea has not been implemented so far. Usually, a small group or a single person takes control of the situation and the other participants lose interest because they are removed from making decisions.
The Wikicracy application forces the use of full referendum democracy.
*It was supposed to be without the participation of politicians
Politicians in this scenario are only executors of our will. At the beginning, of course, they will not listen to us, but if we manage to reach a number of around 300,000, you can expect a significant impact on the elections and listening among politicians.
Regardless of whether there are 3 of us or 5 million of us, the scenario for the next 20 years will be the same all the time:
1. We establish a list of postulates. Ideally, these should be ready-made recipes, but they can be requirements written in colloquial speech.
2. Before the elections, we send this list to all possible politicians.
3. We note which politician responded and to which postulates he agreed.
4. We vote for the one who promised the most 🙂 In elections, we all vote the same – this is the sacrifice that you have to be ready for in this game.
5. Throughout the term of office, we observe the behavior of all politicians (including those who did not respond) and note whether one of them has more or less implemented our postulate.
6. At the end of the term of office, we count which of the politicians implemented the most of them. It doesn't matter if he spoke to us before the election or if we voted for him.
7. We are sending a message to the politicians who have won that we will vote for them in the next election.
8. And again we start from point 1.
These activities should be able to be programmed so that they are not very laborious. It would also be good if a few people did it – some of us will watch the news and read newspapers anyway, so it's not a problem to add the name of the politician to our postulate.