The People's Assembly: Empowering Self-Determination for the People of Scotland
The People's Assembly for Scotland is a grassroots movement that is dedicated to creating a fairer, more just society for all people in Scotland.
Imagine a country where citizens have a direct say in how their government functions. Where they can propose new legislation, initiate a constitutional amendment, and hold their elected officials accountable. A country where government decisions are made with transparency, and corruption is almost non-existent. Sounds like a utopia, doesn't it? But it's not. The Swiss, Norwegian, and Estonian models of governance have shown us that it's possible to have a government that truly represents the people. And with the help of technology, the People's Assembly could combine the best elements of each model to create a new country that truly serves its citizens. Swiss Model: Direct Democracy Switzerland is known for its direct democracy model, where citizens have the right to propose legislation and constitutional amendments, and to vote on them in referendums. The Swiss model is based on the principle that the people are the ultimate source of power in a democracy. The Swiss government serves as an administrative body that carries out the will of the people, rather than making decisions on their behalf. The Swiss model has been successful in creating a highly participatory and engaged citizenry. Swiss citizens are regularly called upon to vote on a wide range of issues, from taxes to environmental policies. The result is a government that is truly accountable to the people. Norwegian Model: Social Democracy Norway is known for its social democratic model of governance, where the government provides a comprehensive social safety net for its citizens. The Norwegian model is based on the principle that everyone has the right to basic needs such as healthcare, education, and a decent standard of living. The government is responsible for ensuring that these needs are met, and that everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed. The Norwegian model has been successful in creating a highly equal and prosperous society. Norway consistently ranks among the top countries in the world in terms of quality of life, education, and healthcare. Estonian Model: E-Governance Estonia is known for its e-governance model, where citizens can access government services online. The Estonian model is based on the principle that the government should be transparent, efficient, and accessible to all citizens. The Estonian government has created a wide range of e-services, including online voting, e-taxation, and e-health services. The Estonian model has been successful in creating a government that is transparent and accessible to all citizens. Citizens can access government services from anywhere in the world, making it easier to participate in the democratic process.
Funding: A Sustainable Approach through Membership Allocation The People's Assembly is funded through a one-time payment of £2 from each person who joins the People's Assembly. This funding model is designed to ensure that the platform is community-owned and that it is not beholden to any external entities or interests. By relying on small contributions from a large number of people, the platform can remain independent and focused on its mission. The following is a breakdown of how the funds raised will be used to implement the platform: 10,000 members: At this stage, the funds will be used to set up premises and hardware infrastructure. This includes setting up a physical location for the team to work from and ensuring that the necessary technological infrastructure is in place to support the platform. This will help to establish a solid foundation for the platform and ensure that it is able to scale effectively. £2 x 10.000 = £20.000 minus transaction fee 37p per transaction Total £19.260 Set up requirements include both Hardware & Software Installation. Network Attached Storage (NAS) Computing Requirements Foundations Blueprint, purpose built to spec. Core Unit, £3,419,00 This will replace the use of my personal computer for the People’s Assembly. Networking hardware for the people’s assemblies Multimedia Desktop with Network Controller x8 £850 = Total £6800 combined price for core network is £7650 Launch app to download from google play & apple store £1769 plus vat 20,000 members: Once the platform reaches 20,000 members, a national billboard and press campaign will be launched to raise awareness of the platform and attract new members. This stage is crucial to building momentum and spreading the word about the vision for a better nation. By reaching more people, the platform can become more inclusive and representative of the population as a whole. 30,000 members: When the platform reaches 30,000 members, a poster and flyer campaign will be launched to complement the billboard campaign and further promote the platform to potential new members. This will help to increase awareness and engagement with the platform, and ensure that it is able to reach a wider audience. 40,000 members: At this stage, a location for the first National Assembly will be confirmed. This will be a key milestone in bringing the community together and furthering the mission to build a better nation. The National Assembly will provide a platform for different groups to come together and share their perspectives and ideas. 50,000 members: Once the platform reaches 50,000 members, an admin team will be hired to support the core platform and ensure that the community has the necessary resources and support to thrive. They will also work to organise local assemblies by working in conjunction with yes movement activists. 100,000 members: When the platform reaches 100,000 members, a letter will be sent to all political representatives calling on them to take their seat for a National Convention. This stands for a significant step towards realising the vision for a truly democratic and representative society. The People's Assembly charges a £2 membership fee per person as stated, but this capital will not be touched until 100,000 signatures are achieved and a convention is called. The purpose of this fee is to help fund the launch of the People's Assembly, with Albafest providing financial & admin support once 10,000 signatures are achieved. The goal of the People's Assembly is to create a grassroots movement that is self-funded and sustained by the people themselves. By collecting small contributions from its members, the People's Assembly aims to build a sustainable platform for promoting direct democracy and building a resource-based economy. The funds collected from the membership fee will be used to support the organisation's activities, such as organising events, conducting outreach, and promoting the principles of direct democracy and a resource-based economy. Once the People's Assembly achieves 100,000 signatures, it will hold a convention to discuss and plan next steps. The People's Assembly is committed to transparency and accountability in its use of funds, and all members will have access to information about how their contributions are being used to support the organisation's goals.
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