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Matthew Foster

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Create a web site where all NGOs and activist groups can present their cause in the form of a proposed act/decree/law

NGOs worldwide and others write up acts/laws that address threatening worldwide problems.
These laws are drafted in a standard format for consistence and easy of comprehension.
The host web site categorizes these acts and indexes them and displays them
Web site becomes host for proposed legislative law available for any party or politician, anywhere on the planet.
Web site asks others to support enactment of proposed laws through petitions etc.
Mirrored web sites could offer translations.
Host site promotes a single worldwide mission and single mission statement (ideas please)
We will never resolve problems so long as we remain fragmented into small numbers without a unified voice


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    May 22 2013: Hi Fritzie,
    I really don't know of anyone trying something similar even though I have been promoting this idea for a long time. If you have any other links pass them on.
    Avaaz and change org seem to be trying the same thing with petitions and having favorable results
    I asked a few organization to help me write a petition on reducing plastic usage globally and had no response. Its tough to get attention and support.
    (I mention plastic because it covers a number of areas - leaching of hormone mimickers, ground water pollution, disrupting male female ratios, chocking sea life, lost fish nets that kill forever etc)
    In this concept (that needs a lot of input) Plastic would be category - elimination of single use plastic bags could become a proposed ACT written with input from anyone. I said NGOs as they are the ones with the staff and research data. Individuals could offer input but someone would have to keep it on track. The host of such ACTs would have to stay out of this to remain neutral.
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      May 23 2013: I would need to search, just as you would.
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        May 23 2013: Sorry - but I didn't mean for you to search for me. I just thought you might know of one.
        While I am here I will mention some ideas that could be written as acts and would go a long way to improve the welfare of people and planet alike.
        Eliminate GMOs
        Stop deindustrialization of our nations
        Stop the use of depleted uranium
        Stop the practice of female genital mutilation
        Restrict the size of automotive engines
        Reverse the concentration of media ownership
        Make it illegal to hide assets from taxation and confiscate such assets
        Stop embalming of corpses
        Stop the use of plurality/majority voting systems
        Stop the manufacturing of any product that leaches hormone mimicking chemicals.

        That is only 10 acts that would get the ball rolling.
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          May 23 2013: Are you thinking of just a listing of demands that could be represented as legislation, or do you envision any sort of articulation of reasoning, thoughtful issue papers that show that the proponent has considered all the dimensions of an issue, and so forth?

          I think solid NGOs with a lot of credibility would distance themselves from a site on which just anyone could post any sort of demand.

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