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  • Citizen's Democracy blending Representative and Direct Democracy
    Citizens Democracy is a form of democracy that combines Representative Democracy with the elements of Direct Democracy while preserving the Republic. This form of governing allows the representatives to represent the people in government with complete citizen oversight. Codifying the Initiative, Referendum and Recall ballot initiative process to be applied and regulated equally to the representatives and We the People puts the citizen back in the democratic process without any radically disruptive change to our government or the way we do business.
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  • Initiative
    In political terminology, the initiative is a process that enables citizens to bypass their state legislature by placing proposed statutes and, in some states, constitutional amendments on the ballot. The first state to adopt the initiative was South Dakota in 1898. Since then, 23 other states have included the initiative process in their constitutions, the most recent being Mississippi in 1992. That makes a total of 24 states with an initiative process. (NCSL)
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  • Referendum
    "Referendum" is a general term which refers to a measure that appears on the ballot. There are two primary types of referendum: the legislative referendum, whereby the Legislature refers a measure to the voters for their approval, and the popular referendum, a measure that appears on the ballot as a result of a voter petition drive. The popular referendum is similar to the initiative in that both are triggered by petitions, but there are important differences. (NCSL)
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  • Recall
    Recall is a procedure that allows citizens to remove and replace a public official before the end of a term of office. Recall differs from another method for removing officials from office – impeachment – in that it is a political device while impeachment is a legal process. (NCSL)
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  • Direct Democracy History
    The history of Direct Democracy
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  • Worldwide Direct Democracy
    Direct Democracy happening around the world
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