Our Plan of Action
We the People of Earth demand economic justice, universal human rights, and the abolition of war. We aspire to create a world parliament, institute the rule of law, and establish a binding global judicial system to resolve international conflicts, safeguard individual rights, and protect our environment. These are the common goals of good people everywhere who seek a healthy and holistic world democracy.
However, untrammeled economic globalization and unregulated militarized nation-states have fueled vast inequality, global warming, the extinction of species, and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Unresolved ethnic, political, industrial, and military conflicts are raging in many parts of the world. Global institutions such as the United Nations are crippled because they lack legitimate enforcement mechanisms.
How can we transition from the fragmented, unjust, and often violent world we see today to the Earth Federation we envision for tomorrow? Together with WCPA, the Earth Constitution Institute promotes a specific plan of action based directly on the Earth Constitution. We invite you to study it, embrace the vision, and join us!
Step One: Online Voting Districts
The Earth Constitution is a brilliantly crafted document that provides a series of steps to achieve the future we seek – a world that works for everyone. During the first stage of our mission, we establish the primary institution of global democracy called for in the Earth Constitution: the 1000 World Electoral Districts (WEDs) that will elect delegates to the House of Peoples in the future World Parliament. If you consider yourself a world citizen or an advocate of world peace, we invite you to become a registered “global citizen” with on-line voting privileges (by registering on this website).
Step Two: Elect the Provisional World Parliament
Once the World Districts are populated with a credible number of registered voters, we will conduct elections for the Provisional World Parliament, assigning a unique digital identity to each voter and utilizing a highly secure voting system. Representatives will deliberate and vote on proposed world legislation, showcasing the possibilities of digital-age technology combined with global democratic values. In this way, we are building toward a large-scale movement to transform the way important global decisions are made so that they include the voices of the world’s people. If you want to be part of this important work, or to help lead this movement, learn how to join or start a World District Electoral Commission in your city or town.
Step Three: Ratification of the Earth Constitution
Together, we are actualizing a strategic plan for ratification of the Earth Constitution by the peoples and nations of the world, so that the democratic laws of the emerging world government become binding instead of “provisional.” This most challenging phase of our mission can be accomplished if enough people decide to participate in their World Electoral Districts and the emerging World Parliament. Then the institutions established under the Earth Constitution will gain broad democratic legitimacy as representing the collective voice of the citizens and nations of planet Earth.
Step Four: Planetary District Organizing and Voter Registration
The 1000 World Electoral Districts called for by the Earth Constitution are now organized and millions of global citizens have registered to vote with a fully secure, online voting. At this stage the Provisional World Parliament that is sponsoring the electoral drive will have planetary influence and will be ready to challenge the world to make it happen and complete the process by launching the First Operative Stage of the Earth Federation government.
Step Five: First Operative Stage of the Earth Federation
Article 17 lays out three “operative stages” in the process of ratification. This gradual approach ensures that this immense process of transformation is feasible in practical terms. The completion of the first operative stage is relatively easy to reach, even though its achievement would be a momentous event for humanity because it allows for the official launch of the working federation. This phase provides for three possible options: first, twenty-five nations can ratify by enabling their citizens vote on the Constitution; second, ten nations of decent size plus fifty World Electoral Districts can ratify directly; or, finally, 100 World Electoral Districts can accomplish the first operative stage (even though no nations sign on). That is, the people of Earth themselves can make it happen. After step four above is reached this new step will be the key to the future of humanity. Democratic world government will have begun for those nations and districts that have met the requirements for this stage.
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