A few months ago we sent out a newsletter about what’s happening in Switzerland, expaining how there will be a national referendum on introducing Sovereign Money (“Vollgeld”) in Switzerland if our friends there can collect 100,000 signatures from the Swiss electorate by December 2015. (See www.vollgeld-initiative.ch). We thought you’d like to know how they’re getting on:
About 7 months of the 18 months that they have to get the signatures have gone by (i.e. about 39% of the allowed time), and they have over 37,000 signatures! That means, with only a slight increase in the rate of collection, they should be home and dry! This is not unrealistic, as the more people that find out about how the monetary system works today, the more supporters – and people who go out collecting signatures – the movement gains. However, they are getting rather low on funds for the printed materials that they need, so they are starting another funding campaign which is, of course, a bit of a distraction from collecting signatures. If you would like to help them, please give them a donation! Click here to donate.
Another way to help: If you have any Swiss friends please ask them to sign the initiative (even if they are living outside of Switzerland – all that matters is that they are eligible to vote). They or you can download a form:
in German here
in French here
in Italian here
We recommend using one form per person for ex-pats. On the form they should include the local borough (Gemeinde, Comune Politique, Comune Politico) that sends out their voting papers on the top line (with the canton and post-code), and their address abroad (e.g. in England) that this Swiss local borough uses to send their voting papers, and finally their last address where they lived in Switzerland (if they know it). You (or they) will have to put the form in an envelope and put a stamp on it, then send it to the address printed on the form. If half of you meet a Swiss person over the next 11 months and get them to sign, we could get them another 10,000 signatures! It could just make all the difference!