Let's say you have a good idea for something our city's government should do or enact. Today you'd probably have a very hard time getting that to happen.
Imagine being able to simply propose your idea to your fellow New Yorkers in a well organized, civil forum; getting their help to improve your proposal; and, if enough voters think it's sound, but the City Council's still not passing something that satisfies you, placing the measure on the ballot for us all to decide.
New Yorkers deserve the basic democratic right—enjoyed by most other Americans and in most of this country’s big cities—to have a direct say in our city’s future and the laws we live by. And as long as we’re winning our right of initiative, we're going to do it right, by creating a citizens’ forum online which:
Such a forum will mitigate the influence of money and corporate media, and act as a civic and educational tool, rejuvenating our democracy.