What is ABSTIMMUNG21 ?
Democracy must be actively lived every day. Because people are only convinced of it if they actively participate in it and can help shape it. Otherwise they have the feeling that politicians are not listening and that decisions are being made without considering the realities of life of the citizens. These thoughts led to the founding of openPetition 13 years ago and the launch of a petition platform to give citizens a voice in politics.
The ABSTIMMUNG21 association is also convinced that Germany needs more citizen participation. That's why they organize nationwide referendums on burning issues of the time themselves - until votes at federal level are legally anchored.
In 2021, the first self-organized referendum was held in an alliance of over 30 non-profit organizations. This was the largest campaign to date to introduce referendums at the federal level. Then as now, we at openPetition supported this idea. Because we are of the opinion that citizen participation has many facets and only their interaction can strengthen our modern democracy.
Nun geht die Aktion in die zweite Runde: Im August werden die Wahlunterlagen verschickt, im September wird gewählt und die Ergebnisse werden im Oktober verkündet. Mit jeder neuen Abstimmung sollen mehr Menschen mobilisiert werden, damit das Gewicht der Ergebnisse noch stärker wird. Machen Sie mit!