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  1. the proposal compatible with the Terms of and quality standards is openPetition.
  2. the proposal addressed to the German Federal Government or the Federal Parliament and its members and committees.
  3. The proposal refers to Germany.
  4. the proposal can be implemented by law.
  5. the proposal contains a theme or a demand that is not already covered by another topic suggestion. TIP: Check out prior to the introduction of a topic in the list of existing proposals , if there is already a similar topic.
  6. the proposal does not, the two issues of our allies of ABSTIMMUNG21 concern: 1. Whether nationwide referendums are to be introduced in the long term. And 2. Whether Germany should take concrete measures for climate neutrality.
  7. the proposal calls for no change nor the introduction of a temporary rule.
  8. already, the proposal neither satisfied nor partially met. Proposals must relate to actual given states.
  9. the proposal is summarized self-explanatory and easy language in the title of the petition.
  10. the proposal contains one or few specific demands.

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