What I like about this initiative is that they have an electoral platform posted on their website [Vote2013.org] covering almost all the topics you could think of.
They are divided as follows:
– Administrative & Municipalities Reform
– Lebanese Heritage
– Parliament Reform
– Public Transportation
– Sustainable Development
– National Dialogue and Civil War Memory
– Budget and Taxation
– Foreign Domestic Workers Rights
– Non Smoking Law
– ICT Reform & Online Freedoms
– Hunting Laws
– Electoral Reform
– Women’s Rights
One of the topics that wasn’t mentioned is security, how to deal with the armed groups and the spread of weapons across Lebanon. Added to that, there isn’t a pragmatic approach to several topics, nor a study to back the implementation of few reforms but at least they have something to start with.
Last but not least, it would be nice to know who is really behind this campaign and who will fund it because they will be needing hundreds of thousands of dollars for a campaign like that when elections come.
Nice to see this video featured on blog baladi 🙂
Here are some answers to your questions:
1- who is really behind Take Back Parliament?
You can meet us personally if you’d like through one of our introduction meetings: to know when the next one is, follow events shared on our facebook page .. or you can send me an email, and we can have a one on one meeting sometimes.
2- funding: http://vote2013.org/faq/
3- the electoral platform and security: could you give me a concrete example of what you are talking about when you say by “there isn’t a pragmatic approach to several topics”? Also, please note that our platform was started through crowdsourcing, then developed (and is still being developed) the same way through experts and volunteers. If you have improvement suggestions to any issue, we would love to hear them. As to the security issue, it is on the way.
We can elaborate more on everything in person if you’d like 🙂
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