MiVote continues to make waves as the world-leading organisation advancing democracy by signing a chapter agreement establishing a European presence in Germany - Advancing democracy serves the interest of all with the MiVote decision-making platform receiving daily enquiries from concerned and active citizens from Berlin to Houston, Auckland to Nairobi. As a global not-for-profit, MiVote is seeking a fairer, more transparent and decentralised model of community decision-making where it asks people what they want to see in policy responses to issues while prohibiting external ‘special interest’ and influence from party ideology and corporate manipulation. Speaking from MiVote Global in Melbourne, Founder and Chief Steward, Adam Jacoby is excited by the movement’s first engagement in Europe, with ten state elections in Germany and pan-continental EU ballots for Brussels representatives at the end of May 2019. “Today’s announcement marks a significant milestone for the MiVote global direct democracy movement. The launch of MiVote Germany will provide all Germans with a voice on all of the policies that affect their lives and signals our inevitable expansion throughout Europe” - Jacoby said. Joining the team in Melbourne from Hamburg for the week, new chapter head and Steward of MiVote Germany, Ralph Oesterheld is motivated to deliver more than simply an alternative for his country. “The online solution to our present inertia and polarisation is direct democracy. Politics has driven us apart and we want a better form of politics” in a country where support for the two largest traditional parties is collapsing and fringe elements driven by Left and Right ideology on the extremes, Oesterheld continued “it’s about the society we want, away from the extremes, bringing the ends back together in a non-partisan manner.” Drawn to the MiVote model as a means of both community consultation as well as it’s offer that moves beyond the binary, “a divisive, inadequate response to today’s complexity” Oesterheld is motivated to alter the function of a post WWII political system which has run its course, continuing, “politicians no longer represent us but the party or ideology they serve, calling for a systemic response, which we will deliver via a digital platform for the 21st century.” As the end of the year approaches, MiVote Global has no designs on slowing the pace of its vital mission to offer people a say and opportunity to contribute their voices to a collective future in communities across the globe. Fielding questions and holding discussion on a daily basis with concerned citizens, governments and established political parties world-wide, MiVote’s blockchain enabled direct democracy platform offers community consultation with integrated support suite in a unique and unparalleled offer capturing new hearts and minds daily.
The MiVote team had the opportunity to speak with Iowa's newspaper during our recent trip to the US. The article explores the MiVote model, how it may be used by the community in both Iowa and the US, and the announcement of the new MiVote US chapter. Continue reading
Adam sat down with Jeremy Carne for one of the deeper discussions we've had about MiVote in recent times. With the movement and global democratic eco-system evolving so rapidly, this was a good opportunity to capture the latest from MiVote, some of the recent and significant opportunities we have before us, and what that means for the movement globally. Continue reading
Charlie, Hamish and Adam were invited to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in January 2018, where they appeared on panels and met with a range of government and private sector representatives to discuss the future of community of decision making. Continue reading
Conversation with Adam Jacoby – Co-Founder and Chief Steward of MiVote This week I had a chat with Adam Jacoby, Entrepreneur, Activist, Co-Founder and Chief Steward of the global democracy movement, MiVote. MiVote at its heart is a community decision making and voting platform where everybody has a say on the decisions that get made on your behalf in parliament. It’s bringing the will of the people back into politics. And you can do it from your phone. Continue reading