Stir to Action's latest report is out now, 'Building democratic culture, skills, and partnerships in policy-led regions.'
The report shares the direct experiences of the democratic business community, and discusses questions like 'how do we reduce the gap between policy making and democratic business and how can democratic business become key partners?'
Centenary Action Group have submitted evidence to the APPG on Disability inquiry into Access to Elected Office. The submission's been informed by CAG and Elect Her's bi-monthly roundtable for D/deaf and Disabled women active in politics which takes forward campaigns to remove the barriers for Disabled women in politics.
CAUK has been independently evaluated, with a group of experts finding it to be ‘a highly valuable process that enabled a diverse group of UK citizens to engage…in an informed and meaningful manner.’
The CAUK was a citizens’ assembly composed of 108 randomly selected members of the public, tasked with making recommendations to Government on how to achieve net-zero.
The evaluators also concluded that the UK Parliament ‘should seek to establish more citizens’ assemblies in the future.’
The Association of Electoral Administrators (AEA) have published their Blueprint for a Modern Electoral Landscape. Having reviewed each stage of the electoral process, the AEA are calling for changes in six key categories to address vulnerabilities in the system. They include a single Electoral Administration Act to modernise core processes, an extended 30-day electoral timetable and exploring automatic voter registration.
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