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Oor Democracy-Act As If We Own The Place hosted by the Electoral Reform Society Scotland
March 18, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dundonians – Let’s Act As If We Own The Place!
Our Democracy – Act As If We Own The Place is a coalition of organisations, campaigners and citizens who are dedicated to improving our local democracy. The campaign arises from a simple idea: that human beings flourish when they have control over their own lives. We think communities can redesign their local democracy to work better for them, thriving all the more by taking control of their community’s future.
Act As If You Own The Place events are taking place across Scotland. Here we will plan how to make a positive impact in our communities and put local people in control. We welcome you to The Shore to hear local, national and international speakers and to h…ave your chance to put your ideas forward as part of a day of professionally facilitated discussion and planning for action.
If democracy is about anything it is about us running our own affairs. That is why we are asking you to ‘act as if you own the place’ – if the citizens of a village, town, city or country don’t own it, then who does?
There has never been a more exciting time to get involved in the campaign for a better local democracy. Moreover, there has never been a time when it has been more needed. Our democracy isn’t working in the way it should. To renew and extend the control we have in our communities, it needs a shot in the arm – from you.
Full programme details and speakers TBA.