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Les Gilets Citoyens ("Citizen Vests")
Informal collective created in 2019 in the context of the social movement of the "Yellow Vests", the Great Debate and the climate marches.
This collective is composed of people who originally signed the open letter to the President of the Republic on 23 January 2019 (see below: https://democratieouverte.org/blog/lettre-ouverte-au-president-de-la-republique-reussir-le-grand-debat-national-pour-un-nouveau-souffle-democratique) "Making the Great National Debate a Success: for a New Democratic Breath" and then joined by other signatories and personalities."
The role of the collective: Initially, the collective had recommended, through the open letter to the President of the Republic mentioned above, the establishment of a Citizens' Assembly dealing with several subjects, including participatory democracy (in particular the RIC). This recommendation was accompanied by our proposal to support it by taking charge of its implementation.
Today, in view of the announcements made by the President on 25/04/19, one of which consists in creating a Citizens' Assembly of 150 citizens drawn by lot to deal with ecological transition, we had to adapt our project and now the collective has two projects in parallel:
➡Read here the history of the Collective's work: https://giletscitoyens.org/historique-des-gilets-citoyens/
➡ And some articles on the subject: https://www.nouvelobs.com/societe/20190718.OBS16119/comment-seront-choisis-les-150-participants-de-la-convention-citoyenne-sur-le-climat.html?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter&fbclid=IwAR1oFObWTNzJ7PE1yOIiAibHK4DJMIydTbDWNCupmj3EHUeGQdRiPeDxeZs#Echobox=1563474009https://www.nouvelobs.com/societe/20190718.OBS16119/comment-seront-choisis-les-150-participants-de-la-convention-citoyenne-sur-le-climat.html?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter&fbclid=IwAR1oFObWTNzJ7PE1yOIiAibHK4DJMIydTbDWNCupmj3EHUeGQdRiPeDxeZs#Echobox=1563474009
🔹Website: https://giletscitoyens.org/🔹Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GiletsCitoyens/
Les Jardiniers de la Constitution (The Constitution Gardeners)
Independent and voluntary citizens who propose to think about what a Constitution is, what it is for, what the different powers described, what the nature of such a text is, who writes it, or how a Constitution can evolve
The collective also facilitates access to the experience of new concepts and democratic practice by organizing conferences, workshops and innovative initiatives such as the drawing of lots for a Constituent Assembly, the creation and promotion of educational material content
Keep up with the news as a large-scale constitutional rewriting project is underway.