Creative artists, musicians, singers, you have always been in the vanguard of the Roma Nation. You have contributed so much in keeping our spirit and culture alive, and moving forward.
It is my please to write to you about the Democratic Transition, a work-in-progress to build democracy within the global Romani movement.
The concept was born three years ago at a meeting between myself and Petar Antic while he was attending Essex University in my home town, Colchester.
Petar, previously a junior minister in the Serbian Government, had been chiefly instrumental in the building of an Electorate of 60,000 Roma voter who now each year elect the Roma National Council of Serbia.
We saw that with the latest technology it would be possible to create an IT electronic voting system. This has now been accomplished using blockchain security. The capacity is 100,000 Voters, and 2,300 Voters have already enrolled.
They will have the opportunity to vote in the very first elections, in connection with the Jubilee World Roma Congress in London next year [1-5 August], which will open with 2 August Roma Genocide Commemoration, in a park next to Parliament, and will include a Festival.
Every person in our communities of 16 years and over has a) right to Vote, b) right to be a Candidate in the Congress Elections.
Wishing to extend this right and opportunity to you I have provisionally entered your email address into the Voting system. You will in due course receive more information as plans for the Congress progress.
I hope that you will feel that the building of democracy, bringing more legitimacy and accountability, is a process in which you would wish to participate.
Grattan Puxon Democratic Transition IRU
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Grattan Puxon said…I write to let know about plans for the Jubilee World Roma Congress taking place in London next summer [1-5 August]. For the first time it will be possible for all members of our communities (over 16) to vote electronically in the…Continue