Mali Zvornik, January 5th – The „I Choose Whom I Choose“ team Ad Drinum from Mali Zvornik reminded us that the holidaus are the great opportunity to practice humanitarianism. The team members organized the humanitarian party at the „Fisher“ cafe, where they invited their fellow citizens in order to collect donations for the „Support Life“ foundation.
In the non-formal atmosphere, the activists talked to the visitors about the initiative „I Choose Whom I Choose“ – about the necessity of election system reform, the activities within their team and the ways in which citizens who were interested could join it.
“I Choose Whom I Choose” is the initiative for Serbian election system reform that is carried out by the citizens of twelve cities, gathered around the National Coalition for Decentralization, Media and Reform Center Niš and CSO Serbia on the Move. Induced by the fact that citizens don’t choose their representatives in the Parliament, but the political parties are making that choice instead because the malfunctioning election system allows them to, the activists inform their fellow citizens about the flaws of the current election system and motivate them to join the initiative. The goal of the initiative is to reform the election system in Serbia in order to provide equitable geographic representation of citizens in the Parliament, accountability of chosen representatives, gender equality in the Parliament and representation of minority groups and communities.
I choose whom I choose – putting the citizens’ and community interests in front of political parties’