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Major central banks start looking into money reform
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Major central banks start looking into money reform!


Dear <<First Name>>,

Over the past few weeks three central banks took steps towards money reform. Both the Dutch and the Icelandic central bank hosted private seminars on sovereign money and full-reserve banking system. Meanwhile, Sweden's central bank also announced publicly an ambitious move towards implementing a national digital version of cash, which could signal a transition towards sovereign money.

Politicians are becoming supportive too. The European Parliament just adopted a critical resolution on the European Central Bank, taking notice of the failure of quantitative easing. This paves the way for the future work of the QE for People campaign, which is supported by many of our IMMR member organisations.

These amazing developments are a sign that our efforts on the ground are paying off. Well done everyone!
 

To change money, campaigns need money!


Speaking of successful campaigns, the Swiss population will be the first in the world to vote on reforming the monetary system, thanks to the tireless efforts of our member Vollgeld-Initiative. An incredible amount of effort was required to get that far, and even more will be needed to win the referendum, especially now that the Government said it is opposed to democratizing money creation. 

To reach more citizens, Vollgeld-Initiative will launch a big campaigning tour in 2017 – in over 30 cities during the entire summer. They will even have a mascot – a gigantic 6 meter high and inflatable piggybank:



To make the tour happen, the Swiss campaign already collected 25,000 CHF through a crowdfunding call. However, the more money they collect the more impact they can have.

Regardless of the vote outcome, we know from past experience that Swiss referenda usually attract significant international media attention! We certainly do not want to miss this opportunity.

Can you make a donation to help the Swiss prepare a great campaign? You can do so using paypal or by making a direct bank transfer to:

IBAN: CH61 0900 0000 6035 4546 4
BIC POFICHBEXXX.

Thank you from Vollgeld

Finally that leaves me to wish you a very happy Christmas!

Stan Jourdan
IMMR Coordinator
 

NEWS

Swiss Government’s unfounded claims against Sovereign Money

Based on mislead arguments, the Swiss Government formally recommends voters reject the 'Vollgeld Initiative‘ which the Swiss people will vote on by referendum. Read the article »

Sweden’s central bank takes steps towards introducing digital cash

Sweden's move towards introducing its own digital currency would facilitate monetary reform and allow quick implementation of QE for People. Read the article »

Finland: Parliament event on monetary reform paves the way for citizens’ initiative

A successful event on monetary reform was held in the Finnish Parliament, featuring valuable expert analysis of sovereign money and two endorsements from Finnish politicians for the “QE for People" proposal. Read the article »

KPMG Iceland Publishes Report on Sovereign Money

The consulting company KPMG has presented to the Prime Minister of Iceland a report outlining the main features of the sovereign money system proposals. Read more »

IMMR at the World Social Forum in Montréal

A group of monetary reformers were present at the World Social Forum in Montreal to educate activists on the implications of money creation. Read more »

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