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We're just three months into 2018, and while money reformers are busy hosting international conferences and the Swiss are gearing up to put a sovereign money proposal to the people for a vote, the IMMR team is hard at work developing new infrastructure to support our growing movement. In this edition of the IMMR newsletter you'll find news and campaign updates from around the world, a helpful resource guide for advocating to your decision makers about the need to reform our money system, the latest research from soverign money expert Joseph Huber, and finally, the new digital face of the IMMR--our updated (and way more secure!) website.
The IMMR launches a new website!

Along with a brand new internal communication platform for members of the IMMR (you might hear more about it from your organisation's IMMR delegate in the coming weeks), this week we launched our newly redesigned website! In addition to being more secure, the new website gives more visibility to the IMMR blog and adds greater flexibility for our member organisations to customise their pages. Check it out at the link above and let us know how we can make the website even more useful for all money reform advocates!
The next IMMR meeting will take place this summer from 25-27 May in Utrecht, Netherlands (not Italy as we planned before). We will send out further info to all IMMR member delegates in the next days.
If there is no group in your country yet but you plan to start one and would like to attend, please get in touch.
Beyond QE4People: Introducing Positive Money Europe!

After three years of activity, the QE for People campaign is transforming into Positive Money Europe, an organisation whose mission is to make monetary policy and the banking system support a fair, democratic and sustainable economy. With ambitious and strategic plans to leverage key avenues for change within the European political context, here are 4 ways that Positive Money Europe hopes to make a difference in the coming months:

  1. Make sure that central banks can use helicopter money in order to combat the next crisis.
  2. In the context of reforming the Eurozone, focus the conversation on increasing the accountability of the ECB.
  3. Advocate for making central banks aligned with sustainability.
  4. Push for the introduction of a digital euro.

Join the movement today by liking Positive Money Europe on Facebook!

Don Richards and Sue Hamill are the powerful duo behind one of the most active money reform organisations within the IMMR, Positive Money New Zealand! Sue, Don, and the rest of their team in NZ are constantly meeting with decision makers, showing up at town halls, and getting local media coverage to push the topic of money reform. 

They recently adapted a guide titled 'How to Meet with Politicians' from a group called the Lock the Gate Alliance. While the guide is specific to the political landscape of New Zealand, there are plenty of sections which are applicable to money reform activists in other countries.

If you're interested in making change in your community like Don & Sue are doing in theirs, consider starting your own money reform organisation in your country! 
Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute (GDI) 'Our Money, Our Banks, Our Country' conference turns up the heat on the debate surrounding the Swiss Vollgeld Initiative

Money reform advocates from the IMMR joined over 300 students, academics, bankers, and civil society professionals at a conference in January to debate the Swiss referendum taking place on 10 June 2018 which has the potential to transform the way that money is created in Switzerland.

Matt Lyons, a researcher at Positive Money UK, gives a recap of the conference and it's outcomes in his blog post about the event, ending with the analysis that although Swiss society remains divided over the proposal put forth in the Vollgeld Initiative, there is clear consensus that the current money system is broken and must be reformed.
News that you can use to keep yourself up-to-date on the latest developments and help you make the case for money reform in your country.
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