Welcome to Global Referendum 2020

Principle: The will of the people as expressed through a global referendum, as long as it is in accordance with the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Earth Charter, shall be the highest expression of political power on planet Earth.


This website is an exercise in visualizing the future in which I want to live. Direct democracy, based on universal principles, from the local to the global level is a big part of that. Additional articles can be found at a companion website, Ratification Through Referendum.


A possible date for the first global referendum is Saturday, March 21, 2020. That will be the Fall Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere, and the Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. Night and day will be of equal duration all around the world.


Why the year 2020? The year 2020 feels like soon enough to make a difference, and far enough away to allow time for preparations.


John Kintree

November 5, 2016

revised, July 23, 2018