• March 29, 2016, the Global Citizens Principles webite was launched at globalcitizensdb.org with one person in the database.
  • The goal is to prepare the way for a global referendum on a plan for worldwide demilitarization to take place on March 21, 2020.  
  • There is a preliminary goal to have 74 million people, close to 1% of the world's population, entered into the database at Global Citizens Principles by April of 2018.  
  • The existence of the database is being  communicated initially through direct methods such as in person, by email, and by phone, and only with other people who are personally known, having met face-to-face at least once.
  • If each person who is entered into the database adds an average of two or three other people, the number of citizens in the database will grow at an exponential rate.
  • With an exponential rate of growth, by April of 2018, there could be more than 74 million people in the database at Global Citizens Principles, or close to 1% of the global population.
  • When 74 million people have been entered into the database, press releases will be issued, and Facebook postings and other broadcast methods will be used to make sure there is a broad public awareness of the movement.  
  • At the same time that people are being added to the database, the detailed plan for worldwide demilitarization will be developed, including how to re-employ people who are currently in the armed forces or weapons manufacturing.   
  • By April of 2018, there may still be billions of low income people, especially who live in remote areas, who may not have Internet access.  An appeal may be made at this time to those who are already in the database for donations to help fund ways to provide Internet access to those who have not yet gained access.  An average of $10 dollars donated per person in the database would result in about $740 million in donations. 
  • It is likely that the vast majority of humanity will be using the Internet by the end of 2018.  Increased efforts will be made with a larger base of participation to finalize the details in the plans for worldwide demilitarization.  
  • It is not necessary for 100% of humanity to be using the Internet in order to hold the first global referendum.  The Internet will not be used for voting in the referendum; it will only be used to organize the referendum.  As little as 1% of the global population might be sufficient to organize the referendum.
  • By mid-2019, the approaching date for the first global referendum of May 21, 2020 will increasingly be on people's minds.  It will be increasingly difficult for repressive governments to block their citizens' access to the Internet, and to prevent them from participating in the development of the detailed plan for worldwide demilitarization.
  • Towards the end of  2019, the database at Global Citizens Principles may have been replaced by an authoritative database of registered voters who will participate in the March 21, 2020 global referendum.  The authoritative voter registration database will include fields that the database at Global Citizens Principles does not have such as address, birth date, and a photo image of each person.  If the database at Global Citizens Principles is still functioning, it may be used to help volunteers in every voting precinct in the world get in touch with each other, to begin to meet in person in order to begin final preparations.
  • Final preparations might consist of flyers distributed door-to-door, and posters in public locations, as well as announcements in the mass media, and through personal conversations to make sure all citizens of planet Earth are aware of the date of the referendum.  Volunteers in each precinct will make certain there is a voting location that is accessible to every citizen.  Saturday, March 21, 2020 will be declared a global holiday so that no one will be prevented from voting because of the need to go to a job.  
  • Volunteers in every local precinct will be responsible for printing the ballots that they download from the Internet.  The ballots can be single, small pieces of paper because the details of the items on the ballot will have been published on the Internet, and fully discussed prior to the referendum date.  Ballot boxes that are made of glass, or some other transparent material, will be preferred so everyone will be able to see that the boxes are empty at the beginning of the referendum day.  
  • If possible, live streaming video will be transmitted from every voting location during the referendum in order to make sure that the right to a secret ballot is protected, and that there is no intimidation of voters at the voting locations.  The live streaming video should continue as the ballot boxes are emptied onto the tables at each voting location at the end of the day, and as the volunteers tally the votes as marked on the ballots.  The tallies will be entered into the global database from each voting location, and there will be open, public access to this database to confirm that the tallies that were counted at each voting location are accurately recorded into the database.  
  • That will be it.  Then it will be time to celebrate.

John Kintree
September 10, 2017