OMNIBUS for Direct Democracy is a self-governing and non-profit cultural company. As a citizens' initiative, we work completely independently of political parties.
What is the OMNIBUS?
OMNIBUS for Direct Democracy is an NGO that is supported by a circle of sponsors that is constantly growing as the OMNIBUS’ journey continues. OMNIBUS in Latin means „for all, through all, with all“. The roots of the OMNIBUS are in art. We see every person's responsibility to shape the social whole.
The coherent form can only come about through the joint work of all people. We stand for the realization of sovereignty and self-determination. The moving OMNIBUS travels from city to city throughout the whole of Germany.
It is both transmitter and receiver in the process of developing a society shaped in dignity and personal responsibility. We lead a permanent discussion with the people in Germany about the possibilities of direct democracy.
What does the OMNIBUS want?
Direct Democracy is both instrument, school and path. It allows for everybody to shape society bringing in their abilities in a constructive and non-violent way. Therefore, we call for the popular legislation on national level which consists of three stages: popular initiative, popular demand and popular referendum.
We support the realization and reform of direct democracy on the federal level where it already exists and grant assistance within ongoing procedures.
How does the OMNIBUS work?
During every year, from April until November, the moving OMNIBUS visits schools, universities, enterprises and public spaces and helps with the process of spreading information and collecting signatures for popular initiatives.
We support and start initiatives for an ecological and social economy, the protection of biodiversity, keeping the water clean and transparency laws. For referendums in the federal states, we offer the "Town Hall Finder", which can be used to find delivery points and registration offices for the signatures.
Our projects also include the call for a referendum for an unconditional income as well as a commitment to an ecological and democratic monetary cycle.
Who finances OMNIBUS?
We are financed exclusively by donations coming from our circle of sponsors, consisting of foundations and private donors. We do not receive any governmental funding. Here are our financial reports...