Altroconsumo, which has always been at the side of citizens for the protection and promotion of their rights, has also decided to support the appeal of the Luca Coscioni and Eumans Association! #DemocraziaADistanza, through which Minister Colao is requested to introduce the digital signature for signing referendums and popular laws. The initiative asks to allow voting also to those who have limited mobility possibilities such as Italians abroad or, above all, disabled people. In fact, in the face of strong innovation in technology and society, as this period of health emergency is demonstrating, cutting-edge solutions make it increasingly possible to carry out numerous and different actions even at a distance. “Altroconsumo has always believed in giving a voice to those who do not have it or to those who could, due to the personal or social context, not have it. A goal that we also pursue in many ways in our work. We can therefore only see a profound assonance with this initiative, which arises from the consideration that digital, if well developed and used, can also help bridge other ‘divides’ within society, especially where there are possible areas of fragility. or exclusion ”, comments Federico Cavallo, Head of External Relations at Altroconsumo. “The introduction of the digital signature to join referendums and popular initiatives – he adds – could be a very concrete step to respond to what are not just individual situations, but can instead represent a tangible extension of 360-degree democratic participation. Thanks to the technologies we have today, in fact, what until a few years ago would have remained in fact a limitation of the exercise of these rights without solution, can find an answer, thus involving in democratic processes all those people who are bound by logistics, such as Italians residing in other countries or off-site students, and, above all, disabled citizens, finally giving all of them the opportunity to participate more easily in democratic processes ”.
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