In recent years, we have seen so many scandals, absurdities, schemes, exploits and other bizarre incidents on the domestic political scene that it is almost impossible to list them all. However, as it is fitting that we remember them before the parliamentary elections, together with our friends we developed Quizle – a political quiz that allows you to test your knowledge of the turbulent period of the current mandate of the National Assembly. Every day of the last month before the elections you can answer five questions and share the results with your friends to remind them why we all have to cast our vote!
I want to vote in the parliamentary elections, but …
Prior to the parliamentary elections, we focused most of our efforts on activities that promote a high turnout and ensure that voters are as informed as possible. So we re-adapted our open source Cefizelj tool and prepared an interactive election guide. The simple web application listed all the ways people could vote for a more just and nature-friendly future if they were away on the day of the election or the polling station was not accessible to them.
We wanted to fight the pre-electoral ideological cancer that is: "They are all the same anyway." Instead of focusing on empty political soundbites we wanted to focus the conversation during the election campaign on content. To achieve these goals we created Vote-o-matic (Volitvomat) as part of the initiative Vox populi (Glas ljudstva). You can use it to check how well your political views align with the views of the parties running for (re)election. Answer some questions and Vote-o-matic will show you which parties you align with, which you disagree with and what the details of those disagreements are.
Less than fair
On a cold December evening, social networks were flooded with outraged posts reacting to a memo from Hofer banning homeless people from selling their newspaper in front of its outlets. In doing so, they communicated to an already vulnerable social group that they are unwanted and should become invisible – just to provide their customers a holiday shopping experience without any bad conscience. We strongly oppose this kind of segregation, so called on the public to boycott Hofer and help the homeless.