photo by vittoriocristiano
V-day Instructions. I hope to do a better job than the leaflets that come with the white goods. They make me go mad. Usually I go home, use just 2 or 3 controls and then tear up the instruction leaflet ferociously but also joyously. Sometimes I even throw away the machine.
1. The aim of 8 September is to collect signatures for a popular law for a Clean Parliament.
2. The law sets out the non-electibility of convicts, a maximum of two terms of office and the direct election of each candidate.
3. The text of the draft popular law was presented to the Court of Cassation in July.
4. My lawyers have prepared the form to collect the signatures with a detailed explanation of the law.
5. Enough copies of the form have been prepared so that there’s space for 200,000 signatures.
6. The forms will be sent out to certain groups in the main cities (Bologna, Florence, Genoa, Milan, Naples, Rome, Turin, Modena, Catania, Palermo). These groups are called Meetups. Anyway each group can print them out and if necessary ask the staff for them.
7. Anyone wishing to sign or to support the initiative can get in touch with the Meetup in their city or check which is the nearest to where you live or start up your initiative if you let the staff know.
8. In the “signing area” on V-day, there’ll be these things:
- Form for collecting signatures (to be printed on “uso bollo” paper in blue Pantone(R) 305 uncoated)
- Text of the proposed law
- User Guide for all the regulations about collecting signatures
- Form requesting the use of public space for the signature tables
9. In the V-day area, material for distribution will be present for distribution in that city on 8 September. Other material will be published.
10. If the above points are not clear, or to get help, it’s possible to contact the staff by sending an email with subject: info V-day.
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Q. Why have I chosen not to do just a single demonstration in Rome, but in the whole of Italy?
A. V-Day is a virus. It has to get everywhere, not just one city.
Q. What will Grillo be doing on 8 September?
A. I’ll be in Bologna in Piazza Maggiore for a show/demonstration that will start in the afternoon.
Q. Why Bologna?
A. Because it’s easy to get there from all over Italy.
Q. Why not Rome?
A. I thought of that at the beginning but then they didn’t give me permission.
Q. Where will the signature tables be?
A. Usually in front of the Town Hall of each city.
Q. What do we have to do on V-day?
A. Collect signatures, make V-day news and news about the problems of your city. Ask artistes to participate. Get your bicycle. Be happy.
1 Participate in and support V-day
2 Put your photos on www.flickr.com with the tag: Vaffa-day
3 Put your videos on www.youtube.it with the tag Vaffa-day