September 19, 2021 5:23 pm
A collection of signatures has started to promote a referendum to abolish the mandatory green pass, after the use of the green Covid-19 certificate was extended by the government to all public and private workers starting next October 15. The site www.referendumnogreenpass.it is already online. The request to collect signatures for the referendum abrogating the provisions of the law on the vaccine passport was filed at the Supreme Court offices on Thursday 16 September. The goal is 500,000 signatures by 30 September, as established by law, to be able to hold the referendum in the following spring.
Referendum to abolish the green pass: signature collection starts
According to the promoters, “the green pass constitutes an obvious instrument of discrimination that collides with the fundamental principles of our legal system”, since it would exclude “from the economic and social life of the nation those citizens who hold beliefs and evidences other than those imposed by the government” and would “surreptitiously push citizens to vaccinate”. The collection of signatures, according to what can be read on the website of the referendum committee, takes place both physically – we also speak of “volunteer tables” – and digitally.
There are four referendum questions that concern as many law decrees. Just in the past few hours, thanks to the possibility of digitally collecting signatures, the quota of 500 thousand signatures for the cannabis referendum has been reached in a few days, the threshold necessary to propose an abrogative referendum. The collection of digital signatures to propose a referendum has only been possible since last July 20.
The website of the referendum committee shows the names of both the organizing committee and the committee of guarantors. The first list includes the lawyer Olga Milanese, of the Salerno Bar; Professor Luca Marini, professor of international law at the Sapienza University of Rome, former vice president of the National Committee for Bioethics; Professor Francesco Benozzo, professor of Romance Philology at the University of Bologna. The second list includes Professor Paolo Sceusa, president emeritus of the section of the Court of Cassation; Professor Ugo Mattei, professor of civil law at the University of Turin; Professor Alberto Contri, former president of the Advertising Progress Foundation; Carlo Freccero, journalist and former director of the RAI.