February Newsletter 2022

February Newsletter 2022

Feb 28, 2022, 5:32:41 PM UTC
We are happy to present February's Newsletter to you!

Dear Volters,

We are happy to present February's Newsletter to you!

In this edition of our Newsletter, we will inform you about the following topics:

  1. Call to action for Ukraine!!
  2. Electoral Law push 
  3. Meet our first local teams!
  4. Build a Volt team in your locality!
  5. Ambassadors of change

We wish you a happy and informative reading! ( ͡o ω ͡o )

  1. Call to action for Ukraine!!

The war in Ukraine is also our war, whether bombings are heard in our cities or not. There we have relatives, friends, neighbors and, most importantly, peaceful people who are now enduring the aggressions of war criminals.

We know that many want to lend a helping hand, and the Volt Romania party is among them. That is why we have created a form, in which we ask you to register all those who can offer anything: from a hot meal, safe transport or a donation for those in need, to accommodation or other types of opportunities.

You don't have to be a volter to sign up on this form, you don't even have to be a party supporter. In times of danger we must be overwhelmed by the feeling of unity. Regardless of the political color, if you want to help, you can do it by accessing this link

  1. Electoral Law push 

For more than a year we have been negotiating the reform of the electoral act i.e. the rules that determine how we vote in the EU elections. 

The legal text is very promising for Volt. It includes: 

  • The possibility for pan-European movements to run on EU-wide ballots
  • Every 18-year old European can become a EU politician (This will change the list of candidates in Italy, Greece (until now the minimum age was 25), Romania (23), Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, Estonia, Ireland, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Slovakia and Cyprus (21). 
  • Women and men are to be equally represented on electoral lists via zipped lists or quotas
  • Every MEP will be equally scrutinised as we have established minimum democratic standards for selecting candidates and for registering a party or submitting a candidacy.

BUT, we have hit a roadblock in January! 

Negotiations came really close to a deal, however, it failed to materialise due to a German conservative opposition to an ambitious electoral law act. 

Concretely, the center-right wants only 7 seats to be elected via a true pan-European vote. We, the liberals and the social democrats want at least 26 or 30! 

Worst of all, the center-right wants an individualised electoral threshold for Germany of 4% of the votes cast. Around 5 million German votes would thus not be counted. 

This is truly unacceptable! 

But for now, no one is moving - whoever flinches first may lose the deal…

How to help in 3 easy steps! 

We have put together a series of posts on our Twitter and Instagram Accounts - FOLLOW US!!

Retweet or repost our posts!

Tweet at or write to the key decision-makers. You can find them here: https://www.ivoteurope.eu/contact-your-mep 

If you feel that this is important and you want to get involved, join us and sign up: 

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  1. Meet our first local teams!

On January 12 and 21 in Brașov and Sibiu, we organized the first local meetings of 2022!

This is how we launched the first local Volt Romania teams! This is an important step for us because one of our goals this year is to have local Volt teams in all major cities in the country.

If you are from Sibiu or Brașov and you want to know us, to find out what our plans are for the future, then don't hesitate to contact our local coordinators!

For the Brașov local team, we have Christian Macedonschi on the position of intermediate local coordinatorand and for the Sibiu local team, our coordinator is Axente Neagu.

Christian Macedonschi is a local councilor of Brasov on behalf of FDGR and wants to make Brasov a European city, the economic capital of the country.

Axente Neagu is a person who manages to develop a good development vision for everything (society, person, etc.) and who manages to structure his projects very well, the latter helping him in solving problems, analyzing and establishing work steps.

Both are wonderful and helpful people who will be happy to answer your questions!

  1. Build a Volt team in your locality!

The local teams from Bucharest, Sibiu and Brașov are just the beginning of our development! We want to expand as much as possible so that Volt is truly a diverse and representative party!

For this reason, we extend an invitation to you, if you are interested in Volt and would like to get involved, if you care about your community and want to improve it, then participate and lay the foundations of a Volt team in your locality!

We can give you the resources, guidance and all the help you need!

If you are interested, do not hesitate to contact our Georgian expansion coordinators at georgian.chirila@volteuropa.org and Cristian christian.macedonschi@volteuropa.org!

Your city deserves to have Volt!

Of course, we will keep you up to date with what is happening through this newsletter, but also on our social media accounts Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

  1. Ambassadors of change

Through this Newsletter we want to inform you about the formation of a new role that could be more accessible to the vast majority.

In addition to the usual roles of volunteer and member, we are working on developing the role of Change Ambassador.

The duties of an ambassador are:

  • Generate reach on social networks, on one or more platforms of your choice.
  • Help monitor communities for specific topics or areas
  • To help grow our political movement by promoting our values to potential new members.

If the description catches your eye and you want to get involved, do not hesitate to contact us on our social networks or on our e-mail address Volt România .

That’s all for this month, 👋≧◉ᴥ◉≦

With best wishes, stay healthy!

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