[SENATE] Acre Suffrage Act

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[SENATE] Acre Suffrage Act

Post by Smyg » 14:19:51 Friday, 03 November, 2017

In the far away territory of Acre, a new League, the so called ‘Acre Suffrage League’, is formed in the territorial capital of Rio Branco. They call for the elevation of Acre from a territory to an official state, with its citizens being given all the rights that other Brazilian citizens have such as (and most importantly) the right to vote.
This is concerning. I assume few of you, dear colleagues, know much of the Territory of Acre --- I do not, certainly. And so I have looked the region up.

According to the latest count, there are at least 90,000 citizens of Brazil who are residents of the Territory, not counting unknown numbers of Indians and guest workers. And none of them have the right to vote in the national elections, and have absolutely zero local democratic representation.

I have drafted a brief proposal to subvert this state of affairs, amendments would be appreciated if it is not sufficiently well-written.

Acre Suffrage Act

Whereas Brazilian settlers of the Acre revolted in 1899 against the Bolivian authorities, declaring a First Republic of Acre, succeeded in 1900 and 1903 by a Second and Third Republic, all of which eventually led to its incorporation as a federal territory of Brazil in 1904 in accordance with the will of the people of Acre,

Whereas the people of the Territory of Acre since 1921 are administrated solely by a Governor appointed by His Excellency the President, and hold no democratic representation whatsoever, neither locally, regionally or nationally,

Whereas there due to the Territory of Acre's lack of parliamentary participation are tens of thousands of Brazilian citizens who are deprived of their constitutional, democratic right to vote, and the right to hold representation,

Whereas His Excellency the President and the party of the President have shown themselves shown themselves admirably eager to make constitutional amendments on the issue of suffrage

  • Section 1. The Government of the Republic of the United States of Brazil shall begin an inquiry into the possible future status of the Territory of Acre as an equal federal state of the Republic.[/i].
  • Section 2. The Brazilian National Congress shall call upon His Excellency the President and encourage His Excellency to submit a proposed amendment to the Constitution, which shall in lieu of full federal statehood grant the people of the Territory of Acre the right to elect elect representatives to the National Congress.
  • Section 3. In addition, coinciding with the 1930 general elections, local elections shall be held in the Departments of Alto Acre, Alto Purús, Alto Juruá and Alto Tarauacá, to democratically elect Mayors of said Departments. In addition, concurrently, regional democratic elections for a Governor of Acre, replacing the current presidentially appointed one, will also be held.
  • Section 4. This bill shall go into effect thirty-one (31) days after passage.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acre_(state)#Development_from_territory_to_statehood wrote:
Attending to the judicial arrangements of the Treaty of Petrópolis, President Rodrigues Alves sanctioned the law which created the Territory of Acre (1904), further dividing it into three departments: Alto Acre, Alto Purús, and Alto Juruá, the latter being separated to form Alto Tarauacá (1912). The departmental administration was exercised until 1921 by mayors appointed by the President of Brazil. At that time the arrangements were altered, passing the administration to a governor.

The second Constitution of Brazil (1934) conceded to Acre the right to elect representatives to the National Congress of Brazil.

[...] on June 15, 1962, it was elevated to the category of state [...]

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Re: [CHAMBER] Acre Suffrage Act

Post by Flamelord » 19:21:42 Friday, 03 November, 2017

While the Federal Union Party supports the first two clauses in this bill, we will admit that we are a bit wary of the third on as presented. We do not seek to deny Acre a part in the democratic process but do wonder if there is enough time before the 1930 general election to locate qualified candidates for these positions and ensure that they have a chance to campaign to the people so their stances on issues relevant to the region are known.

Considering the circumstances there does not seem to be any harm in having special elections on the local and regional level a bit later in 1930, to ensure that there is proper time for this process to play out in a fashion that is not rushed and haphazard, but we wish o hear what the other parties think on this.

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Re: [CHAMBER] Acre Suffrage Act

Post by Smyg » 20:18:59 Friday, 03 November, 2017

Flamelord wrote:
19:21:42 Friday, 03 November, 2017
While the Federal Union Party supports the first two clauses in this bill, we will admit that we are a bit wary of the third on as presented. We do not seek to deny Acre a part in the democratic process but do wonder if there is enough time before the 1930 general election to locate qualified candidates for these positions and ensure that they have a chance to campaign to the people so their stances on issues relevant to the region are known.

Considering the circumstances there does not seem to be any harm in having special elections on the local and regional level a bit later in 1930, to ensure that there is proper time for this process to play out in a fashion that is not rushed and haphazard, but we wish o hear what the other parties think on this.
Q1 1931 by-elections, perhaps?

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Re: [CHAMBER] Acre Suffrage Act

Post by Westar » 23:09:31 Saturday, 04 November, 2017

If Brazilian citizens in Acre believe that they need a by-election in 1931, then they shall request it and we will do our duty in facilitating their requests, otherwise they deserve to be treated like every other citizen across Brazil, as is their right.

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Re: [CHAMBER] Acre Suffrage Act

Post by Flamelord » 23:26:28 Saturday, 04 November, 2017

Smyg wrote:
20:18:59 Friday, 03 November, 2017
Q1 1931 by-elections, perhaps?
We believe that this would be a better date, and support it's inclusion in the bill as such

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Re: [CHAMBER] Acre Suffrage Act

Post by Smyg » 23:54:16 Saturday, 04 November, 2017

Westar wrote:
23:09:31 Saturday, 04 November, 2017
If Brazilian citizens in Acre believe that they need a by-election in 1931, then they shall request it and we will do our duty in facilitating their requests, otherwise they deserve to be treated like every other citizen across Brazil, as is their right.
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We believe that this would be a better date, and support it's inclusion in the bill as such
Gentlemen, enclosed below is a proposition for an amended bill, which strives to take both your viewpoints into consideration. Your opinions?


Amended Acre Suffrage Act

Whereas Brazilian settlers of the Acre revolted in 1899 against the Bolivian authorities, declaring a First Republic of Acre, succeeded in 1900 and 1903 by a Second and Third Republic, all of which eventually led to its incorporation as a federal territory of Brazil in 1904 in accordance with the will of the people of Acre,

Whereas the people of the Territory of Acre since 1921 are administrated solely by a Governor appointed by His Excellency the President, and hold no democratic representation whatsoever, neither locally, regionally or nationally,

Whereas there due to the Territory of Acre's lack of parliamentary participation are tens of thousands of Brazilian citizens who are deprived of their constitutional, democratic right to vote, and the right to hold representation,

Whereas His Excellency the President and the party of the President have shown themselves shown themselves admirably eager to make constitutional amendments on the issue of suffrage

  • Section 1. The Government of the Republic of the United States of Brazil shall begin an inquiry into the possible future status of the Territory of Acre as an equal federal state of the Republic.
  • Section 2. The Brazilian National Congress shall call upon His Excellency the President and encourage His Excellency to submit a proposed amendment to the Constitution, which shall in lieu of full federal statehood grant the people of the Territory of Acre the right to elect elect representatives to the National Congress.
  • Section 3. In addition, local elections shall be held in the Departments of Alto Acre, Alto Purús, Alto Juruá and Alto Tarauacá, to democratically elect Mayors of said Departments. In addition, concurrently, regional democratic elections for a Governor of Acre, replacing the current presidentially appointed one, will also be held. These elections shall be held at a date decided by the current Governor of Acre in consultation with representatives of the Acre Suffrage League and other local citizen groups, at the earliest in conjunction with the Q1 1930 general elections and at the latest in Q1 1931.
  • Section 4. This bill shall go into effect thirty-one (31) days after passage.

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Re: [CHAMBER] Acre Suffrage Act

Post by Flamelord » 00:09:29 Sunday, 05 November, 2017

We find this amendment to be acceptable, and are ready to support this bill

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Re: [CHAMBER] Acre Suffrage Act

Post by Westar » 00:11:44 Sunday, 05 November, 2017

We believe that this amendment is acceptable, and will support the bill in its current form. We hope other representatives will be able to voice their opinions before we call a vote on the matter.

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Re: [CHAMBER] Acre Suffrage Act

Post by Smyg » 19:26:13 Sunday, 05 November, 2017

We will now call for a vote.

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Re: [CHAMBER] Acre Suffrage Act

Post by Luc » 00:28:02 Monday, 06 November, 2017

Sebastião do Rego Barros, President of the Chamber of Deputies

We will accept the Communist motion and move this bill into voting procedures.
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Re: [CHAMBER] Acre Suffrage Act

Post by Smyg » 00:31:31 Monday, 06 November, 2017

A resounding yes from the PCB (4).

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Re: [CHAMBER] Acre Suffrage Act

Post by Flamelord » 00:33:46 Monday, 06 November, 2017

The Federal Union Party (93) votes Yes on this bill

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Re: [CHAMBER] Acre Suffrage Act

Post by Snacks » 00:40:19 Monday, 06 November, 2017

A unanimous vote of yes from the BLOC(2).

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Re: [CHAMBER] Acre Suffrage Act

Post by acecipher » 05:45:29 Monday, 06 November, 2017

The Social Democratic Party (27) will vote In Favour of this bill.
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Re: [CHAMBER] Acre Suffrage Act

Post by Red John » 15:49:09 Monday, 06 November, 2017

Partido Liberal Democrata (91) - Abstain.

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