The Local Councils for the Republic are a project given life by initiatives from civil society. On 12 January 2019 the National Catalan Assembly (ANC) agreed to support their creation with the aim of establishing Catalan Republic from inside the country. As a result of this proposal some Local Councils initiated pilot projects. On 30 September 2019, following an agreement of the Plenary, they and the elected representatives of the Municipality of Amer agreed to constitute themselves as a Local Council for the Republic. Forty or so Local Councils are in the process of being set up throughout the country with diverse forms of constitution.
The Governing Council for the Republic, meeting on 1 October last, enthusiastically welcomes these initiatives and agrees to support the establishing of Councils across the country, setting criteria for creating direct links.
Building the Republic from the power of the people: from bottom to top within a national structure.
On 1 October 2017 the people of Catalonia voted in a referendum to become an Independent State in the form of a Republic, a wish that was denied and repressed by the forces of the Spanish state. In effect, that repression makes it difficult for Catalan institutions to implement the mandate from that referendum with complete freedom.
Consequently, as they did on 1 October, the citizens of Catalonia are again taking the initiative to construct republican power on the basis of their own personal sovereignty and are organising to implement that mandate.
The Independent State in the form of the Republic is the objective we aim to make a reality through the people’s organising abilities and a fierce determination to continue working until the I October mandate is implemented.
The creation of sovereign spaces from bottom to top within neighbourhoods, towns, cities and districts is the way to move forward in order to galvanise the power of the republic that is rooted nationally in the country and the power of the people.