Any pathway to greater autonomy, independence, or self determination must be decided and created by the people who live here, in a peaceful and democratic manner. Rather than small groups placing their ideas or will upon a larger - from the beginning a framework for a democratic body able to represent Cascadia, and enter into decision making and external negotiations must be put in place.
A constitutional amendment for gender parity for parties, representatives, delegates, candidates or modes of public, or publicly funded governance within the bioregion of Cascadia, as determined and approved by the people of Cascadia, or a democratic body able to represent Cascadia.
Systems that are not representative of the place or people must be abolished. The case for ending the electoral college and abolishing the Senate.
Liquid Democracy, a subset of Delegative Democracy, is a powerful voting model for collective decision making in large communities. Liquid Democracy combines the advantages of Direct Democracy and Representative Democracy to create a truly democratic voting system that empowers voters to either vote on issues directly, or to delegate ones voting power to a trusted party.
At age 18, you are automatically registered to vote. No photo ID, no residency tests, no impediments of any kind. Advances in technology can make this happen effortlessly. Voting still restricted only to Cascadian citizens. Strict protections against foreign meddling.
Elected officials should be beholden to their constituents and principles, not their largest funders, a task which has been made nearly impossible as the price for congressional, senate and presidential seats costing upwards of tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions of dollars.