Americans deserve more than two outdated choices. The major parties are taking this country backward, and Democrats and Republicans have been unable to overcome extremists. To move forward, we don’t just need a new party but a new kind of party – a unifying, anti-extremist party that gets things done. That’s why we’re building Forward.
You! Or at least the majority of you. Voter frustration with the political system is at an all-time high, with half of Americans (50%) now saying they are no longer members of either major party. Nearly two-thirds (63%) of voters want a new party and would vote for it.
We are working to build the first “open party” – a place that celebrates diverse viewpoints and creativity – welcoming Democrats, Republicans, and Independents who are committed to rejecting the extremes and solving problems. Other parties are more interested in partisan fights than governing. We are focused on doing , not dividing.
Times have changed. People are demanding a new option. Unlike small parties that have been formed around narrow worldviews, we are focusing on what brings the majority of us together – a political system that fixes our problems instead of giving us headaches.
The system is already spoiled. Over 70% of elected positions have only one candidate competing for them, and the two major parties have shut out competition. We’ll fix that by bringing choice back to the American people, including through electoral reforms like ranked-choice voting and open primaries.
This year and next, we’ll be focused on building – that means expanding our infrastructure nationwide and getting communities involved. By the end of 2023, we’ll have ballot access and candidates in races around the country. By the end of 2024, we’ll have organizations in all 50 states and several thousand elected officials. Forward leaders will spend the 2020s and beyond working to repair America’s broken political system.
Maybe you! We’re creating an innovative, growing organization. Already we can count among our number former governors, congress members, presidential candidates, business leaders, grassroots reformers, and concerned Americans. As the Forward Party expands, we will be excited to announce new national leaders, candidates, and staff.
Forward is steering away from far fringes of the Left and Right to find the common ground. That approach can solve almost every problem. Really. Anyone who is willing to work together to solve problems fits in the Forward Party. Three overarching priorities will unite the broad coalition we are building:
Yes. If you want a party that tells you how to think, there are other options out there. If you want a party that celebrates an open debate of ideas, then come join us.
This will be a people-powered movement. Supporters of all means are essential to fulfilling this mission (and since we don’t have a platform written by DC insiders, you can be sure that special interest groups aren’t steering the Forward Party in their favor). From the donations that enable our work to the volunteers who knock doors and organize meet-ups, we need you. Come help us move America Forward.
WE CAN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU