Democrats, Republicans, and Independents Unite to Build a unified ‘Forward Party’
New York City (via Newswire) — Three political movements have joined forces, saying that “after working in parallel to strengthen democracy” they were joined together “to create the launchpad for a transformational American political party under one name: Forward.”
The groups establishing the new coalition/party are the Forward Party, the Renew America Movement, and the Serve America Movement.
The merged group — comprised of leading national Democrats, Republicans, and Independents — intends to “build a new kind of political party that represents the interests of the majority of Americans who reject extremism and division.”
The press release announcing the new party continued, “Forward advisors include former U.S. presidential candidates, members of Congress, governors, cabinet officials, entrepreneurs, and grassroots leaders, in addition to thousands of volunteers in all 50 states.”
The new Forward Party is launching a national building tour this fall to hear from voters and begin laying the groundwork for expanded state-by-state party registration and ballot access, relying on the combined nationwide network of the three organizations.
Forward plans to achieve legal recognition in 15 states by the end of 2022, twice that number in 2023, and in almost all U.S. states by the end of 2024. The tour will culminate in a national convention in Summer 2023.
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Organizers said, “Three building blocks will unite our broad coalition and serve as the springboard for the leadership and policymaking by Forward Party leaders: free people; thriving communities; and a vibrant democracy.”
The group has pledged to recruit solutions-oriented candidates to run for office—especially in local, state, and national races where political extremists do not reflect the majority of Americans.
While Forward will not have its own candidates in the 2022 midterm elections, the group announced it will support select candidates in November who stand up for our democracy, even if they come from outside the new party.
The new Forward Party team includes veterans of successful presidential campaigns from both major parties, long-time operatives in the “new politics” space, and democracy reform champions.
The group said, in its inaugural press release, that there will be “exciting announcements in the months to come.”
For more information, visit: www.fwdtogether.org.
ABOUT the three organizations:
The Forward Party was established in 2021 by former U.S. presidential candidate Andrew Yang to fight for the American people with practical, common-sense solutions, alongside leaders of the independent voting movement such as Jackie Salit. While other political parties look to divide America into different camps, the Forward Party aims to bring them together.
The Renew America Movement (RAM) began in 2017 as a Stand Up Republic to encourage people to protect our democracy and put country over party. It later became RAM, led by former GOP officials, including New Jersey Governor Christine Todd-Whitman, Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld, and former members of Congress, national leaders, and cabinet officials, including ex-Trump administration whistleblower Miles Taylor.
The Serve America Movement (SAM Party) was established in 2017 by current and former Democrats, Republicans, and Independents, with a common goal to build a new kind of political party that puts people at the heart of the political process. SAM is led by former U.S. Congressman David Jolly.