Democrats, Republicans and Independents unite to create a new political party
Three democracy reform groups merge to create United Forward Party, plan rapid expansion ahead of 2023 national convention
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NEW YORK, July 28 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — After working in parallel to strengthen democracy, the Forward Party, the Renew America Movement and the Serve America Movement announced the merger of their three organizations to create the launching pad for a political party transformation. American under one name: Forward.
The merged group – made up of leading National Democrats, Republicans and independents – will build a new kind of political party that represents the interests of the majority of Americans who reject extremism and division. Advanced advisors include former U.S. presidential candidates, members of Congress, governors, cabinet members, entrepreneurs and local leaders, in addition to thousands of volunteers in all 50 states.
The new Forward Party is launching a nationwide building tour this fall to hear from voters and begin laying the groundwork for expanded party registration and ballot access state-by-state, building on the network national combined of the three organizations. Forward plans to achieve legal recognition in 15 states by the end of 2022, double that in 2023, and in nearly every US state by the end of 2024. The tour will conclude with a national convention in the summer. 2023.
Three building blocks will unite our broad coalition and serve as a springboard for leadership and policy-making by Forward Party leaders: free people; thriving communities; and a vibrant democracy.
The group is committed to recruiting solutions-oriented candidates to run for office, especially in local, state and national races where political extremists do not represent the majority of Americans. While Forward will not have its own candidates in the 2022 midterm elections, the group has announced that it will back 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, longtime operatives of the “new politics” and champions of democratic reform. The organization is planning some exciting announcements in the coming months. For more information, visit www.fwdtogether.org.
The party ahead was created in 2021 by former US presidential candidate Andrew Yang to fight for the American people with practical, common-sense solutions, alongside leaders of the independent electoral movement such as Jackie Salit. While other political parties seek to divide America into different camps, the Forward Party aims to bring them together.
The Renew America Movement (RAM) started in 2017 as Stand Up Republic to encourage people to protect our democracy and put country before party. It then 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 including former Trump administration whistleblower Miles Taylor.
The Serve America Movement (SAM Party) was created in 2017 by current and former Democrats, Republicans and Independents, with the common goal of building a new kind of political party that puts citizens at the heart of the political process. SAM is led by former US Congressman David Jolly.
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