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If you care about this country but are turned off by the polarization and dysfunction of our
political system, disappointed by what is happening in Washington and don’t feel
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Raise Your Hand For Democracy!


Most Americans have lost faith

in our polarized and

dysfunctional government




Promote electoral reform and empower and engage all voters




We can’t wait for the political parties, career politicians and entrenched political interests to fix what is wrong.



Six Things You Need to Know


  • There are more Independents in this country than either Democrats or Republicans. “Unaffiliated” is by far the fastest growing group of voters – more than 40 percent of the electorate – but they are almost totally unrepresented in government.
  • Most Americans don’t really think of themselves as either Republicans or Democrats - they have a mix of liberal and conservative views on things like immigration, government spending, education, economic and health care policies.
  • Millions of Independent voters are unfairly disenfranchised and not permitted to vote in primary elections in half the states in the country because they are not registered as Republicans or Democrats
  • The 2014 midterm election had the lowest turnout since 1942, with more than 144 million eligible voters not casting a ballot.
  • Most legislative districts are drawn in back room deals by the politicians who benefit from the non-competitive, gerrymandered districts they are creating and the public has almost no input or impact on the process.
  • In 2014 there were 69 House races where candidates ran uncontested by a major party challenger – and there were many more where incumbents faced only token opposition.

More Independents Than

Democrats or Republicans

Published in The Wall Street Journal

April 9, 2015

Written By Linda Killian


A Pew Research Center survey based on more than 25,000 interviews confirms a trend years in the making: More people consider themselves politically independent than identify with the Republican or Democratic parties.


From 1940 through 1990, more Americans were Democrats than Republicans. About 25 years ago, the number of independent or unaffiliated voters began to increase.

In 1991, for the first time in modern history, more Americans identified as independents than Republicans or Democrats. In 1992, the year that Ross Perot first ran for president, 36% of Americans were independents. According to Pew, the share of independents has reached 39%; recent Gallup polling puts the figure at 43%. Both figures are record highs.


In many states, independent or unaffiliated is the fastest-growing designation for voter registration. This disaffiliation is a conscious choice and reflects Americans’ dissatisfaction with political leaders, the two major parties, and the political system’s dysfunction and polarization.


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Can the States Save American Democracy?

Published in The New York Times

August 20, 2016

Written By Hedrick Smith


In this tumultuous election year, little attention has focused on the groundswell of support for political reform across grass-roots America. Beyond Bernie Sanders’s call for a political revolution, a broad array of state-level citizen movements are pressing for reforms against Citizens United, gerrymandering and campaign megadonors to give average voters more voice, make elections more competitive, and ease gridlock in Congress.


This populist backlash is in reaction to two monumental developments in 2010: the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling authorizing unlimited corporate campaign donations, and a Republican strategy to rig congressional districts. Together, they have changed the dynamics of American politics.


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