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Endorse Open Primaries

Partisan politics is not working for the American people. Congress has an abysmal approval rating and cannot legislate, much less innovate. We need new ways to conduct our political and civic life, but the political parties continue to assert their control over our voting and governing processes. The parties view gridlock as the solution, not the problem!

Endorse the open primaries movement and be a part of a growing coalition of diverse Americans working to educate and organize voters in all 50 states.

Fill out the form below to endorse Open Primaries:

Endorsements:

Gene Kzr
I endorse Open Primaries because it fights for the people and for making the primaries open. It is real terrible here with that here in NYS.
Tanya Boozer
I am an indendent voter who has been fighting for this for years and want to see the 2-party system taken down!
Kathren Rodriguez
one person-one vote…regardless of party affiliation
Lisa Parks
The 2-party system is broken
Terry Trescott
Always being a registered Independent affiliation voter, I have found it very frustrating when it comes to “primaries”. Why should I have to change my affiliation to vote in a primary? Where is the logical reason? Citizenship, not political party, is the only qualification needed to vote. A citizen is allowed to vote for whomever they would like to see in office, in any regard and whatever party as per our Constitution, and should not be constrained to vote for whoever ends up at the top of the flotsam from any primary…with no choice in creating who ends up there.
Laurie Tuttell
EVERYONE should be able to vote!!
Vanessa Levesque
Independents make up the majority of this country now. If the Democrats want an accurate picture of who the best candidate is, they should allow independents to vote. I am an independent and felt it was ridiculous that I needed to change to Democrat to vote. Not everyone is going to bother, and you will be guessing at how they will vote in the election. It’s ridiculous.
Michael McGillivray
Open primaries and ending gerrymandering are both critical to fixing our demonstrably failing political system, which now is a haven for crony capitalism.
Carrie Staton
We need to restore and strengthen our democracy.
Carrie Staton
We need to restore and strengthen our democracy.
Nina Ramos
We need honest elections, which we don’t have now.
Alisha Franklin
Democratic elections means that the people get to choose who they vote from regardless of their political party affiliations. With open elections, we the people, choose who will run for President instead of the political parties choosing for us.
Mike Huber
My wife and I have given up our ‘right’ to vote in primaries in Maryland, to avoid the volume of political cruft one has to endure when registered for a party. I also don’t identify as a Democrat or a Republican.

I’ve been a proponent to run-off or two-round elections for many years and believe switching to this system for all elections will remove a practice that disenfranchises many voters and will reduce the affect of two largest political parties on the future of our Nation.
Rebecca Young-Jones
We need to deconstruct the Electoral College and bring fair voting rights and open elections to America
John Eldon
We The People, not the two major political parties, should be choosing our leaders. At least this is what our founders envisioned. The parties have become so polarized that the plurality of Americans in or near the political center do not feel they have a comfortable home within either.

Citizenship, not membership in a political party, is the sole Constitutional qualification for eligibility to cast a ballot, and this is as true of primary elections as it is of general/runoff elections.

I am fortunate to live in a state which currently has open primary elections, which have been functioning beautifully for several years. Now I need the right to vote for any candidate in the Presidential primaries to make my freedom complete.
Margarita Mercure Hibbs
Here in Torrance County, New Mexico, we are proud that one of our local community leaders, Peter Nieto from Mountainair, NM already serves on your NM board. Keep up the good work. This issue will succeed with more knowledge by the people. Because of Peter’s involvement, Torrance County Democratic Party Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/TorranceCountyDemocraticParty has been sharing your postings throughout this past year and we will continue to support your efforts.
Ronald O
I didn’t get to vote in the last primary and it pissed me off just because I am an independent..
Laura Bergquist
The overwhelming majority of American voters are not affiliated with “either” party; they are Independent! All Americans should have a voice in choosing the candidates; Especially The Majority!! EVERYONE: small, grassroots and/or disenfranchised organizations & voters deserves REAL CHOICES!! This has never been as glaringly apparent as it was during the recent primaries & general election!! #FixTheSystem!! #TheTimeForChangeIsNOW!! #OfByAndForThePeople!! 🇺🇸
Michael Probst
I am a registered Independent and my voice doesn’t count when the vote actually counts. Selecting people for election should not be owned by the parties but by the people. In an age when corporations are counted as people it is more important than ever for “real” people to count.
Lisa-Jo Warren
The 2 party system has held the duopoly for far to long. We demand open primaries and rank choice voting now. We are so done with 2 parties. More than 14 Million have Dem-exit already.
Lisa-Jo Warren
The 2 party system has held the duopoly for far to long. We demand open primaries and rank choice voting now. We are so done with 2 parties. More than 14 Million have Dem-exit already.
Lisa-Jo Warren
The 2 party system has held the duopoly for far to long. We demand open primaries and rank choice voting now. We are so done with 2 parties. More than 14 Million have Dem-exit already.
Barbara Wolfe
Please open primaries are the only way to guarantee that everyone has a voice.
robert capaldi
to return the power to the people!
Ruthann Hurwitz
Every citizen should have the opportunity to vote! No one should be forced to join a party.