Rep. John Delaney writes an Op-Ed in the Washington Post - Open Primaries
Blog Background

The Latest from the Movement

Posted by A B on September 26, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Rep. John Delaney writes an Op-Ed in the Washington Post

Rep. John Delaney (D - MD 6th) wrote an Op-Ed in the Washington Post, regarding his sponsorship of the Open Our Democracy Act, which would mandate open primaries for House elections, make election day the equivalent of a federal holiday and reform national redistricting. Rep. Delaney argued that now is the time for open primaries because “around the country, we select candidates using a partisan primary filter, then act surprised when the huge portion of the electorate that isn’t ideological is unhappy with its general-election options.” The Independent Voter Network, who recently interviewed Rep. Delaney, praised his efforts as “a symphony to independents’ ears and a cacophony to entrenched partisan operatives.”

To read Delaney’s editorial, click here. To read Delaney’s interview with the Independent Voter Network, click here


Be the first to comment