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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.

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Endorsements:

Ron unger
It will help break the chokehold that the two big-moneyed political parties have on our democracy.
Tami Shakespeare
I agree/disagree with some of what each party is saying and want my vote to have more of a say.
Katey Gerken
In specific party dominated states, not all voices are truly represented. This seems to push the lines as another form of voter suppression.
Katey Gerken
In specific party dominated states, not all voices are truly represented. This seems to push the lines as another form of voter suppression.
James Beshires
I believe open Primaries along with universal classification of voters as Independent will make gerrymandering obsolete.
Julie Hower
I want the Freedom to pick the best condidate, and have FULL access to the ballot. Also I want privacy when I vote. When I have to choose a party just to exercise my right to vote it feels invasive.
Nathan Feinberg
Without primaries our elections would be totally dominated by the leadership of the two major parties. This means primaries are an integral part of the US electoral system. Barring independents from voting is unjust and undemocratic.
Ziheng Fang
It shouldn’t be about party, it should be about the candidate that has the best policies for our country. Coming from someone who definitely leans one way politically, political parties are in the way for many of our voices to be heard.
randy ohler
I am tired of not being allowed to vote simply because I don’t want to choose a party! I have been independent my whole life. I therefore get no voice! Why don’t I get to participate? EVEN Puerto Rico citizens get to vote in Presidential Primaries, yet, I do not!??
Talya Lubit
I’m sick of seeing good candidates lose because the people cannot vote, and I’m sick of the two party system.
Chris Mullins
The state of Kentucky desperately needs to get rid of the current primary system and allow all voters to be heard!
Tracy Arcure
all votes need to be counted. one should vote whom they want, not just a choice of Democrat or Republican
lee bailey
Because tax payer money should not be used to pay for a corporate selection process (DNC/RNC). Either they pay for their own primaries, or EVERYONE gets to vote in theirs.
Andrea Trust
The system is rigged. Open Primaries would help to get real candidates into the General Election ballots. It’s about time.
Terri Barmore
True democracy does not allow for only ‘certain’ individuals to partake in government. True democracy lets the all voting people decide who will represent them, not just the ones that kiss the rings of bulti-billionaires dictating, according to the whims of those donors, how you will be required to live your life.
Celeste Leibowitz
Everyone should have the right to vote in primary elections. Otherwise the general election is by definition undemocratic.
Ben Pittman Pittman
I WANT TO SEE MY STATE CHANGE PRIMARY POLICY.
April Chick
Competition is good for a healthy Democracy. Open Primaries give millions of disenfranchised independent voters back their voices… No taxation without representation!
April Chick
Competition is good for a healthy Democracy. Open Primaries give millions of disenfranchised independent voters back their voices… No taxation without representation!
April Chick
Competition is good for a healthy Democracy. Open Primaries give millions of disenfranchised independent voters back their voices… No taxation without representation!
April Chick
Competition is good for a healthy Democracy. Open Primaries give millions of disenfranchised independent voters back their voices… No taxation without representation!
Matt Thurmond
I support more open political competition so the candidate that appeals to the most voters wins. As an independent, I also want to be able to vote in a primary system that $400 million+ of my tax dollars fund.
Josh Ondich
As a person who has been involved in local and state politics, I understand the need for open primaries in both major parties regardless of partisan office to give everyone a voice in the say of party nominee and candidates in the general election. I endorse open primaries as a method to reform our electoral process to give everyone a level playing field during election season. We currently have a political process that is tainted by big money special interests down to the muncipial level due to Citizens United vs. FEC. Open Primaries is just one step in the right direction to advancing open elections for everyone, not the big money interests and the party establishment
Lynn Dostal
So I vote for the best candidate even when my party does not have a candidate. Opposition candidates have to consider my views.
Thalia Thrall
As an independent in NYC, I am denied access to vote in primaries.