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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:

Jaison Cook
Open Primaries are the only way to claim anything near a true democratic republic. It is the first step in a long way there, but it IS the first step.
Lorrena Kirkwood
It’s a violation of Civil Rights to not allow an individual to vote! As tax paying citizens that is a duty. Every American should be allowed to vote based on their beliefs for a candidate that will do the right thing, not based on if you’re a democrat or republican.
Lorrena Kirkwood
It’s a violation of Civil Rights to not allow an individual to vote! As tax paying citizens that is a duty. Every American should be allowed to vote based on their beliefs for a candidate that will do the right thing, not based on if you’re a democrat or republican.
Kim McNair
I should be able to cast my vote as a tax paying citizen.
Julie Rosenthal
I registered as Independent on my voters’ registration when I first moved to Florida 30+ years ago, not knowing I would be precluded from so many elections. I hope your efforts are successful! I would be so glad if I could vote for any candidate in any election in Florida, based on the candidate’s qualifications and regardless of the candidate’s party affiliation.
Chastity Harnage
I’m a registered independent and my vote should count for all elections. I should not have to register as a Democrat or republican so that I may vote.
Michelle Sardinas
I am registered as an independent and I feel like my vote doesnt count and doesnt matter in primaries. Even if my party has no candidate I should still be allowed to vote for one that I think has my closest interests. I think all votes should count always, no matter the affiliation. Its voter discrimination.
Damiano Camporeale
I’m in Independent based in Brooklyn, NY. I was a Democrat for years, but came to realize that the party system is antiquated and encourages partisan politicians who have the interests of their own party over the people they represent. This is the United States and what unites us is our ability to have our individual beliefs without blind capitulation. Independents represent this more than any existing party.
Ken Stauder
The two party system and forced voting party requirement law needs to be revoked! I am not a republican or a democrat I’m a US Citizen a Patriot and served in the Air Force for 5 years. The two party system sets up a battle that needs to be removed at its roots. Our politions are should to be going to work to get work issues fixed, not to be fighting against one another. If it were one party we could all vote our mind and for the people and issues we believe in not directed to. The system is deeply flawed.
Sandra Cooper
Closed primaries are nothing more than a form of voter suppression. Americans are increasingly becoming disillusioned by our two-party system, and many are registering as Independent or NPA in increasing numbers. My reasoning behind my choice of being a registered NPA is the fact that I do not vote based on party affiliation. I vote based on the issues that each candidate stands for, what most aligns with my views, and who is best qualified for office.
Joyce Abrams
I feel like regardless of what my political affiliation is, I should be able to vote for who I want. Politics should be about people, not parties! I do feel like I should be limited to who I can vote for. I like/dislike the positions of each party. I should be able to have the chance to have my say.
annette jaret
I am a registered independent voter and I want to vote in the primaries.
Heather Oliveira
Not allowing people who choose not to pledge an allegiance to a particular political party, the right to have their voices heard is unconstitutional. Ex felons and illegal immigrants are being given the right to vote. But law abiding tax paying citizens are being denied this right because they choose to vote on the issues at hand, rather than the party. It is time all states have open primaries and allow all American voices the right to be heard
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