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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:

Jeff Moretz
Closed primaries serve to further entrench unresponsive party bureaucracies that are less effective at working across political classifications to achieve real, substantive, and highly desirable positive results. Open primaries more effectively engage voters by allowing them to get involved in the electoral process whenever and wherever they find the energy and capability to initiate such positive change.
Paul Johnson
We need the best ideas, policies and candidates to rise to the fore. Open Primaries helps to achieve that goal.
Match Zimmerman
It is vital that our country has more than two parties and the first step to getting there is to encourage voters to register as independent. This is much more enticing for voters if they have the ability to vote in primaries.
Sherry York
I believe this is a civil rights issue, that disenfranchises over three million Floridians.
David Moore
12 out of 50 closed primary states can’t be democratic. Small d of course
Mike Bennett
As a former State Senator in Florida, and a current Supervisor of Elections in Manatee County Florida, I can assure you that the number one complaint we get from independent registered voters is that they are left out. As the percent of NPA grows, I am interested in fairness
Ed Felstein
Partisanship is tearing the country apart, and Independents/Centrists are being left out in the cold. Open primaries are the way for us to finally have a voice.
Beulah Farquharson
it is long overdue in Florida and the Country
Lawrence Silver
Politics has turned into a sporting event. The Red Team and The Blue Team. Blind allegiance just because it’s my team! Americans have a sports mentality so they should like a playoff system which is more democratic.
Michele Kosyjana
I want to vote without having to choose a party affiliation
Jennifer Jones
I feel closed primaries hinder my right to vote by making me choose a party that I may not identify with. If someone is elected to represent ME, I have the right to vote for/against THEM. Regardless of party.
Lauren Preller
Closed primaries blatantly suppress unaffiliated and independent voters. As an independent, my taxes subsidise private clubs in a state election where I am NOT allowed to vote.
Sita Khalsa
Open primaries are far more democratic and just. Partisan politics is feeling more corrupt here than ever. The two party system is not working for the people, it’s working for the parties. All should be able to vote in the primaries regardless of party affiliation or non-affiliation. I want to vote on the issues, not the party.
Chadwick Gaff
I want to vote.
Paula Ryan
My Country, State, City and My Family is more important than any Party.
Lauren Stanley
I think that Americans should have the right to give their opinion. Especially, in the initial stages of process. Your party should not limit the choices given to you.
Eric Tucker
The more ideologically rigid “party-base” voters believe they know better (they seldom do) and that it is their perogative to dominate party agendas/platforms and determine candidates. They accomplish this to some degree by keeping parties closed to independents, and also by disproportionately participating in primaries and caucuses. I support the efforts of Open Primaries. Until they succeed, though I encourage voters to register for a party when required so their voices can be heard in primaries and caucuses for both congressional and presidential elections.
Leo Migliaccio
I wish to not affiliate with a particular party and the ideology it may endorse, but to vote on immediate matters and the corrective decisions that are put forth by individuals.
Linda Hebb
Bonnie Marsh
Our democracy needs to be more open in many ways, primaries, voting, funding, advocacy, auditing, maintaining rights.
Ellen Byrne
I registered to vote when I was 18 in 1983. I liked some Republican views and some Democratic views so I registered Independent. I wasn’t very knowledgeable of how the government was run but what I do know now is that Republicans and Democrats have further polarized right and left during the years. Nothing gets done and laws passed are sketchy instead of compromised and I have no say. I haven’t voted for the best Presidential Candidate in the past 20 years but instead, the lesser of two evils chosen by people who are just as polarized as their elected candidate. Instead of debates going on in Congress, their is name calling and aggressive speach and body language. But this past Presidential election was the last straw. People voted in a bully who knows nothing about running the country and fires anyone who contridicts him. I don’t believe that this would have happened if Independents were given more say in elections as is our constitutional right instead of being snuffed by both Republicans and Democrats who don’t want to share the power they have with a party willing to compromise.
Jennifer Bullock
voting rights for all!!!
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.