“If we don’t fix the political system nothing good will get done.”
— Andrew Yang
The two-party system is not working for the American people. The duopoly is dividing us as a nation, rewarding failure and incompetency. The Forward Party is building a movement across the nation to fix our government and forge a healthy, representative, multi-party democracy that will speak with the voice of America. We need to bring back common sense to government. While it’s easy to think of this as a national problem, the duopoly, or should I say the monopoly locally, is a cause of concern right here in our little Town of Bethlehem.
Our nation is home to 11 million American children living in poverty, violent crime is at the highest level since 2016, and hate crime has reached a decade high according to the FBI. Consumer debt is up $1.9 trillion from 2008 and, while companies are boasting record profits and inflation is at a 40-year high, the federal minimum wage hasn’t seen an increase since 2009. The impact of COVID is still being felt by small businesses and many families are still trying to recover. Add to that the polarization that’s baked into how our political system is designed, and we are experiencing a crisis that needs solutions — fast. I truly believe that we can fix this but we have to be willing to think outside of our comfort zone. We need to be able to listen to and hear one another and come up with solutions that work for people, not the party.
The Forward Party is looking to elect candidates who will pass electoral reforms, including ranked-choice voting and nonpartisan primaries. This is how we will begin to fix our broken system and provide choice and accountability to voters, and elect candidates who are focused on solutions. New York is heavily vested in limiting choice and makes it difficult to start a new political party. However, right now you can register to learn more, become involved in this historical movement, or simply give yourself a dose of hope at forwardparty.com
You can always reach out to me at [email protected].
Interim State Lead