National Reformers Form Association to Challenge Two-Party Duopoly
Group of leading nonpartisan reformers to share resources, establish common objectives, and promote general efforts to provide more choice to voters and better representation to every citizen of the United States regardless of their party affiliation or non-affiliation.
DENVER, January 22, 2018 (Newswire.com) - The National Association of Nonpartisan Reformers (NANR) announced today its formation, bringing together leading national nonpartisan reform organizations and individuals dedicated to advancing reforms that increase voter participation, electoral competition, and accountability in the political system.
Because the Democratic and Republican parties have created institutional barriers to insulate themselves from these reforms, NANR was formed to facilitate the creation of a sustainable national infrastructure to support efforts that create a more equal playing field for all voters, candidates, and officeholders, regardless of party affiliation or non-affiliation. NANR will bring credibility, awareness and national media focus to state, local and national reform efforts.
Notable founding members include representatives from the Bridge Alliance, Independent Voter Project, the Chamberlain Project, FairVote Action, Open Primaries, the Centrist Project, California Forward, and Let Colorado Vote. Katherine Gehl and Michael Porter, co-authors of the widely praised research study, Why Competition in the Politics Industry is Failing America published by the Harvard Business School, will serve as Honorary Co-Chairs of the Association.
Association members have led successful statewide election reforms — including open primaries in Colorado, nonpartisan primaries and independent redistricting in California, and Ranked Choice Voting in Maine — and they can provide a trusted network of experienced political advisers, vendors, attorneys, academics, and other experts to similar reform efforts across the country.
From the NANR preamble: “We further recognize that the remedy to our unrepresentative and unresponsive government is to credibly challenge the institutionalized advantages that transfer control of the electoral process from the people to the leadership of the Democratic and Republican parties, and we resolve to mount that challenge.”
The Association is headquartered in Denver, Colorado and can be found online at: nonpartisanreformers.org.
Source: National Association of Nonpartisan Reformers