September 29, 2022

Tired of the Dems and the GOP? There’s a new political party in town

If you’ve had enough of the same old song and dance between Democrats and Republicans, there’s a new national political party that aims to “unite Americans and strengthen our democracy.”

The new correspondent is called Transfer. It was formed by three distinct groups of Republicans, Democrats and Independents “who want to move beyond the age of division and idle politicians – so that our government can start working again.”

The party will initially be co-chaired by former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang and former Republican New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman, according to Reuters.

In a Washington Post op-ed, Yang and Whitman say political extremism is tearing the country apart, “and the two major parties have failed to address the crisis.”

“If nothing is done, the United States will not reach its 300th anniversary this century in recognizable form. That is why we are coming together – Democrats, Republicans and Independents – to build a new, unifying political party for the majority Americans who want to overcome divisions and reject extremism,” they wrote.

The party claims that three building blocks serve as the springboard for its leadership and policy-making: free people; thriving communities; and a vibrant democracy.

While Forward will not have its own candidates in the 2022 midterm elections, the group has pledged to support select candidates in November who stand up for democracy, even if they come from outside the party.

Party advisers include former U.S. presidential candidates, members of Congress, governors, cabinet members, veterans of successful presidential campaigns from both major parties, longtime operatives of the “New Politics and champions of democratic reform, in addition to thousands of volunteers in all 50 states, according to an announcement.

“The Forward Party will stand for action, not division. That means rejecting political extremes and working together to take real action on every issue important to the unrepresented majority in American politics. We have no illusions about the mission difficult times ahead, but we are moving forward with the passion, optimism and urgency this moment demands,” the statement said.

The Forward Party is launching a nationwide tour this fall to hear from voters and begin laying the groundwork for expanded party registration and state-by-state voting access, culminating in a national convention next summer.

The party plans to gain legal recognition in 15 states by the end of 2022, double that in 2023, and in nearly every US state by the end of 2024.