Maryland Forward Party

Pete Oliver-Krueger
Pete Oliver-Krueger

About Pete Oliver-Krueger

I serve as Head of Policy and Priorities for the Maryland Forward Party, and my passion is creating opportunities for listening to real people and crafting practical political solutions. Almost since I became eligible to vote I have struggled to fit in with any party. I have always had friends and family members across the political spectrum – Republican, Democratic, and Independent – and each party has made promises that excited me, only to fall short again and again in implementation. My career, first as a product designer and later as a management consultant, has taught me that while individual decisions can seem easy, it is really hard for groups to get anything done. It requires new ways of thinking, special collaboration techniques, and clear coaching to get the most important things across the finish line. I’m with the Forward Party because the people here are willing to think different, think practical, and get real things done.
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  • rsvped for Frederick In the Streets 2024-06-14 04:56:54 -0400

    Frederick In the Streets

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    Celebrate Frederick history with Maryland Forward!

    Join MD FWD as we celebrate Frederick history at the 2024 Frederick In the Streets festival. We'll be collecting signatures and telling Maryland families about what Forward stands for. Join us for the afternoon or even a few hours.

    Who: Maryland volunteers like you!

    What: Frederick In the Streets festival

    Where: Downtown Frederick, MD

    When: September 14th, 2024 - 11am - 5pm

    For more information on Frederick In the Streets, visit the Celebrate Frederick website.

    WHEN
    September 14, 2024 at 11:00am
    WHERE
    Downtown Frederick
    535 N. Market Street
    Frederick, MD 21701
    United States
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  • rsvped for Montgomery County Pride in the Plaza 2024-06-14 04:55:02 -0400

    Join us for Pride in the Plaza!

    Join us for MoCo's Pride in the Plaza!

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    We will reach 17,000 signatures with your help! 

    Volunteer with us at Montgomery County Pride to help collect petition signatures. This movement is powered entirely by volunteers just like you. Celebrate Pride and support the Forward Party by helping us show the people of Montgomery County that we care about their voice.

    WHO: You! Forward Party volunteers

    WHAT: Collecting signatures & spreading the word about MD FWD

    WHEN: Sunday, June 30, 2024 at 12:00pm

    WHERE: Veterans Plaza - 1 Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring, MD

    WHEN
    June 30, 2024 at 12:00pm
    WHERE
    Veterans Plaza
    1 Veterans Plaza
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
    United States
    Google map and directions
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  • rsvped for Hagerstown Pride 2024 2024-05-20 19:57:15 -0400

    Volunteer at Hagerstown Pride to help collect petition signatures!

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    We will reach 17,000 signatures with your help! 

    Volunteer with us at Hagerstown Pride to help collect petition signatures. We need help both in front of the table to talk with people and behind the table with data entry.

    This movement is powered entirely by volunteers just like you. Celebrate Pride and support the Forward Party by helping us show the people of Hagerstown that we care about their voice.

    WHO: You! Forward Party volunteers

    WHAT: Talking to people OR helping with data entry for petition signatures at Hagerstown Pride.

    WHEN: Saturday, July 13, 2024 at 12:00pm

    WHERE: Doubs Woods Park, Hagerstown, MD

    WHY: To collect signatures to make Forward an officially recognized political party in Maryland, and to let our fellow Marylanders know who we are and what we stand for.

    We will have a table and tent set up at the festivities in Doubs Woods Park. Setup will begin at 11:00am, and the festival goes from noon to 5:00pm. Volunteers are free to stay for either all or part of it. We will do a debrief at the end and perhaps get a drink together at a local establishment.

    Bring your phone, a water bottle, sunscreen, and backup power for your phone. You can pack a lunch if you would like, but we will have snacks and there will also be food vendors at and near the event.

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    Map image courtesy of Google Maps.

    DIRECTIONS: From I-70 westbound, take Exit 29 to MD-65 N (Potomac Street). Drive north, going straight through the intersection with Oak Ridge Drive. The park entrance (shown with the red arrow on the map below) is on the left just after passing E Russell Hicks Middle School.

    PARKING: Parking for Pride vendors and volunteers (us!) is at the park entrance off Potomac Street between E Russell Hicks Middle School and Emma K Doub Elementary.

    WHEN
    July 13, 2024 at 12:00pm
    WHERE
    Doubs Wood Park
    1307 Maryland Ave
    Hagerstown, MD 21740
    United States
    Google map and directions
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  • rsvped for MD Statewide Meeting 2024-05-20 19:56:51 -0400

    MD Statewide Town Hall

    Join our next statewide town hall to make your voice heard and get updates on current activities.

    PLEASE RSVP so we can know who's coming!

    WHEN:  Quarterly on the second Tuesday of the Month - 7:00 pm

    HOW Click Here to Join Google Meeting 

     

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    WHEN
    July 09, 2024 at 7:00pm
    WHERE
    Virtual - Google Meeting
    Google Meet, MD
    United States
    Google map and directions
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  • rsvped for June All-Volunteer Meeting 2024-05-20 19:56:25 -0400

    June All-Volunteer Meeting

    Creating a Forum for MD FWD Volunteers

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    Calling all MD FWD Volunteers - current and future!

    The Maryland forward Party monthly All-Volunteer Meeting is a forum to discuss the ideas and interests of our volunteers. The next meeting of this series has been changed to be on June 25th starting at 7:00pm. We want this to be a dialogue, not a data dump.

    What: June All-Volunteer Monthly Call

    When: June 25th, 2024, 7:00 pm

    Where: Virtual via Google Meet (https://meet.google.com/sdf-jard-zpt)

    WHEN
    June 25, 2024 at 7:00pm
    WHERE
    Virtual - Google Meet
    Virtual, MD 21401
    United States
    Google map and directions
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  • Appointments or Special Elections? There Is a 3rd Option

    Should empty seats be filled by appointments or special elections? We recently held a discussion between elected officials in Maryland which unearthed a poignant debate about this topic. Should people be represented by someone that they didn’t vote for? On the other hand, is the cost and complexity of running a special election worth it? In our discussion, there were good arguments made for and against both sides, but neither was a clear favorite.

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  • published Will RCV Actually Change Anything? in News 2024-01-26 14:02:34 -0500

    Will RCV Actually Change Anything?

    We put this question to elected officials in MD and received a wide range of reactions. One thing was clear, though. Citizens, candidates, election officials, poll workers, Democrats, Republicans, and Independents alike were all struggling with one thing...legitimacy!

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  • signed Petition 2023-06-21 16:44:05 -0400

    Help Us Collect 17,500 signatures

    Petition Drive Instructions

    129 pledges

    Moving Maryland Forward, One Signature At A Time

    In order for the Maryland Forward Party to become official recognized in the state of Maryland, we need to collect signatures from citizen across the state.  

    THIS IS PETITION IS ONLY FOR FWD TO BECOME A RECOGNIZED PARTY!

     

    Important Facts You Should Know

    • Signing our petition DOES NOT CHANGE your voters registration party affiliation.
    • WE WILL NEVER use any information you provide for any solicitation purposes, unless explicitly given permission to do so.
    • All petition documents collected will be submitted to the state board of elections, for counting purposes. 

    It's that simple!

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