Maryland Forward Party

Our Values

3 Core Pillars



  Free People

  • All people have a right to reach their highest level of potential, and where barriers exist, it’s our responsibility to help remove them.


 Thriving Communities

  • Our neighborhoods should be safe, highly educated, and building from a self sustaining vibrant economy.


  Vibrant Democracy

  • All voices wanting to participate in our political process, should have an opportunity to be heard.




Diverse Thinking Isn't Just Welcome, It's Required

  • The Forward Party will welcome new ideas and fearless conversations around the issues of the day. We won’t silence debate or refuse to adapt to the modern world.

Bottom-Up, Not Top Down

  • The Forward Party will empower leaders to find solutions that work in their communities. We won’t dictate a rigid, top down policy platform and expect it to work for all Americans.

Come as you are — Left, Right, or Center

  • The Forward Party will create a political home for everyone willing to set aside the partisan extremes and find practical ways to make this country better. We won’t be checking IDs to see if people are Democrats, Republicans, or Independents.

More Listening, Less Talking

  • The Forward Party will ask you what we can do for your community. We will not ask what your community can do for us.

Work Together, Not Against

  • The Forward Party will strive for collaborative solutions, make sure they work, and try something else if they don’t. We won’t ignore problems so that we can use them to drive wedges between Americans; nothing gets done when opposing views are treated like enemy positions.

Grace and Tolerance

  • The Forward Party will approach each other with grace and tolerance, finding ways to pick people back up rather than knock them down. We won’t cancel people or cast them out of the party for not falling in line.


Our values are codified in our Candidate Pledge, which we use to hold ourselves and our affiliate candidates/elected officials accountable.


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