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 2024 Olney Days 2024-03-12 19:39:47 -0400

    Party in the park with us at Olney Days!

    Join us for 2024 Olney Days!

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    Maryland Forward Party is proud to be a Silver Sponsor for this year's Olney Days festival. With more than 40 years of history, this year's event will have something for everyone. Bring your shredded paper, exchange used LED light bulbs, catch a movie in the park, and don't forget the fireworks. The full schedule of events can be found here. If you come out to see the excitement, make sure to stop by our booth in the exhibitor section! 

    What: Olney Civic Fund Olney Days Party in the Park (see website for more information about Olney Days)

    When: Saturday, April 27, 2024, 3 - 9pm

    Where: Olney Manor Park (16601 Georgia Avenue, Olney, MD)

    WHEN
    April 27, 2024 at 3:00pm
    WHERE
    Olney Manor Park
    16601 Georgia Avenue
    Olney, MD 20832
    United States
    Google map and directions
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  • rsvped for MD Statewide Meeting 2024-03-12 19:39:38 -0400

    MD Statewide Meeting

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

    PLEASE RSVP so we can know who's coming!

    WHEN:  Second Tuesday of the Month - 7:00 pm

    HOW Click Here to Join Google Meeting 

     

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    WHEN
    May 14, 2024 at 7:00pm
    WHERE
    Virtual - Google Meeting
    Google Meet, MD
    United States
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  • rsvped for April 2024 Book Club 2024-03-12 19:17:28 -0400

    April Book Club - "Our Tribal Future" by David R. Samson

    "Our Tribal Future" by David R. Samson will be our book for April:
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    Let's turn the page together! 

    Buy your copy today and getting ready for an engaging conversation on April 14th, 2024 as we debate it's pros & cons, its ideas, and whatever other topics the book and the author inspire!

    Empower your mind, engage in meaningful dialogue, and help us turn knowledge into action.

    Please RSVP below to receive an invite to the Zoom Meeting and join our next discussion.

    What We're Reading:  Our Tribal Future - by David R. Samson

    When:  April 14th, 7:00 pm

    Where:  Virtual ZOOM Meeting (CLICK HERE TO JOIN MEETING)

    About the Book:
    "What do you think of when you hear the word “tribalism?” For many, it conjures images of bigotry, xenophobia, and sectarian violence. Others may envision their own tribe: family, friends, and the bonds of loyalty that keep them together. Tribalism is one of the most complex and ancient evolutionary forces; it gave us the capacity for cooperation and competition, and allowed us to navigate increasingly complex social landscapes. It is so powerful that it can predict our behavior even better than race, class, gender, or religion. But in our vast modern world, has this blessing become a curse?

    Our Tribal Future explores a central paradox of our species: how altruism, community, kindness, and genocide are all driven by the same core adaptation. Evolutionary anthropologist David R. Samson engages with cutting-edge science and philosophy, as well as his own field research with small-scale societies and wild chimpanzees, to explain the science, ethics, and history of tribalism in compelling and accessible terms.

    This bold and brilliant book reveals provocative truths about our nature. Listeners will discover that tribalism cannot, and should not, be eliminated entirely—to do so would be to destroy what makes us human. But is it possible to channel the best of this instinct to enrich our lives while containing the worst of its dangers?"

    WHEN
    April 14, 2024 at 7:00pm
    WHERE
    Virtual - Zoom Meeting
    Virtual, MD 21401
    United States
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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

    116 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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