Maryland Forward Party

Vibrant Democracy

Reform our republic to give Americans more choices in elections, more confidence in a government that works, and more say in our future.


New and different ideas, perspectives, people, and cultures are good for everyone.

We need vibrant democracy that:

1. Develops a culture of humility in public discourse that celebrates deliberation, difference, and discovery.
2. Encourages and ensures a commitment to pluralism that inspires the creativity and openness necessary to discover better ideas.
3. Supports and participates in a vibrant, healthy public sphere.

Ranked Choice Voting, Approval Voting and Star Voting all support a vibrant democracy that allows voters to "vote their conscience" instead of worrying about the "spoiler effect". The current voting environment in Maryland means that we often end up voting for the "lesser of two evils" instead of our desired choices - this is unacceptable and should change to allow all our preferences to be heard and counted.



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