They are fed up with America’s two-party system and are coming together from across the aisle to start their own party.
Dozens of former Republican and Democrat officials announced this week that there will be a new game in town that could appeal to millions of voters.
They are forming a new national political third party for people who are frustrated with the nation’s two-party system.
The new party is going to be called “Forward,” and it will be co-chaired initially by former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang and former GOP governor of New Jersey Christine Todd Whitman.
Yang and Whitman hope that the new party will quickly become a viable alternative to the existing parties that dominate the elections.
Leaders of the new party will host a number of events in two dozen cities across the nation this fall. They will focus on their platform and raise support. Forward will host an official launch in Houston on September 24th. Their first convention will take place in a major U.S. city next summer.
The new party is a merger of three political groups that have come together in recent years. They have cited a Gallup poll that indicated that two-thirds of Americans believe a third party is necessary.
One of the groups in the merger is the Renew America Movement, which was formed in 2021 by dozens of former officials in the Republican administrations of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Donald Trump.
Another group is the Forward Party which was founded by Yang. He left the Democratic Party in 2021 and became independent.
And the third group in the merger is the Serve America Movement, which is a group of Democrats, Republicans, and independents whose executive director is former Republican congressman David Jolly.
The two primary pillars of the platform is to “reinvigorate a fair, flourishing economy” and to “give Americans more choices in elections, more confidence in a government that works, and more say in our future.”