— Our Initiatives
We are focused on implementing specific election innovations across the country.
All candidates run on one combined ballot, regardless of party affiliation
Ranked-Choice Voting or Approval Voting
Top Four or Final Five Voting
of Veterans self identify as independent or unaffiliated voters.
of Veterans work in public service or with charitable organizations compared to 22% of non-veterans.
Veterans are still trusted in our communities.
— Why Veterans?
Here are a few reasons why Veterans lead
America is Failing
Partisan polarization in Congress is at its highest levels in more than 100 years. *
The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index ranked the United States’ democracy 25th in the world, labeling our Nation a flawed democracy. *
The 116th Congress had a near record-low 15% approval rating, yet 95% of its members were re-elected in the last election. *
Public trust reached a three-decade high shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but declined quickly thereafter. Since 2007, the share saying they can trust the government always or most of the time has not surpassed 30%. *
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Wisconsin is a state well-known for its leadership in political innovation. In the spirit of Fighting Bob La Follette, our leaders in Wisconsin started a podcast to build community and learn from others in the movement.