We all know our political system is broken.
We need Veterans to help fix it.
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission to mobilize veterans and supporters to advocate for election innovations to make our political system less toxic and more competitive.
— 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
Inspiring and educating one of America’s most-trusted institutions, veterans, to mobilize and advocate for election innovations that will help repair some of America’s least-trusted institutions (the political system and Congress).
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%. *
— Let's take action
How we win
Focused electoral innovations led by state-based coalitions can restore the health of our democracy. Military veterans and their supporters can play a unique and strategic role in realizing these innovations and have a desire to serve and lead their country
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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.