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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 build and mobilize a community of military veterans to advocate for election innovations that unlock competition, make our politics less toxic and our government more effective.

Our Initiatives

We are focused on implementing specific election innovations across the country.


Open Primaries

All candidates run on one combined ballot, regardless of party affiliation

Voting Innovations

Instant Runoff Voting or Approval Voting


Top Four or Final Five Voting

The Idea

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).


The military veteran population is a cross-section of American society, and military veterans and supporters know how to leverage individual differences to accomplish a mission.

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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



Help us build a better political system

Invest in veterans to continue their service to restore our democracy.

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Upcoming Events

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Partner Events

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2023 Memorial Day Ruck March

May 28, 11:00 AM EDT

195 Cadman Plaza W, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

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Listen to the VPI podcast

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.

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