Veterans for Political Innovation
State Leaders are on-the-ground advocates for election innovations in their home states. The situation on the ground is different in each state. For example, some innovations happen in the state legislatures while other changes can happen at the ballot box.
"I was a professional organizer for the Democrat Party from 2008-2018 when I began prepping my own race for Congress for 2020. (Michigan 3rd Congressional as a Democrat) I ended up endorsing the Republican candidate Peter Meijer instead of my own party's candidate because I knew he was the better choice, and the more honorable candidate, someone I WOULD follow into battle because of their leadership. I watched the party I worked for and gave years to destroy a good man with integrity by spending half a million dollars in an uncontested primary for her to promote a MAGA candidate over him because they knew she'd never win up against him again. We already have open primaries in Michigan, so the next step is Rank Choice or implementing Final Five. Too many GREAT candidates in Michigan haven't made it to a general election because of how our primaries are set up and it's a shame."
Amanda Le'Anne Brunzell
U.S. Navy Veteran