“Yours is not the task of making your way in the world, but the task of remaking the world which you will find before you.” 

— Franklin D Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States

Our Platform

We're SAM. We're You.

SAM is made up of concerned citizens like you. We’re using human-centered principles in order to create a new political party for those who feel disenfranchised and left behind by the two dominant parties that have all but barred progress in our country. 

WE BELIEVE IN A FEW SIMPLE, BUT POWERFUL IDEAS.

— Putting people before party —

— Inspiring and supporting a new generation of leaders —

​Embracing accountability and transparency 

— Focusing on the problems most important to most Americans 

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Our Platform will lead the way.

The People Up Platform will help SAM understand what Americans believe. We will use the platform to create a new political home for those voters who feel left out or left behind by the two-party system. In the process, we will create real, actionable change.

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The People Up Platform is composed of

three crucial pieces:

1. Gather the opinions of the people

We are asking people to take our open-ended 6 question survey to get a better idea of what we should care about and to help our members meet each other, share ideas and form the bonds that are essential to collective action

We want to hear from you—the people—to get your unbiased, opinions on what the most important issues facing the most amount of people right now are. We do this by talking to everyone. We are not tied to a political party and, as such, we want to talk to people from both sides of the aisle, from all walks of life, and from all background, all in hopes of getting real picture of what Americans really care about. 

2. Use technology to analyze and communicate our findings

We are partnering with some of the smartest analysts in the country to help us identify common issues and themes found across our surveys, to figure out what they mean, and how best to communicate our findings to our Leaders, members and voters.

We will leverage technology, social media and our SAM Circles to share what we’ve learned with voters across the country and start the conversations key to helping move American forward.

3. Create an active feedback loop

We keep the conversations going by sharing citizens’ opinions with our members, Leaders and Circles. Once we get people talking, we will be able to recruit, mobilize and organize local SAM groups.

 

 

SAM Resources

Below are some resources that describe SAM’s vision, plan, and election reform ideas.

SAM's Vision & Plan

Learn more about the future SAM is trying to create and how we plan on doing it.

SAM's Election Reform Ideas

Read about our ideas on election reform, why we believe they need change, and how we plan on tackling them.

SAM's Plan (Graphic)

A simple to understand graphic that shows how all of the moving pieces within SAM work together.

Or optionally, read our more in-depth version of our reform document.

 

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Your Stories

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Or coffee. or a soda. you get the point—it doesn’t matter, just sit here and let’s talk for a few

Videos

On Tribalism

Once upon a time tribal loyalties turned Beirut, Lebanon’s beautiful, cosmopolitan capital, into an urban wasteland back in the 70’s;

SAM is building a new political party for a new majority. Our goal is to break the self-interested stranglehold of the two entrenched parties and give back power and voice over our future, and our country, to the people.

We can’t do it without you.