Opinion – Party poopers: Save New York’s small parties
December 16, 2020
From the New York Daily News Editorial Page The case Tuesday before the Manhattan federal Court of Appeals got to the constitutional que...
After leaving GOP, David Jolly weighs his political future in Florida as an independent
December 6, 2020
There’s no cell phone service in the central Pennsylvania mountains where David Jolly is waiting out the pandemic with his young family. ...
CAPITOL WATCH POLITICS Newtown attorney Monte Frank succeeds the late Oz Griebel at election reform movement; group endorses two Connecticut Republicans, two Democrats
October 14, 2020
HARTFORD — A nonpartisan election-reform group has endorsed four candidates for the Connecticut state legislature, including two Republic...
A Message from SAM
June 5, 2020
At SAM we join the call of the nation for justice - and for reform. We also know that we each have a duty to do our part. 100% of the SAM...
David Jolly named executive chairman of Serve America Movement
May 11, 2020
Former Republican U.S. Rep. David Jolly was named executive chairman of the Serve America Movement, an organization that is act...
WATCH: Oz Griebel on “open” primaries, ranked-choice voting, and election reform
January 21, 2020
WATCH Fox 61's interview with SAM CT Task Force Chair, Oz Griebel Former leader of the Metro-Hartford Alliance, and former candidate f...
SAM-NY Sues Cuomo, Legislators, and NYS Board of Election Over Ballot Access Law
January 14, 2020
Contact: Dan Murphy, SAM-NY Communications, (914) 714-4370 The SAM Party of New York (“SAM”) sued Governor Cuomo, leaders of the New Y...
SAM Candidates Win In New York and Connecticut
November 6, 2019
SAM (the Serve America Movement), a new national party committed to transparency, accountability, fundamental electoral process reform an...
SAM Endorses “Yes” On Question #1 In New York City
November 4, 2019
SAM announces its support for ranked-choice voting and urges voters to vote “Yes” on Question 1 on New York City’s charter referendum on ...
Chesebrough, Urgo endorsed by group supporting unaffiliated candidates
October 31, 2019
An organization that states it is focused on "unrigging" the state’s election system has endorsed unaffilated voter Danielle Chesebrough ...
SAM – formerly the “Serve America Movement” – Endorses Three Candidates in Connecticut’s Municipal Elections
October 31, 2019
October 31, 2019 – SAM announced its endorsements last week of three 2019 Connecticut candidates for municipal office: Danielle Chesebrou...
Letter: Chesebrough represents a new kind of leader
October 25, 2019
As a newly registered, unaffiliated voter in Connecticut, I will cast my vote on election day for Danielle Chesebrough for first selectma...
New Yorkers Leave Party Boss Behind To Support SAM Candidate
August 28, 2019
The Daily Freeman reports that even elected officials in New York are leaving their entrenched parties behind to support SAM candidates: ...
Opinion: SAM New York Chairman Pushes For Open Primaries
July 15, 2019
In an op-ed in the Gotham Gazette, SAM Party of New York Chairman Michael Volpe describes why open primaries are desperately needed in Ne...
It’s time to break up the two-party monopoly
June 12, 2019
Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes recently wrote an opinion in the New York Times calling for the break up of the social media giant argui...
Our Statement on Howard Schultz Exploring a 2020 Presidential Bid
January 27, 2019
The SAM Party welcomes Howard Schultz’s announcement that he is exploring becoming a candidate for the 2020 presidential campaign as an i...
Shutdown for What?
January 10, 2019
These days, our political reality can feel like an out-of-control episode of Veep. One comically extreme solution after the next — from b...
Out With The Old, In With The Bold
August 29, 2018
This is a story as old as America itself — one rooted in our quest for excellence and guided by our unconquerable spirit of innovation. H...
Proof: The System is Rigged
August 3, 2018
More Americans than at any point in the past three decades say they’re independent. That number is somewhere between 40% and 43%, dependi...
61% of Americans Want to See a New Political Party. Where is it?
July 22, 2018
In theory, we choose politicians to make laws that we approve of. But our system hasn’t worked like that for a long time. Today, politici...
How To Throw A Wrench Into A Rigged System
July 20, 2018
Have you heard the news out of New York? There’s a pretty bold woman taking a stand against the broken, two-party system perpetuating our...
One Swampy Thing Both Parties Agree On
July 11, 2018
There are more things wrong with our politics than we could list in a blog post (honestly, more like 100 blog posts). But one of them see...
Monster Maps: Why Your Vote Doesn’t Count
June 25, 2018
We’ve all either said it or heard it: “My vote doesn’t count.” The bad news is, for a majority of voters, that’s not far from the truth ...
June 21, 2018
SAM, is building a new political party for a new American majority. We’re proud to serve on SAM’s Board of Directors as we start the proc...
Our Inexcusable Political Discourse
May 1, 2018
American politics is no stranger to tough rhetoric, smearing opponents or ideologically-driven media outlets dueling one another in publi...
Civil Discourse in Glenwood Springs
April 20, 2018
Last week, Independent voters in Colorado met in Glenwood Springs to talk about their goals, strategy, and support for Independent candid...
Kansas College Campuses: A Glimpse of the Future
April 18, 2018
Over the month of March, SAM hit the paved paths of colleges up and down Kansas for some facetime with students—aka the future voters of ...
Have a Beer With Me
April 12, 2018
Or coffee. or a soda. you get the point—it doesn’t matter, just sit here and let’s talk for a few minutes. At the end of Reed Galen’s pi...
A Return to Servitude
April 2, 2018
I am a product of my heritage. German and Irish ancestry that settled in the Midwest and produced generations of hard working men and wo...
Starting the Conversation: Today’s Youth in Civics
March 26, 2018
It’s an interesting time to be young. More so than any other generation, the youth of the 21st century are a generation often talked abou...
Millennials, It’s Our Time
March 22, 2018
This is a long post, if you would like, you can skip to TL;DR for a summary. Have you heard? Millennials have broken the world. Over th...
Parkland: Why a New Party is Necessary
March 20, 2018
Long before the Parkland massacre most Americans agreed that mass shootings were intolerably frequent. After Parkland the sentiment has r...
Help Atlanta Voters
March 15, 2018
It’s an election year in the US, and that means that the Republicans and Democrats will spend millions of dollars trying to convince you—...
An Evening With David Brooks: Human-Centered Politics In Action
March 12, 2018
On February 22, we hosted an event with New York Times op-ed columnist, author, renowned speaker, and political thinker, David Brooks. He...
International Women’s Day: The Time is Now
March 7, 2018
Like almost every woman I know, I am someone that wears many hats. I am a mom to my four children (ages 11, 9, 7 and 5) and a wife to my ...
Solutions and Progress
March 5, 2018
It is time to serve America first and put people before party. Last fall I gave serious consideration to running for Congress when Rep. ...
Only YOU Can Change Politics
March 5, 2018
There’s a lot going on in America today. Massive division and distrust in our national conversation. A technological revolution that man...
Black History Month: Our Past, Our Present, Our Future
February 19, 2018
The United States is a land of immigrants and refugees. It is also home to the descendants of slaves who endured centuries of inhumane p...
February 9, 2018
Millennials—the demographic cohort that follows Generation X, preceded by the Baby Boomer generation before them—now represent the bigges...
Unrigging the System: One Conversation at a Time
February 6, 2018
A Recap of the Unrig the System Summit I had the pleasure of attending the Unrig the System Summit in New Orleans this past weekend. The...
January 23, 2018
Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. These words serve as a foundation of the American republic. For a great many people at the ti...
Take Our Survey!
January 18, 2018
In case you hadn't heard, we are currently on the ground in Kansas as part of our People Up Platform. The reasons we are starting in Kan...
Our Survey, by the Numbers
January 16, 2018
By the end of January, SAM will have completed 1,000 door-to-door surveys in Kansas and 7,000 via email. Why do these numbers matter? O...
On Canvassing Kansas
January 11, 2018
We’re in Kansas right now. With the sole purpose of hearing from you, the people. “Why Kansas?” You might ask. First, and most important...
The People Are Speaking About American Politics (and They’re Not Happy)
January 9, 2018
November 2016 saw the two most unpopular major-party nominees in American political history face off for the presidency. By the time Amer...
January 4, 2018
Hello, Kansas. SAM is coming to visit! In case you don’t know us yet, we are SAM. A political organization forging a new path to provide ...
SAM Welcomes Our New Field Director, Zach Colby!
January 3, 2018
To say that SAM's mission, and what we intend to achieve, are a challenge would be putting it quite lightly. There is no hyperbole when w...
A New Year, A New Path, A New Home
January 2, 2018
As 2018 dawns, it’s time to admit the obvious: the American political system no longer serves the people; it serves special interests, th...
Featured Leader – Kristin Gray
December 20, 2017
This months' featured SAM Leader is Kristin Gray, for the dedication and service she's already shown on behalf of the Movement! Below is ...
In the Arena
November 18, 2017
Twelve years ago, I made a life-changing decision to pursue the near impossible. At the time, I had served four years as a White House st...
A Beacon To A New Generation Of Leaders
May 16, 2017
It was the evening of September 7, 1967. A skinny 17 year old boy with curly hair was sitting with his best friend at the table in his fa...
For Love of Country
May 14, 2017
I was born in Connecticut, to Lebanese parents who had left Beirut and were looking for a new place to call home. They had no intention o...
An Example For My Kids
May 8, 2017
I grew up in Melvin Village, New Hampshire, a town whose population in the most recent census was 241 people. Thirty minutes from a groce...
The Courage to be Corrigible
April 28, 2017
I am proud of something that is both very difficult to do, and critical to the success and flourishing of a democracy like ours. I have c...
Service on Many Levels
April 24, 2017
Among my earliest memories are the many times my brothers and I were in the back seat of the car while my mother drove Margaret to the lo...
The Right to Matter
April 21, 2017
I was introduced to SAM by my younger brother. He is a founding member and we are extremely close. He asked me to take a look and I...
We Must All Give Back
April 9, 2017
I’m one of the lucky ones. I grew up in an upper-middle-class town on Long Island, attended a highly ranked public school, and will soon ...
Boomers, Wake Up!
April 4, 2017
They won’t let us geezers watch cable news on the TVs at the gym anymore. Too many fights are breaking out. In full disclosure, I am a Ba...
Rise Up Together
April 1, 2017
My grandparents fled Cuba in 1961 when Castro’s dictatorship took hold of their beloved island. Even as 80 year-olds, they recalled vivid...
Let’s Have Facts, not Fiefdoms
March 28, 2017
Politicians have divided Americans into polar opposite fiefdoms to make their jobs and being reelected easier. As a result, not many peop...
Thoughts From the Heartland
March 21, 2017
On May 4, 1970, a sixteen year old (intellectually sophisticated by Clyde, Ohio standards, but pathetically naïve) froze in horror as she...