That reform might not look the same in all states as there are different election and voting laws in every state. We are working for electoral reform and support the following:
To help achieve this, SAM Rhode Island is hard at work exploring what an open primary system would look like in our state. An open primary election does not require voters to be affiliated with a political party in order to vote for partisan candidates. What that means is in many states with closed primaries, including Rhode Island, only those affiliated with the two major parties may vote. Yet all taxpayer dollars pay for these primaries. You’re paying for it but not allowed to participate…sounds pretty unfair to us!
We at SAM Rhode Island are also focused on electing thoughtful, independent leaders who represent our interests. We support candidates that listen to their constituents and work for the best solution for the country, not a party. If you want to break the duopoly and run for local, state or federal office, we at SAM want to help.