You ever get the feeling that the DemoCons and Republicrats are …well, the same outfit? Well, what about this?
THE GOAL OF AMERICANS ELECT is to nominate a presidential ticket that answers directly to voters—not the political system.
American voters are tired of politics as usual. They want leaders that will put their country before their party, and American interests before special interests. Leaders who will work together to develop fresh solutions to the serious challenges facing our country. We believe a secure, online nominating process will prove that America is ready for a competitive, nonpartisan ticket.
…Americans Elect is a “2nd way” to nominate a President, not a traditional 3rd party. Our process is open to any qualified candidate and any registered voter—no matter their party. We have no ties to any political group—left, right, or center. We don’t promote any issues, ideology or candidates. None of our funding comes from special interests or lobbyists. Our only goal is to put a directly-nominated ticket on the ballot in 2012.
…Americans Elect is a neutral, nonprofit organization that is not affiliated with any political party, ideology or candidate. It was founded by pioneers in direct technology and citizens from across the political spectrum who are worried that political divisions are keeping our nation’s big problems from being solved. Americans elect is funded by individual contributions, and intends to pay back the bulk of our initial financing as more delegates join, so that no single individual will have contributed more than $10K. Ultimately, Americans Elect candidates will answer only to American voters. Americans Elect believes that we can rebuild hope and trust for a better future for all of us, and opening up the system to new ideas and real solutions will put our country back on track.
…We’re using the Internet to give all voters an equal voice through a secure, online convention, but the winning ticket will really be on the 2012 ballot. The Internet is simply the technology that makes Americans Elect possible. For the first time, America will nominate a president directly. Your voice, your choice, your president.
…The primary focus of Americans Elect is to put a direct, securely-nominated ticket on the 2012 ballot. After this process, we will not campaign for the winner—what happens next is up to the delegates and leadership to decide. But we anticipate that our success in 2012 will spur further innovation at the local, state and national levels.
That’s the basic What: Here’s the Who.