Free & Equal WANTS YOU to Run for Congress

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Our movement is growing exponentially every day, and on May 10th at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion, the world will see how strong we are and will be inspired by the musicians and the speakers to get out and vote for new honest leaders.

Free & Equal Elections Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan grassroots organization, whose mission is to shift the power back to the individual voter through education.

We are focusing our efforts at Universities, getting the students thinking and talking about the issues of the day, inviting them to mobilize, and inspiring honest leaders among them to run for Congress in 2014 as independents.

Independent voters have hit a record high of 42%!

Bigger than just the Universities, inspiring all people–WE the People–to run for Congress as independents in 2014, 2016, and beyond.

Please click here to view state-by-state filing deadlines & primary dates via Ballotpedia.

File as an independent by the deadline or run as a write-in candidate.

We have a chance to win!

Our movement will eliminate the “wasted voter syndrome” created by the mainstream media. We will provide a toolkit for grassroots candidates to successfully run for office, fundraise, and get out the vote without sacrificing their principles and integrity.

We are introducing an Elections Assistant tool that will level the playing field, allowing voters to plug in their zip codes, and find in-depth information on all candidates running in all races. It will expose what Big Money donates to certain candidates.

Good luck, and get out there!

Even if your district has a well-entrenched Representative in office, you can change the conversation by challenging him or her. WE WANT YOU to help build a world of peace, liberty, harmony, sustainability, equality, justice, prosperity, and happiness.

In solidarity,
The Free & Equal Elections Foundation

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20 thoughts on “Free & Equal WANTS YOU to Run for Congress

  1. Nicholas Sarwark

    Running as an independent is generally less useful than running under the banner of a party. Candidates come and go, but parties and movements present an opportunity to have some lasting effect.

  2. Jed Ziggler Post author

    I believe voters do find the word “independent” more appealing than “Libertarian” or “Green” though. And certainly “Socialist”. I wish this release had encouraged people to run as an independent or with a third party, although the time may have passed for some people to run with certain parties. Ideally, this candidate call should have been released sooner.

  3. Dave Terry

    “WE WANT YOU to help build a world of peace, liberty, harmony, sustainability, equality, justice, prosperity, and happiness.”

    Did you forget, “A chicken in every pot” ?

    “File as an independent by the deadline or run as a write-in candidate.

    If the purpose is to give voters an alternative to the “Duopoly”, doesn’t fragmenting that vote among several minor parties and write-in candidates simply defeat the purpose?

  4. Matt Cholko

    Nick is absolutely right. Short of winning the election, there is not much chance for an Independent candidate to have a lasting impact.

  5. Matt Cholko

    Of course, if there is no party that you’re in general philosopical agreement with, and you don’t have the desire to do the enormous amount of work needed to start a new party, but you want to get your issues talked about, I guess it could make some sense.

  6. paulie

    They could push and issue or small set of issues or build their support for a more successful future run, but a party can create more lasting impact…although Jed is also correct about voters finding the word independent to be more appealing.

  7. paulie

    Of course, if there is no party that you’re in general philosopical agreement with, and you don’t have the desire to do the enormous amount of work needed to start a new party, but you want to get your issues talked about, I guess it could make some sense.

    That too.

  8. Matt Cholko

    Yeah, if a candidate truly has a shot at winning, it could make sense. Of course, most non R or D candidates that think they have a chance of winning are delusional, at least in state and federal level races.

  9. paulie

    I think Perot may have had something to do with balanced budgets in the Clinto years. That’s the example that comes immediately to mind, but I am sure there are others as well.

  10. paulie

    He had a legitimate shot before he dropped out, but I think his campaign would still have had its impact if he had never been at that level.

  11. Kevin Knedler

    Running for state level disticts has an immediate impact and costs a lot less money. Especially if you are a member of a smaller party. Imagine having somebody down at the statehouse to work for your believes AND protect that valuable party ballot access. Ohio is living proof we need somebody elected to the state assembly in the House and-or the Senate.

  12. Steven Wilson

    Perot did have an impact. He is the reason debates are now closed off to anyone but the major two parties.

    Running local races humanizes the party and takes it from being a book club and transforms it into a living thing. Local candidates build your foundation.

    I wish her the best of luck!!

  13. Mark Axinn

    In New York, we had our version of Ross Perot in Tom Golisano, another billionaire who ran for Governor three times and obtained decent vote totals each time because he spent tons on advertising.

    He formed a parasite party (Independence) which lives on today without him because people stupidly think they are registering Independent and vote for its candidate thinking they are showing they are independent.

  14. paulie

    Perot did have an impact. He is the reason debates are now closed off to anyone but the major two parties.

    His bigger impact was on causing balanced budgets in the 1990s.

  15. Mark Axinn

    >His bigger impact was on causing balanced budgets in the 1990s.

    Maybe. I’m pretty sure Clinton had balanced budgets as Arkansas Governor. He also had an opposition-party Congress for his last six years which helped to keep things in balance too.

  16. Andy

    “Mark Axinn March 28, 2014 at 12:53 pm
    ‘His bigger impact was on causing balanced budgets in the 1990s.’

    Maybe. I’m pretty sure Clinton had balanced budgets as Arkansas Governor.”

    I’d have to look this up for verification, but my recollection is that Arkansas had a balanced budget amendment, and that this was the only reason for the balanced budgets in Arkansas.

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