WHAT IS THE REFORM PARTY

Ross Perot - Reform Party

The Reform Party was founded in the 1990s by citizens who want better government

People all over Virginia are looking for a fresh alternative to the Democrat and Republican parties.

The two parties are being driven by extremists and suffer from a lack of new ideas and accountability to the people. The growing hostile rhetoric we see from Democrats and Republicans, as well as the "my way or the highway" politics, is harming the majority of the people who need help solving their most pressing issues and creating a government that works.

As a result of the divisiveness and poor policies from the Democrats and Republicans, voters in the Commonwealth are turning to the Reform Party because of our reasonable, common sense approach to governance. In short, we are focused on identifying the problems and then setting out to find the best possible solutions - regardless of ideology.

To help improve our schools, create a vibrant economy, enhance our infrastructure, and help those who need a hand to get back on their own two feet, the Reform Party of Virginia is the best alternative to the duopoly that continues to fail our communities.

To make a difference for ourselves, our families, friends and communities, we need your help. We need your ideas, your energy, and your support.

Together, we can make a difference throughout this beautiful state of Virginia and elect candidates we all can be proud of.

Michael J. Hackmer
Chairman, Reform Party of Virginia

The last several years have proven that it is impossible to reform or change the corrupt ways of the Democratic and Republican parties. We own this country. It's time we had a strong Reform Party to make sure the people, not the special interests and lobbyists, are heard.

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Are you interested in running for office? Voters are looking for intelligent, rational, and passionate candidates to support for local, county, state, and federal office. We can help you. Click here if you are interested in running for office.

Important Solutions and Statements

We must invest more in entrepreneurs and small business owners. Learn how we can create more employers and grow business ownership in Virginia and throughout America.

Fixing health care in Virginia starts with creating visibility into costs and care, expanding providers and options, and turning health care into a wealth engine for lower and middle-income Virginians.

We are getting more ways and more time to vote, but we don't have more choices. We need to improve ballot access to ensure the best candidates are available to voters. This will help us hold politicians accountable to the people.

Click here to learn more about Ranked-Choice Voting and our solutions to improve our elections.

Public mass education is lowering standards and pushing for less specialized and advanced learning. To better educate our children and improve wealth and opportunity, we need public personalized learning with a completely new curriculum.

Click here to learn more about our solutions for education.

If we want to stop political corruption, we can. We can stop foreign influence in our campaigns and government. We can dramatically reduce the impact of big corporations and the top 1% on our laws. Here are several simple laws that we could pass.

Studies have shown that most legislation is influenced by lobbyists and the wealthiest Americans. We need to change this and it starts with Reform MyGOV. A web portal that crowdsources policy ideas and solutions from the American people.

KEY STATISTICS AND FACTS

Ever wonder how Americans feel about a third party? Here are some statistics and key facts that show more Americans want an end to the two-party system.

•      In a stunning poll from Gallup, 61 percent of Americans believe that neither the Democratic nor Republican parties does an adequate job governing the country, and that a third party is necessary.

•      This year, the largest number of independent voters (77%) said they wanted a third party that was centrist and focused on solutions, the highest in history.

•      A record 43% of Americans in 2014 identified themselves as independents.

•      The number of people willing to identify with one of the two major political parties dropped, with Republicans having the lowest popularity since 1983 and Democrats suffering the largest drop – from 36% down to 30%. The last time 30% of Americans identified themselves as Democrats was believed to be in the 1950s.

"The American citizen must be made aware that today a relatively small group of people is proclaiming its purposes to be the will of the People. That elitist approach to government must be repudiated." - William E. Simon

UPCOMING EVENTS

Join us for our monthly meetings, issues updates, podcasts and more.

Weekly Meeting

A chance to talk about the Reform Party of Virginia, and plan activities. Meetings take place every Tuesday evening from 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm Eastern.

If you have questions, please let us know at: reform@reformpartyva.org

Click to register (Registration is free)

Politics at Sunrise

A weekly 30 minute virtual meeting with Reform Party of Virginia chairman, Michael Hackmer. Each week we will discuss the top issues with people who join, and bring in the occasional guest.

Click here to register to attend the event.

ISSUE SPOTLIGHT: RANKED CHOICE VOTING

Why It Matters for Virginia Voters

Democrats and Republicans scare voters into believing that voting for an alternative candidate or party is a waste. Ranked-Choice Voting eliminates that concern, and allows voters to have more choices for representation in government.

In our current system, the Democrats and Republicans often nominate extremist candidates who do not have support from the majority of a community or congressional district. Without competition in our elections, voters are often resigned to voting for "the lesser of two evils" instead of the best candidate that reflects what the voter wants.

Of course, if there is a competitor or challenger to the Democrats and Republicans, that candidate is often attacked as being a "spoiler" or a "wasted vote." Voters feel discouraged. They do not want to vote for the lesser of two bad candidates, but they also want to feel like their vote matters.

What is the solution? How can we improve our elections? Click here to learn more about Ranked-Choice Voting and other improvements for our elections.

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