Free & Equal Elections is a truly trans-partisan organization dedicated to ensuring that ALL candidates have a spot on the ballot, regardless of political ideology.
We have been traveling across the country to meet with like-minded activists who are dedicated to breaking the two-party stranglehold on our electoral process. We continue to use this outreach to help plan our all-out legislative assault on restrictive ballot access laws.
After attending Freedom Fest in Las Vegas two weekends ago, and the Libertarian National Committee meeting in St. Louis this past weekend, Free & Equal Elections will be in North Carolina for the National Meeting of the Green Party. There, we will meet with members of the Green Party and compare strategies for ballot access.
As we gear up for next year’s legislative sessions, we also are preparing two publications due out at the end of this year.
A State-By-State Ballot Access Guide
The guide will list the requirements for an independent and/ or third party candidate to achieve a ballot line, and will rank the states according to the ease of their ballot access.
A State-By-State Lobbying Guide
This guide will feature recommendations for lobbying state legislatures around the country to reform ballot access laws, and will include ready-made bills for introduction.
Free & Equal will also be announcing in the coming weeks election reform forums on the west coast to take place later this year. The focus of the first forum will be stopping the spread of the Top-Two Primary in California.
These are just some of the first steps Free & Equal is taking to ensure that restrictive ballot access laws become a thing of the past before the next national election in 2010.
To see more of what Free & Equal is up to, check out our strategic plan for 2009-2010.