Free & Equal Elections is a 501(c)(3) non-profit formed to break the stranglehold of the two-party system and reform the electoral system throughout the United States.
Free & Equal Elections Foundations (formerly Foundation for Free Campaigns and Elections) was organized in October of 1982 and reorganized by Christina Tobin, an American activist and leader in the election reform and voters’ rights movements, in 2008. Free & Equal is dedicated to creating open and transparent elections that give power back to the individual voter. We strive to create a system in which all citizens are equal in their ability to participate.
What sets Free & Equal apart is our ability to reach both the Left and the Right, ensuring all voices are heard.
2012 Presidential Debate moderated by Larry King
During the 2012 elections, Free & Equal hosted an open presidential debate on Oct. 23 at the Hilton Chicago, moderated by broadcast journalist Larry King. All six top Presidential candidates were invited. Those choosing to participate in the debate represented the Libertarian, Green, Justice and Constitution parties. A second debate was held on the eve of Election Day in Washington, D.C. In the time leading up to the debates, Free & Equal trended in the Top 10 on Twitter. The debates were broadcast worldwide on C-SPAN, MSNBC, CNN Radio, RT America, Al Jazeeera, as well as live on OraTV, YouTube, and the Free & Equal website with an estimated viewing audience of 20 million! These debates provided a chance for millions of young people to become educated and involved – and they loved it!
Free & Equal changed the national dialogue. Now That’s A Debate!
The debates brought attention to the real issues facing our country including foreign policy, the economy, and civil rights, rather than topics that divide us as a nation. We sought ideas from all sides of the spectrum and in so doing greatly enhanced our national reservoir of ideas and started working our way towards new solutions.
Free & Equal believes that all ballot-qualified candidates should have the opportunity to participate in debates. To this end, Free & Equal hosted presidential debates in 2012 and in 2008. These events were the only presidential debates featuring independent and third party candidates to be broadcast live to a nationwide audience.
2013 “United We Stand” Festival
“If ever you can bring about revolutionary changes, two things would be required: young people would have to be involved and you would need music.” – Dr. Ron Paul
Free & Equal is here to UNITE and build honest media, organizations, leaders, musicians, authors, comedians and more across the spectrum to reform the electoral system. The two-party system has been intentionally dividing us for centuries, and Free & Equal will help foster collaboration, leadership and true problem-solving.
Free and Equal’s “United We Stand” Festival will be held at Verizon Arena in Little Rock, AR on June 22nd, 2013 and will be the kick-off event for igniting the grassroots movement to break the stranglehold of the two-party duopoly and reform the electoral process throughout the U.S. once and for all. This event will be featuring the music, excitement and big names needed to create a truly successful movement of the voter youth! “United We Stand” Festival is the beginning of the SOLUTION to the political status quo problem.
2014 “United We Stand Festival” University Bus Tour
Next Spring we will launch a 10 city “United We Stand Festival” University Bus Tour. Each stop will showcase a panel of experts (au- thors, musicians, leaders, etc) on various important topics such as the Patriot Act, SOPA, NDAA, the war on drugs, foreign policies, genetically modified organisms and more.
“The function of leadership is to create more leaders, not more followers.” – Ralph Nader
This movement will inspire individuals across the spectrum to run for local office in 2014. These candidates will be listed in our National Database which will help these grassroots candidates win their local races. Free & Equal’s ultimate goal here is to build leaders.
Free & Equal is here to offer a long-term solution!
All elections shall be free and equal
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