The United States needs more democracy and proportional representation. But a slew of democratic reforms are needed first, before we can get there. The most important reforms are:
- Ranked Choice Voting
- Publicly-Funded Elections
- Abolish the Electoral College
Meanwhile, progressives struggle between trying to support third parties, like the Green Party, or taking over the existing neoliberal Democratic Party. Which pathway will be most effective at building democracy, or even possible?
Historian and talk radio host Thom Hartmann makes an argument for “seizing the Democratic Party.” Whether you agree with his analysis or not, his piece provides invaluable background. The article covers:
- Pertinent American History
- The barriers to third parties
- Strategy to infiltrate the Democratic Party
Take a read. It’s succinct, only a 5-8 minute read. Tell us what you think.