This page is currently under construction as we gather our first set of questions!
What is the purpose of this FAQ page?
This is where you will find all of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) from the Florida community. If you cannot find an answer to your question here, you can submit it to our survey to have it answered on this FAQ and/or during our next Town Hall meeting: https://www.forwardparty.com/florida_question_submission
What is the Florida Forward Party?
The Florida Forward Party is the official Sunshine State chapter of the Forward Party, a national Political Action Committee dedicated to breaking through our current duopoly and changing democracy for the better.
Is the Florida Forward Party an official political party here? Can I vote Forward?
Not yet! We’ve already started on that journey, but the road to becoming an officially registered party in Florida is a long one. Our recently elected Executive Committee is still working with Forward HQ’s legal team to finish up our charter and bylaws to submit them to the state for party status. After this submission, the state may take a few weeks to months to officially approve our party status.
In the meantime, we’re still very much an active political force, and we will be endorsing and supporting candidates in the next election cycle, bolstering local and statewide initiatives for powerful democracy reform, and showing generally Floridians a better way forward.
What does the Florida Forward Party stand for? What policies does it support?
As part of the national FWD movement, the Florida Forward Party is committed to free people, thriving communities, and vibrant democracy. We believe in innovative, open-minded policymaking, in grace and tolerance in our discourse, and in working together to build powerful, lasting solutions.
At the policy level, however, we’re a new kind of party that doesn’t have a robust platform with an “answer” to every issue because we believe in a roots-up approach that empowers candidates to bring their own ideas to the table, to find the kind of Forward thinking that works for their constituents and communities. And while our state platform may evolve as we continue to grow, allowing this freedom is an essential part of who we are, and what sets us apart from today’s partisan noise.
As we work on building this party from the ground up, we hope you’ll come along and advocate for the issues you support to be one of the many voices contributing new, innovative ideas on how to improve our democracy, especially as we get closer to our state convention in 2024.
Where can I find Forward events in my local area?
The full calendar of Forward events happening here in Florida and across the country is available here - if you’d like to view only the events happening in Florida, you can find them here.
If you don’t see any events in your area yet, learn more on how to do this under the “How do I host an event in my area?” question.
How do I host an event in my area?
Head over to the Your Dashboard on the FWD website and click on Host Your Own Event to submit a local meet-up for approval!
Once approved by the Organizing Working Group, your event will be made public on our calendar and we will promote it through our email list and social media pages to help you spread the Forward spirit in your community.
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