Thursday, August 10th, Forwardists gathered in Philadelphia to celebrate City Commissioner Seth Bluestein as he became a Forward Party affiliate, joining a growing trend across the nation. We're sure that there are a lot of questions with such big news: what does this mean for the Forward Party? Is Commissioner Bluestein still registered with the Republican Party? To learn more, including watching the live stream, read our news coverage listed below:

The Philadelphia Inquirer

City & State (Pennsylvania)

& Forward Party National

You can watch the announcement on Facebook

For those in Western PA...

The action doesn't end there, as next Thursday, August 17th, Forward Pennsylvania will be making another major announcement in Pittsburgh accompanied by former governor and Forward Party Co-Chair, Christine Todd Whitman. Don your Forward gear and stay tuned for more updates on the time and location by sending an RSVP on our website:


Benjamin Valimont


I am an advocate for democracy & making our government work for us.