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Dear Supporter,

I hope this email finds you well. I wanted to introduce you to an exciting new political movement that aims to redefine the political landscape in Rhode Island: The Rhode Island Forward Party.

Who We Are

The Rhode Island Forward Party is a uniquely different kind of political party. We are not tied to rigid platforms or talking points handed down from a centralized national organization. Instead, we focus on solutions rather than party affiliations, pulling the best ideas from both sides of the aisle to propose common-sense, rational, and achievable solutions

Our Values

  • Collaboration: We strive for collaborative solutions that build upon common ground.
  • Bottom-Up Approach: We empower leaders to find solutions that work in their communities.
  • Inclusivity: We welcome diverse thinking and encourage civic participation.
  • Affordability: We believe housing, water, energy, and connectivity are human rights.
  • Sustainability: We focus on renewable energy and ocean sustainability.

What Sets Us Apart

  • Ranked-Choice Voting: We advocate for measures like Ranked-Choice Voting (RCV), open primaries, and support for independent candidates.
  • Transparency: We are committed to ethical, innovative, and transparent governance.
  • Community Engagement: We hold regular virtual and in-person meetings and events to engage with the community.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this party affiliated with any national organization?

No, we are an independent entity. We are on a long-term path to affiliating with the Forward national organization, but we are committed to maintaining our directional autonomy as a state party in this arrangement.

How can I get involved?

You can attend our weekly virtual meetings and monthly in-person meetings. We also hold events at least once per quarter. For more information, please visit or email us at [email protected].

What are the party's main areas of focus?

We have three main focus areas currently:

  • Increasing awareness of the Forward Party in Rhode Island and growing our base of support in local communities.
  • Cementing our organizational processes and progressing on the path to affiliation with the Forward national organization.
  • Advocating on behalf of ranked-choice voting (RCV) in Rhode Island, starting with presidential primary elections as a pilot.

Recent Achievements

We are making progress Forward by:

  • Using Basecamp to streamline our team communication & project management operations
  • Energizing our team with a draft affiliation document for review as we progress towards becoming an official party entity in RI
  • Achieving full transparency for fundraising efforts and spending in our state via the national Forward Party providing a dashboard of all transactions
  • Building alliances with Ocean State RCV (Ranked Choice Voting) and working to bring a Braver Angels chapter to RI
  • Launching a Letter to the Editor campaign to bring the Forward message to all Rhode Islanders
  • Consolidating our social media platform communication cadence for continued presence and animation

We invite you to join us, regardless of your party affiliation or ideological leanings, in shaping a future that uplifts each and every one of us. Your input, aspirations, and dreams are invaluable as we build a Rhode Island that shines as a beacon of progress, compassion, and opportunity.

For more information, please visit or email us at [email protected].

Thank you for your time, and we look Forward to embarking on this journey of progress with you.

Matt Grant


Software engineer in Newport, RI. I am passionate about maintaining our democracy through civil debate and respectful disagreement.