Andrew Yang’s Forward Party Merges With Two Other Groups in Bid for Competitive Third Party
Summary from AllSides News Team
Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang announced his Forward Party would form a new political party with two other groups, the Renew America Movement and the Serve America Movement.
The new party, also called Forward, plans to run candidates in 15 states by the end of 2022 and all 50 states by 2024. In a blog post, Yang wrote, “We are demonstrating that we can generate the resources necessary to elevate and elect candidates around the country with the support of tens of thousands of Americans and millions of dollars of grassroots funding.”
In a Washington Post (Lean Left bias) op-ed, Yang and leaders from the other groups argued that Forward would combat threats like “political extremism” and “polarization” by representing “the moderate, common-sense majority” instead of “catering to the fringes.” They said Forward would be the first “open” party serving “Americans of all stripes.” The Renew America Movement includes several former Republican officials and was co-founded by Miles Taylor, the formal Trump administration official who claimed to be the author of a Trump-era anonymous New York Times (Lean Left bias) op-ed. The Serve America Movement is made up of Democrats, Independents and Republicans.
Coverage was widespread and mostly balanced across the spectrum. Some voices dismissed the third party, saying it would go “nowhere.”
Featured Coverage of this Story
From the LeftYang announces new Forward party with other centrist groups
Andrew Yang announced Wednesday that his Forward Party is merging with a coalition of Republicans, Democrats and independents as part of an effort to give Americans an alternative to the two major parties.
Why it matters: Yang says the new party, known as Forward, is now the third-biggest political party based on resources. Founding members hope it will serve to bridge the stark divide in U.S. politics.
Details: The new party will be co-chaired by Yang and Christine Todd Whitman, the former Republican governor of New Jersey. Its founding base consists of members of the Renew...
From the RightAndrew Yang, Christine Todd Whitman move ‘Forward’ with third party
A group of ex-Republicans and Democrats has announced the formation of a third party, the latest effort to break the duopoly that has dominated American politics for more than a century.
Co-chaired by former Democratic presidential and New York mayoral candidate Andrew Yang and former Republican New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman, the “Forward” party is pitching itself as an alternative for centrists dissatisfied with the state of the two major parties.
From the LeftThe Forward Party: 3 political groups merge to create new party, chaired by Yang, Whitman
A new political party, named Forward, launched Thursday.
The party, which describes itself as a centrist party, is being co-chaired by former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang and former Republican New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman.
It is being established to "reinvigorate a fair, flouring economy and open society where everyone can live a good life and is safe in the place where we learn, work and live," according to its website.
Reuters first reported on the party's formation.
Yang said in a video post the party is seeking to "solve the problems that...