Candidates who take the Good Party Pledge commit to the following core values:
Good People: They are Independent and committed to the interests of the people above themselves and partisan politics.
Good Party certified candidates are not Republican or Democratic politicians. They are committed to running and serving as a true independent. They are people from across the political spectrum, dedicated to advancing the priorities of their constituents.
They pledge they will NOT pay membership dues or otherwise engage in fundraising for either of the two major political party committees while in office while remaining open to working with all sides to the benefit of their constituents.
Good Campaigns: They run civil campaigns, without hate speech or mudslinging. Their campaigns are transparent and people-powered. They disclose donors and ensure that most of their funding comes from real people. Not corporations, unions, and special interests.
Good Party Certified candidates run to serve people, not corporations, unions, political action committees, or special interests. They run grass-roots campaigns that depend on being connected to and promoted by the people that they’ll be serving.
They pledge that the majority of their support will come from living people and individual donors, NOT from the big-money and special interests of corporations, unions, political action committees, or other non-living entities.
Good Certified candidates have to abide by the minimum standard of civility. Good Party maintains the right to withdraw its Good Party Certified endorsement and remove candidates from the site if they actively engage in such conduct.
Good Ideas: They focus on actually solving the problems facing their community. They are open, accountable, and transparent about their positions on issues. This means staying connected to, informed by, and responsive to their constituents using the best tools available.
They will advocate for ideas that focus on serving the people, planet, peace, and prosperity.
When in office, they pledge to serve with the highest levels of integrity and honesty and to report and disclose to appropriate authorities (constituents, law enforcement, etc.) any attempts to influence them unfairly within 48 hours.
They pledge that, if elected, they will always work to champion or support anti-corruption policies that enable more competition, better choices in elections, and transparency and accountability in government.
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