WASHINGTON, D.C., APRIL 19, 2012 - Americans Elect has secured ballot access in 25 states. Over 2.5 million people have signed petitions across the country. Demand for a third choice in November is real and Americans Elect is offering that choice. Citizens from across the political spectrum are signing up to change this election and let the people, not the parties, nominate and elect the leadership in the country.
“As we reach this halfway mark with certification in 25 states, it is indisputable that the train has left the station, the momentum is there and we’re rapidly heading towards our goal of 50-state ballot access,” said Elliot Ackerman, COO of Americans Elect. “Personally, I call on every American to get on board, take action and demand that our leaders seize this moment to run unencumbered by party demands, special interests and SuperPAC money fueling negative campaigns. By joining together, we can create a unity ticket that can lead with bipartisan solutions that move this country forward,” Ackerman added.
At AmericansElect.org every American can help reshape the political system. Every voter can participate to elect leaders they choose directly and every citizen can take part in a historic online primary in June.
“Today 66 percent of the American people want an independent third choice for president. It is incumbent upon the citizens of this country to take action. Go online to AmericansElect.org and support and draft candidates who are willing to set aside party politics. Together, we can rid the country of the ‘no compromise’ climate that dominates Washington today,” said Kahlil Byrd, Americans Elect CEO. “It is up to every individual in this country to take ACTION. Enough is enough. It is time for leadership that puts country before party and aspires to solve the country’s issues before personal agendas.”