The most important lesson to take from the failure of #ForceTheVote is that progressive politicians are willing to sell out their own voter base, the people that have elected them to their positions, and are not willing to actually fight for popular progressive policies. This boldly underlines the need for a third political party in America, an alternative to the corporate-captured Republican and Democrat parties, and one which is willing to advocate for people and for the policies popular with them. The movement for a People’s Party is a grassroots progressive populist organisation established to start a major third party, one that offers actual political opposition to the general neo-liberal conservative consensus of US politics.
The movement for a People’s Party is planning to form the People’s Party in 2021, to run in the 2022 midterms, and may run a presidential candidate in 2024 on a democratic socialism, environmentalism, and anti-imperialism platform, while supporting MedicareForAll. Such a outlook is a void in the current US political landscape which focuses mostly on identity politics and completely fails to consider real policy. A 2020 Hill-HarrisX poll showed that the majority of voters not only want a viable third party, but think it a necessity for an effective political system. 60% of registered voters thought that there needs to be a three party system in the US, 61% of Democrats, 68% Independents and even 51% of Republicans support the establishment of a third party . Americans are sick of this hyper-partisanship stalemate that is US governance and #ForceTheVote has shown that mounting a campaign from inside a party is not going to work, the US needs a third party.