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Best Democracy Pledge

I stand for peace, ecology, and election reform. I support the Kellogg-Briand Pact outlawing war.


The slogan "Unity in Diversity" has been used to promote harmony and celebration of multiculturalism based on an understanding that our differences enrich human interactions.


Everyone deserves fair representation. I propose to abolish the U.S. Senate, eliminate the Electoral College, elect U.S. Representatives by an open party list system of proportional representation, and establish a national initiative and referendum process with online petitioning for citizen initiatives. Each generation should create its own constitution. I have signed the Best Democracy Pledge, as follows:


• Current systems of representation and elections discriminate against and exclude all minorities from decision making, distort election outcomes, limit pluralism and concentrate power.

• Proportional Representation in Multi Member Districts is the most effective method of achieving dispersed power and inclusive government.

• I pledge to prioritize the implementation of Proportional Representation in Multi Member Districts for legislative elections at the level of government for which I’m a candidate (local, state/province, or national).

• I pledge to prioritize the implementation of Online Petition Gathering for a citizen initiative and referendum process, expanding democracy and citizen participation at the level of government for which I’m a candidate.

Gary Swing

Unity Party of Colorado

Nominee for US Representative, CD2 April 5, 2020 Here is the text of my speech advcating a party list system of proportional representation at the 2019 annual gathering of the Boulder-based organization Best Democracy: https://www.bestdemocracy.org/proportional-representation/party-list.html

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Frederick Douglass statue, City Park, Denver

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