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Guardrails

The policy guardrails are designed to cultivate a political climate where consensus and compromise are not just encouraged but seen as essential elements of governance. They are designed to create a structure for cultivating policymaking that is both inclusive and representative of the broader polis, steering clear of the polarization that hampers productive political discourse.

The Forward Formula is an ongoing process subject to change as new information becomes available. It is rigorously conducted by subject matter experts who volunteer their time, thoughts, and talents to collect, analyze, and interpret polling data from members, report findings, and finalize policy guardrails pursuant to our value-based platform. Consequently, not all issues of public interest will be reported simultaneously. Our Policy Committee continuously engages with members, current events, and public research for knowledge discovery, requiring time to complete necessary procedures and peer reviews to ensure quality reporting.

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(Access) The North Carolina Forward Party will ensure election reforms enhance voting access, preventing disenfranchisement of eligible voters through unnecessary barriers or socioeconomic limitations.

 

(Security) The North Carolina Forward Party will ensure elections are secure, advocating for measures against fraud while ensuring they do not create undue burdens to vote.

 

(Education) The North Carolina Forward Party will ensure election reform emphasizes the imperative of equipping every voter and candidate with the knowledge and resources necessary to participate fully and effectively in elections.

 

(Cost) The North Carolina Forward Party will ensure fiscal responsibility through a prudent and sustainable approach to the financial implications of implementing and maintaining reforms on a voluntary basis.

 

(Fairness) The North Carolina Forward Party will seek opportunities to achieve fairness with election reforms without the establishment of arbitrary outcomes.

 

(Conduct) The North Carolina Forward Party will maintain a slate of candidates that conduct themselves in accordance with ethical behavior.

 

(Rights) The North Carolina Forward Party will ensure that participation in the democratic process is recognized and protected as a fundamental right.

 

(Privilege) The North Carolina Forward Party will maintain the effective use of election resources as a privilege that entails responsibility and prudence.

 

For details on how the policy guardrails were derived, please click HERE to download the report.