What we're about
We are SAM—the Serve America Movement—an organization forging a new path to a real alternative to the Democratic and Republican parties. Please join our nationwide movement to form a third major political party from the moderate center of the American electorate, with the goal of selecting the next President of the United States in 2020. We will get together for a meetup soon. In the meantime, please join Southern Oregon SAM Meetup, and check out the national website at www.joinsam.org
SAM was founded in the aftermath of the 2016 election by a group of concerned, determined, everyday Americans who believe that the American political system is broken. The two current dominant parties have given us division, gridlock, and little progress. SAM is building a new home for those who feel disenfranchised and abandoned by the two current dominant parties, and are looking for a better, more inclusive path forward. We believe in certain broad principles. DIGNITY: restoring citizen engagement, civilized public discussion, broad acceptance of all persons to live their version of the American dream under the rule of law, and providing for those in need while promoting a culture of responsibility; LONG-TERM VIEW: ensuring fiscal responsibility in public finances, and sustainability of institutions and the environment to limit burdens on future generations by our actions of today; ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT: embrace the efficiency of free markets as the backbone of American prosperity, promote free trade and responsible immigration of talented people from around the world, embrace technological innovation to modernize government and the delivery of solutions to common needs.
We actually are bigger than the two current major political parties, if we can just pull ourselves together! The American electorate, by expressed party affiliation:
Republicans 25%; Democrats 28%; Independents 45% [Source: Gallup, July 2017]
Aside from a few members on staff on a day-to-day basis to keep the mission moving forward, Serve America Movement is entirely driven by passionate volunteers giving their time out of their own interest and concern.