1776 Forward is a new kind of grassroots movement, one dedicated to organizing and uniting all people across the political spectrum who value the philosophically liberal tradition that took root and has evolved since the founding of the United States of America in 1776.
In the Spirit of Liberty with which the American Founders embarked on their revolutionary project to bring freedom and equal rights for all people, grounded in the enlightenment philosophy of rationality and science that served as the source of their unique moral insights about humankind’s nature and higher potential – 1776 Forward seeks to defend and expand upon those aims by calling upon citizens everywhere to stand up, speak out, and proudly live those values, demonstrating the unique and creative ways it's possible to live a life explicitly committed to liberal values.
We believe this is an essential task in this moment of national crisis where these values are under unprecedented attacks from all sides in the 2020's.
While standing up for the values of Reason and Freedom in today’s cultural climate can seem daunting, 1776 Forward seeks to take inspiration from the brave men and women of our past who fought to defend and advance the worthy philosophically liberal tradition, also often against formidable odds.
1776 Forward also seeks to bring a sense of awareness and community for like-minded, like-valued citizens to join together and collaborate in supporting these cherished principles. Ours is a movement of joyous celebration for the liberties and equal rights already won; of a resolute commitment to advancing that heritage still further, to better fulfill the original promise of freedom for all; and of a platform for creative engagement on new ways to advance the cause in the modern age.
Join us, and help carry the liberal spirit of 1776 Forward for the next generations of Americans!!!
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Are you in basic agreement with our Manifesto?
If you’re someone who believes we need to continue the work of advancing the goals of liberty and equal rights for all, someone who values independent thinking, free speech, and the work of open civil debate to discover new truths and advance the liberal cause of Reason, Freedom, and Justice for all - then we invite you to join our movement.
Take up the call of 1776 Forward and share with us ways in which you’re standing up and speaking out, both against the illiberal actions taken by so many groups and policymakers today, as well as (and perhaps more importantly!) for the cause of philosophical liberalism . Share with us your ideas for how to act and how better to organize and motivate like-minded citizens to stand in support of these values.
Our platform seeks to crowdsource the best ideas of our friends, colleagues and neighbors in the tradition of the citizen-led American Revolution, and share and support those ideas with others to grow this movement. As it grows, we look excitedly ahead to a robust and organically-led forum for idea sharing, community engagement, and active organizing for these principles and values.
Also, don't forget to follow us on social media as well as this website to see highlighted content that might spur your own ideas or inspirations – you might even see your own ideas and efforts spotlighted!
GET TO KNOW OUR TEAM
Chris is currently a financial professional investing in the world of commercial real estate. He is also skilled in architecture and corporate finance with a background in philosophy and a passion for upholding the core values of reason and freedom.
Joia is an entrepreneur, coach, writer, traveler and speaker. She is passionate about life-long learning and living a purposeful creator-trader life - which requires a foundation of freedom. Through her work, she hopes to inspire and empower future generations of liberty leaders.