For over twenty years the Reform Party of the United States has been fighting for honest leadership and real solutions. As the leading moderate, centrist and populist political party, it represents the sixty percent of moderate voters ignored by the Democratic and Republican incumbents. Without backing from any special interest funds, or donations with strings attached, the all volunteer Reform Party is here to fight for you.

The Reform Party stands for ethics reform that create a transparent government beholden to the American People. It fights for the American economy and middle class by supporting common sense economic policies that bring jobs back to the United States, and rebuilds American’s manufacturing sector.

The Reform Party is the alternative to political gridlock in Washington. The party seeks to build a political infrastructure that can match the Democrats and Republicans in votes, donations and offices held without succumbing to the special interests and self serving behavior that has corrupted America’s government.

How can you stand with us? Find out more about the Reform Party, email a Reform Party representative at info@reformparty.org.

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Core Principles


We, the members of the Reform Party, commit ourselves to reform our political system. Together we will work to re-establish trust in our government by electing ethical officials, dedicated to fiscal responsibility and political accountability.

(Amended by the 2008 National Convention, Dallas, TX)

Set the highest ethical standards for the White House and Congress:

● No more gifts.

● No more trips or junkets paid for by special interests.

● No more free meals.

● Pass laws with significant penalties – not rules.

● Give Congress and the White House the same retirement plans and health care as the average citizen.

Balance the Budget:

● Develop a detailed blueprint to balance the budget.

● Eliminate the practice of keeping some programs off-budget.

● Pass the Balanced Budget Amendment.

● Create an annual financial report in plain language so the American people will know whether or not we are following the plan to balance the budget.

● Give the President the Line Item Veto.

● Use one accounting system throughout government.

Campaign Reform:

●Prohibit fundraising by incumbents while exercising their offices.

● In order to vote:

a.         Must be a Registered Voter

b.         Must have valid state picture ID or military ID

● Require voter ID at the polls.

● Eliminate private contributions including 527s and PACs and replace with public funding of campaigns.

● Prohibit announcements of exit polls until all voting has been completed in Hawaii.

Create a new tax system:

● It must be fair to individuals as well as corporations.

● It must raise the money to pay the bills.

● Require that any future tax increases under this new system be approved by the people in the next federal election, in order to impose discipline on spending.

Carefully putting together plans to deal with Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security:

● Explain these plans in detail to the American people.

● Get a consensus.

● Keep these programs dynamic, so they can be changed based on experience – don’t freeze them with restrictive legislation.

● Stop the government from raiding public trust funds.

Promoting jobs in the USA:

● Negotiate trade agreements that promote American jobs, consumer safety, environmental protection, and fair trade.  Rescind and get us out of NAFTA, GATT, CAFTA and the WTO now.  Tear up these trade agreements for new, fair agreements.

● Create a business environment that supports small business, which accounts for roughly 80 percent of jobs held by Americans today. Trade agreements, tax reform, health care reform, and other programs must reflect the needs of small business.

Lobbying Reform:

● Prohibit former elected and appointed officials from ever taking money from foreign governments or foreign interests.

● Prohibit any former high level federal employees – including elected officials – from ever working as a foreign lobbyist.

● Allow foreign governments to provide information to our government through the State and Commerce Departments and the Executive Branch, but prohibit them from giving contributions or gifts of any kind.

● Allow foreign representatives to visit with Members of Congress, but under no circumstances allow them to give elected officials anything now or later.

● Prohibit any former high level federal employees – including elected officials – from working as a domestic lobbyist after leaving government service in the area for which they served.

● Limit domestic lobbying to presenting client’s ideas to the Legislative and Executive Branches

● Prohibit lobbyists from giving money, trips or other incentives to current or former members of the Legislative and Executive Branches.

Individual Rights:

● Invoke the direct tax protections for homesteads owned by individual citizens.

Illegal Immigration:

● Close the borders and stop illegal immigration now.

● Funding shall be withheld from all sanctuary cities that shelter illegals.


● Elimination of the Hatch Act.

● Oppose the creation of the North American Union in any form.

● Oppose NAFTA Superhighway.

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Where is the Reform Party on the political spectrum?

The Reform Party is a moderate, centrist and populist party that sits in the center of the political spectrum. It has moderate fiscal and economic platforms mixed with strong calls for ethics and electoral reform based on populist beliefs.

What are the goals of the Reform Party?

The Reform Party seeks to be a viable alternative to the Democratic and Republican Parties. It exists to nominate and support members running for office, and promote legislation its members believe benefit the United States.

How does the Reform Party differ from the Republicans and Democrats?

The Democrats represent the twenty percent of voters on the left end of the political spectrum, and the Republicans represent the twenty percent on the right. The Reform Party fights for the sixty percent of voters in the middle that currently have no representation.

How does the Reform Party differ from other minor parties?

Generally speaking most minor parties are fringe groups that support radical platforms. The Reform Party is a mainstream organization that supports moderate ideals.

Why does the Reform Party take no stances on social issues?

The Reform Party believes that social issues or values issues (which include issues such as abortion, gay marriage, and end of life decisions) should not be our focus as a party.  Instead our focus should be on issues such as the economy, government fiscal accountability, trade, national security, and jobs.

Is the Reform Party a cult of personality based around Ross Perot?

It is true that the Reform Party was founded by Ross Perot supporters, and its platform is built on many principles he ran on in 1992 and 1996. Ross Perot however has not been active in the party in over a decade, and the party runs without any support from him. The Reform Party has nominated people that did not support Perot and the party’s platform does not mirror Perot’s political beliefs.

How was the Reform Party Funded?

The Reform Party is primarily funded by individual members and supporters that make small donations. Ninety percent of the donations we receive are one hundred dollars or less. Of course we do receive some large cash and in-kind donations, but the small donors are the party’s financial base.

The Reform Party takes no money from political action committees or any other special interest groups.

Do any individuals profit from Reform Party activities?

No. The Reform Party is staffed by volunteers and has no paid employees. One hundred percent of all donations go towards party activities.

What are the future plans of the Reform Party?

The Reform Party plans to continue building infrastructure necessary for fundraising, marketing and public relations. It is also plans to reorganize and improve state affiliates until it has ballot lines in all fifty states and the District of Columbia – plus active parties in all American territories. It will run candidates in elections in federal, state and local elections.

Can a minor party candidate really get elected?

Yes!  The Reform Party had a state governor who left office with a 70% approval rate. Independent and minor party candidates have been elected to local, state, and federal offices throughout our nation’s history. The only offices that have not been held by a minor party or independent candidate in the last century are the offices of the president and vice president.

Is it true that voting for a minor party is just wasting a vote?

The only vote wasted is the one not cast, or the one cast for who you believe will win instead of who you want. Voting for the lesser of two bad candidates only brings more of the same. Minor party candidates hold over two hundred offices nationwide. Some of those are held by Reform Party members. The highest office achieved by a Reform Party candidate in the last twenty years was governor of the state of Minnesota. Minor parties can and do win – all it takes is voting for the best candidate.

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Reform Party Chairman’s Message

The Reform Party needs you, and you need the Reform Party.  The days of  simply  selecting a  Republican or Democrat  is over.  We can already tell that their days may be numbered.
People from all over the United States are looking for a fresh alternative to the status quo. People are looking for a reasonable, common sense party in which we can recommend fair trade (not free trade), a balanced budget (as compared to deficit spending) and a goal of making our country better for our children and our children’s children.We as Americans need reform in Washington DC and in every state throughout our great country. We must establish, build and expand  Reform Parties in each state, all sharing a common goal. A goal to benefit America.I plan on rolling up my sleeves and working hard in this position. As a volunteer, I want to make a difference for my family and yours. I need your help. I need your support. I need your energy.
Together, we can make a difference and we can take back American Values and the America which we all have a right to be proud of.


Respectfully Submitted,

Bill C. Merrell, Ph.D.

Reform Party National Committee

1461-16 Lakeland Avenue, Bohemia, NY 11716


Fax: 631-563-7719


Chairman 2017 – 2020

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An organization is beholden to its donors. Every year the Democrats and Republicans spend  billions of dollars in special interest contributions. The incumbent parties use those donations to pay for employees, materials, ads, and an arsenal of resources used to sway their party bases into action. In return for these donations, the Democrats and Republicans have to act in ways that further the special interests, even if those ways are harmful to The People.

The Reform Party takes no money from special interests. Our party is funded by members and supporters that believe in the party’s principles and goals. Ninety percent of our donations come from small donors who contribute less than a hundred dollars.

How much can you contribute to Reform?

It is possible to donate a lump sum payment through PayPal, or send a check to our mailing address.

By federal law we are required to obtain minimum personal information to make sure we are in compliance with federal donation limits. We retain the right to refuse or return any donation, and we will do so if a donation violates the law or donation limits. According to federal laws, the party cannot accept cash donations over fifty dollars.

Send a check to:

  • Reform Party of the United States
  • PO Box 660675 #3995
  • Dallas, TX 75266-0675


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