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Welcome to the Non-Partisan Delaware Website

Welcome to the Non-Partisan Delaware Website!

Non-Partisan Delaware is a ballot qualified political organization in Delaware. We are unique from many political organizations in that we do not have a fixed platform or policy goal. Our immediate short term goals are determined each election cycle by the NPD Governing Board through the development of an internal "Strategic Plan" and we focus on achieving those goals through public information activities, lobbying policymakers in coordination with our coalition partners, and supporting candidates for public office.

Our Strategic Plan for the 2023-2024 Election Cycle includes the following priorities:

  • Cannabis Legalization

    NPD is extremely proud that in our first year of operations, we were able to assist the Delaware Cannabis Advocacy Network and the Delaware Chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws to pass HB1 and HB2, legalizing personal use quantities of cannabis and creating a legal retail market.

  • Ranked Choice Voting

    NPD is coordinating with Rank the Vote Delaware to promote the study and implementation of ranked choice voting in Delaware elections.

  • Abortion, Gender & Sexual Minority, and Gun Rights

    While these issues are rarely considered together and often find little common ground between the traditional "right" and "left", NPD views all of these issues through the perspective of individual privacy and the rights of individuals to live as they choose.

  • Education, Land Use, Environment, Broadband, Criminal Justice, Other

    This catch-all refers to areas we would like to work on as opportunities arise, but have not put together a more focused and cohesive approach.

On these issues and any others, Non-Partisan Delaware hopes to provide a perspective outside the common left-vs-right paradigm based on thoughtful and thorough analysis, open but skeptical towards new information, and unconstrained by ideological dogma.

Our Board members, after years of activism, have developed a healthy skepticism of coercive, majority-imposed policies over those based on mutual consent and individual dignity. However we recognize the need for pragmatism as we seek to find ways a new and small organization on the Delaware political scene can make a positive difference!

Keep scrolling for News and Updates, or follow the links on the side bar to the right (below the newsfeed on mobile) to connect to our social media communities and get involved. We hold monthly Meet Ups in all three counties and someone is usually active on our Discord Server in between.

Join us today!

About Us:

Non-Partisan Delaware Founded!

Latest News:

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Errors and Missteps

For those who have been following our website, waiting for updates, you have my personal apologies.

This post is being generated under my own name rather than under the NPD's profile as they are my own comments and do not represent the positions and policies of Non-Partisan Delaware.

Our first year was not as successful as it could have been, and I feel the need to take personal responsibility for many of those shortcomings.  NPD faced plenty of structural disadvantages and as a brand new organization we had limited means to begin with to combat them.  I do not wish to overstate my importance to our efforts or take credit for the successes of our candidates that occurred in spite of my failures rather that due solely to their own unique talents and dedication, but a better site here would've been helpful and because of me it didn't exist.

Overall, I'm thrilled with what we've achieved.  We went from an idiosyncrasy of Delaware voter registration law to 38,000 votes for 9 candidates in the space of 5 months, all with about 20 approved members.  That being said we could have done better, one of the main ways we could have done better was by maintaining and updating and completing this website better, and before I just start updating things having not done so for weeks like nothing was weird about that, I felt it owed to those who are following our website but not our Discord Server, Facebook Group, or other social media sites where we are more active, and may have been left out of the loop, this was on me.  I am the one with responsibility for the website and I did not update it or even really complete it in time for it to but used as effectively as it could have been in support of our candidates.

The Governing Board could've taken this responsibility away from me and given it to someone else, but there was no one else, so they were stuck with what I phoned in.

My bad.  We're going to do better next year.  There's going to be a lot of doing better next year.

Starting now.

Will McVay,
NPD Governing Board.