Partisan politics have brought our government to a standstill. Washington has forgotten that, for U.S. democracy to work, every citizen must be represented.

That’s why we are endorsing an innovative process called Americans Elect. We believe that if our country can change the way we nominate our president, we can change the way we govern. As a nation, we must begin to reimagine the way we govern.

Americans Elect is doing just that. This group, founded in March, intends to hold the country’s first nonpartisan online nominating convention next June. Candidates must pledge to govern without regard to partisan political interests and must pick a running mate from a party other than their own.