The party platform consisted of two planks: open democracy and peaceful security. It left all other positions open to the individual candidate. The party became established under Illinois election law when Bill Scheurer garnered more than 5% of the vote. Scheurer elected not to run in the 2008 Congressional elections and the party candidate was Iain Abernathy. Scheurer's wife, Randi Scheurer was a candidate in the Democratic Primary for the Illinois 8th Congressional District.
In March 2008 Bill Scheurer announced that he had joined the Green Party and urged all of the Moderate Party's members to do the same.