From the Veterans Party of America via Facebook:
The Veterans Party of America has now become a fully recognized political party, equal to all other parties, in the State of Mississippi.
The is the first state in which the VPA is fully recognized.
The Mississippi State Chair assumed duties on December 15, 2014 and has already made great strides. His team’s hard work and diligence has allowed the VPA to gain full status in a mere 2 1/2 months!
The Veterans Party of America is now registering voters in Mississippi.
We are still registering voters as part of gaining recognized party status in Alaska (only 6,000 more required), California (less than 70,000 more required), and Delaware (less than 600 more required).
Florida Veterans Party of America has all filing documents completed to request recognized status, but still requires the vacant Treasurer spot to be filled first.
Every state has its own laws on filing for recognized party status. Some are so complex they require flowcharts and a box of crayons. Others require a massive number of members to even initiate the filings. We are gathering them to place on a webpage, linked by state.
These laws have been created and passed by Republicans and Democrats in order to stop other parties from forming. They did not count on a party whose core foundation has been bred by the strengths of those who fought at Valley Forge, on Bunker Hill, the Marne River, Iwo Jima, Normandy, Chosin Reservoir, Ia Drang, and Fallujah.
For now, let us take a moment and congratulate Chairman Joseph Smith, Vice Chairman Gene Papke, and Treasurer Beverly Baker on an amazing display of leadership and mission accomplishment.