Author Archives: Jonathan Makeley

Prohibition Party National Chairman Calls for Third Parties to Join Together in the Fight for Better Ballot Access Laws

In the latest issue of the National Prohibitionist, Prohibition Party National Chairman Rick Knox made statements on the issue of unequal ballot access laws and called for third parties and members of the public to join together in the effort of improving ballot access laws.

Here are some excerpts of his statements

“Thanks to the two-party duopoly, many citizens are denied the right to vote their consciences because preferential ballot-access laws prescribe different criteria for major party and minor party candidates.… Read more ...

Howie Hawkins Announces 3rd Green Party Run for Governor of New York

Howie Hawkins, Paul Bukowski, Albany times Union

Howie Hawkins has announced that he will seek to run as the Green Party candidate for Governor of New York. Hawkins was the Green Party’s candidate for governor in 2010 and 2014. In 2010, he was able to get past the 50,000-vote minimum for the Green Party to gain state party recognition and ballot access.… Read more ...

The Prohibition Party in Alabama

Alabama Prohibition Party

Written by Jonathan Makeley

The Prohibition Party has been experiencing significant growing membership and activism in recent years. Recently I interviewed my party colleague Dr. R.T. Cooper, the state chairman of the Alabama Prohibition Party, about how things have been going with the Prohibition Party in Alabama.
The Prohibition Party and the broader prohibitionist movement has a well rooted history in the state of Alabama.… Read more ...

Democratic Socialists of America Growing in Membership

DSA logo

In recent years, the Democratic Socialists of America has been experiencing a significant growth in membership. Following the 2016 political campaign season, the party’s membership had gone from a relatively steady membership of roughly 6,000 to a membership of over 32,000. As such, it is believed to be the current largest socialist political party in the country.… Read more ...

Prohibition Party Condemns Government Shutdown

U.S. Capital Building

The Prohibition Party had issued statements criticizing the recent federal government shut down. The Prohibition Party Facebook page stated that the “Government shutdown is unethical and bad for Americans”. It was further stated, “People’s lives are hanging in the balance. This display does much to show where American citizens figure on their list of priorities”.… Read more ...

Green Party Files for 2018 Ballot Access in Texas

The Green Party released a statement announcing that they have filed for party registration in order to gain ballot access in Texas for the 2018 election. Their statement reads as follows:

Green Party of Texas Files for 2018 Ballot Access
The Green Party of Texas (GPTX) has filed party registration with the Texas Secretary of State’s office, declaring GPTX intent to nominate candidates to the November 2018 general election ballot.… Read more ...

Jill Stein Responds to Senate Committee Investigation

Jill Stein Protect Elections Statement

The Green Party issued a press release commenting on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence looking at  Jill Stein as part of its investigation into interference in the 2016 election. The statement reads as follows.

Complying with Senate Committee request, Stein urges safeguarding elections from interference – while cautioning against the targeting of political opposition.Read more ...

Green Mountain Party Gains Minor Party Status in Vermont

Vermont Green Mountain Party

The Green Mountain Party has gained Minor Party status in the state of Vermont. The Green Mountain Party is a political group unique to Vermont and is not affiliated with any national political organization. The Green Mountain Party was initially founded in 2015 in the town of Waitsfield.… Read more ...

Travis County Green Party Condemns Trump’s Jerusalem Embassy Decision

Jerusalem

The Green Party of Travis County Texas released a decision condemning the Trump Administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel and plans for moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. Their statement reads as follows.

Travis County Green Party condemns Trump’s Jerusalem decision

Travis County Green Party (TCGP) strongly opposes and condemns the decision by President Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, as well as plans to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.… Read more ...

Green Party Criticizes FCC Decision to End Net Neutrality

Don’t Tread on Net

The Green Party issued a statement on December 14th criticizing the FCC decision on ending Net Neutrality, and called for establishing public ownership of internet services. The statement reads as follows.

Green Party blasts FCC’s repeal of Net Neutrality rules, demands public ownership of Internet access

WASHINGTON, D.C.… Read more ...

Green Party of Utah Condemns Executive Orders Shrinking National Monuments

Cliff Formation Bear Ears Monument

The Green Party of Utah released a statement condemning the decision by the Trump Administration to reduce the size of two National Monuments in Utah. Their statement reads as follows.

Green Party of Utah Condemns Executive Orders Shrinking the size of Bears Ears and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments

Salt Lake City, Utah – In the wake of a unilaterally destructive act by President Trump, in the form of executive orders to rescind the size of National Monuments Bears Ears and The Grand Staircase-Escalante, the Green Party of Utah calls for preserving the protections of large contiguous areas of habitat for regional biodiversity as established by previous democratically elected presidents.… Read more ...

Rushford Liberty Party candidates take victories in local elections

In the town of Rushford, New York, a group of local citizens had joined together to form a local political group, under the name of the Liberty Party. In the 2017 elections, the Rushford Liberty Party had four candidates placed on ballot under the Liberty Party ballot line via independent nominating petition.… Read more ...