Tag Archives: Prohibition Party

Prohibition Party’s Bill Bayes to Run for President

According to Rick Knox, national chairman of the Prohibition Party, Bill Bayes, the Prohibition Party’s 2016 vice presidential nominee, will seek the 2020 presidential nominations of both the Prohibition and Constitution parties.

Bayes, 66, lives in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where he owns a manufacturing business.  He is a former teacher and band director.  … Read more ...

Wikinews Publishes “Final Pleas” From Three Third Party Candidates

In the sixth and final edition of the monthly Wikinews series on the 2016 presidential election, three candidates not invited to Free & Equal’s 2016 presidential debate were provided an opportunity to write a final statement to voters.

Those making their final plea include: America’s Party nominee Tom Hoefling (who asked to use the same statement he made as a final plea as his party’s nominee in 2012); Socialist Party USA and Natural Law Party presidential nominee Mimi Soltysik, and former Thompson Township, Fulton County, Pennsylvania Tax Assessor James Hedges, nominee of the Prohibition Party.… Read more ...

Interview with James Hedges, Prohibition Party nominee for President

by Peter B. Gemma

636062593429901186-CPO-NHG-080616-JIM-HEDGE-01The Prohibition Party was founded in 1869 and is the third oldest party behind the Republicans and Democrats. They have fielded presidential candidates in every election every cycle since 1872. The Prohibition Party had its heyday during the years 1882-1916, when candidates were elected to Congress, state legislatures, and changed the outcome of the 1916 presidential election.Read more ...

Prohibition Party: Relaxing the rules against use of recreational drugs


ATPR: The following article, titled “Drug Legalization: Relaxing the rules against use of recreational drugs”, appeared in the April/May/June 2016 edition of the National Prohibitionist, the official newsletter of the Prohibition Party, America’s oldest continually existing third party since 1869. The full text of the article is below:

Legalization is often presented as a way to cut the cost of prisons, and it is an unfortunate fact that the “prison industry” has grown fat on the persecution of marijuana users.… Read more ...

CL Gammon: Prohibitionist Runs Strong In California

James Hedges

Originally published by CL Gammon on June 9th, 2016 at American Third Party Report:

Jim Hedges, Prohibition Party presidential nominee, ran a strong race in the American Independent Party primary in California on June 7. The American Independent Party holds the largest third party primary in California and in a very competitive contest, Hedges collected 3,223 votes (10.8% of the total).… Read more ...

Lengthy Story in The Guardian About Jim Hedges and the Prohibition Party

Jim Hedges and Adam Gabbatt in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Adam Gabbatt for the Guardian

Jim Hedges and Adam Gabbatt in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Adam Gabbatt for the Guardian

Excerpt from the article “A sobering alternative? Prohibition party back on the ticket this election” by Adam Gabbatt at The Guardian:

We sit on a wooden bench outside the courthouse and Hedges, who turned 78 on 10 May, tells me about his campaign.… Read more ...

Jim Hedges Article on Health Care

Jim Hedges

Jim Hedges

Article by Prohibition Party presidential candidate Jim Hedges from the National Prohibitionist:

One hundred fifty years ago, medical care was cheap, because there was little doctors could do. Today, doctors can do quite a lot – and medical care is correspondingly expensive. Recognizing this, every wealthy country on Earth, except America, provides subsidized health care to its citizens.… Read more ...

List of Candidates on Libertarian, Green, Peace and Freedom, and American Independent Presidential Primary Ballots in California

Austin Petersen (L)

Austin Petersen (L)

Released by the CA Secretary of State on 2/8/16. H/T Ballot Access News:

Libertarian Party:

Marc Feldman
John Hale
Cecil Ince
Gary Johnson
Steve Kerbel
John McAfee
Darryl Perry
Austin Petersen
Derrick M. Reid
Jack Robinson Jr.
Rhett Smith
Joy Waymire

Green Party:

Darryl Cherney
William Kreml
Kent Mesplay
Sedinam Moyowasifsa-Curry
Jill Stein

Peace and Freedom Party:

Lynn Sandra Kahn
Gloria Estela La Riva
Monica Moorehead

American Independent Party:

Wiley Drake
Arthur Harris
James Hedges
Thomas Hoefling
J.R.… Read more ...

National Prohibitionist Reports on Status of 2016 Hedges-Bayes Presidential Campaign

prohibitionSelected articles transcribed from the Oct-Nov-Dec 2015 issue of the National Prohibitionist, newsletter of the Prohibition Party:

Campaign Strategy

Major party national election campaigns have often been marred by mud-slinging and personal invective, epitomized this year by the speeches of (Republican) candidate Donald Trump.

Prohibition candidates have avoided criticizing individuals, preferring statesmanship to demagoguery.… Read more ...

Prohibition Party Nominee Jim Hedges Interviewed by Lee Prince

Jim Hedges

Last week, citizen journalist Lee Prince posted an an interview with the Prohibition Party’s 2016 presidential nominee Jim Hedges.  Hedges is a longtime member of the Prohibition Party and holds the distinction as the party’s only elected official of the 21st Century and the first since 1959.  He served as Tax Assessor for Thompson Township in Fulton County, Pennsylvania from 2002 to 2007.  … Read more ...

Prohibition Party Rejoins Board of Coalition for Free & Open Elections

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

The Coalition for Free & Open Elections (COFOE) has existed starting in 1985. It is a loose coalition of nationally-organized minor parties and other groups that support fair play for independent candidates and minor parties. Recently the Prohibition Party re-joined the COFOE board.… Read more ...

Rick Knox on the Prohibition Party’s Plans for 2016

From new national party chairman Rick Knox in The National Prohibitionist:

The Prohibition Party candidates for President and Vice-President will be the only national candidates discussing the evils of alcohol, tobacco, and gambling. Jim Hedges and Bill Bayes will offer the voters a clear-cut choice on these subjects.

The ticket of Hedges and Bayes is the strongest national ticket offered by the Prohibition Party is 56 years.… Read more ...