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 ...
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 ...
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: (who asked to use the same statement he made as a final plea as his party’s nominee in 2012); and presidential nominee , and former Tax Assessor , nominee of the Prohibition Party.… Read more ...nominee
by Peter B. Gemma
The 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Derrick M. Reid
Jack Robinson Jr.
Peace and Freedom Party:
Lynn Sandra Kahn
Gloria Estela La Riva
American Independent Party:
J.R.… Read more ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...