Reform Party Seek to Gain Traction with EPetitions
Currently the Reform Party has begun creating petitions based on its
platform. The party sees petitioning as a way to gain exposure for its
stances and improve its visibility. In addition the petitioning allows
the Reform Party to improve its ability to be part of political
discussion in the United States.
“Currently we have five petitions,” said Communications Chair Nicholas
Hensley, “I want to increase that number to twenty. Each petition
focuses on one issue and one issue alone. That way people don’t have
to agree with us 100 percent and can sign whatever they agree without
compromising their values”.
The first petition focuses on trade reform. Trade protectionism is a
value that party supporters have stood for since before the party was
formed, and originated during Ross Perot’s first presidential run in
1992. It advocates for leaving NAFTA, WTO and other free trade
agreements as well as levying protective tariffs on some foreign
The second petition focuses on reforms that will help small
businesses. It focuses on building an environment that small
businesses can succeed in, regulatory reform and restructuring the tax
system so small businesses can get the same tax advantages as their
Petition number three seeks to create a foundation for a
compromise-inspired spending reform and debt elimination plan. It is a
comprehensive plan that includes cutting 100 billion dollars in
special interest loopholes, passing a balance budget amendment,
reforming safety net programs, reforming accounting methods, cutting
overlap and reducing waste.
The fourth petition deals with gerrymandering reform. The fifth
focuses on opening up the presidential debates, so independent and
third party candidates are not shut out unjustly.
“When we talk about these petitions, we come up with ideas for
hundreds of different petitions. We will have many more,” added
To find out more about these petitions, it is possible to visit
www.reformparty.orgor search for them on www.ipetitions.com.
Reform Party of the United States
PO Box 660675 #3995
Dallas, TX 75266-0675