The Alliance Party sent out the following newsletter yesterday updating email subscribers on the latest party news for this month:
The publication of this newsletter is generally scheduled for the first Tuesday of each month, however we decided to postpone until after Labor Day which would offer us a better view of our 2020 ballot situation.
As expected for any party aside from the two ruling ones, there have been obstacles at every step, COVID not being the least of these. Most states have numerous hoops that we must jump through to discourage us and make it quite difficult to succeed. Yet, despite some disappointments, we believe, that in the light of all of this we have had a great ballot access portion of our inaugural campaign cycle. There are some final papers to file, but now we move deep into campaign season with direct voter contact.
Below is a map that demonstrates what can be expected in each state. The darker blue denotes where voters will see our Presidential ticket listed on the ballot, most under the name Alliance Party. Three of these are accomplished via an unofficial alliance with the Reform Party of Florida, the Natural Law Party of Michigan, and the American Independent Party of California
The lighter blue denotes states where we will not be listed on the ballot itself, but will be designated as a legitimate write-in choice. This designation allows for our votes to actually be tallied and counted.
Now we must turn our attention to gaining the attention of the American voters in these states, and we cannot do it without your help. Please step up when asked. Door knocking does not look to be a 2020 tactic, but making phone calls to introduce our candidates will be. Please find out more or sign up HERE to make calls.
Please help us defray the costs of ballot access. Your contributions are an investment in the changing of our broken American system, with immeasurable rewards for your children and grandchildren. We are very grateful to those who have helped us get this far…
Listen Up: After Dark Podcast
Open the Debates!
Eli Beckerman, founder of an organization known as “Open the Debates,” drops by to describe this organization and its attempts to establish fair and open presidential debates. Eli describes how the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) is NOT a government-run fair organization. Quite the contrary, it is a privately run group that operates with extreme bias against anyone who is not a part of the political duopoly. Listen
Fairvote Presents “The Future of American Elections”
This is a rebroadcast of a webinar that FairVote presented on Friday, August 28, 2020 entitled, “The Future of American Elections: Making Every Vote Count.” This was a panel discussion headed by David Daley, FairVote’s senior communications fellow and author. Guest panelists include Neal Simon, Rebecca Chavez-Houck and Joshua A. Douglas.
“The Politics Industry” with Katherine Gell
Co-author Katherine describes how the “Five Forces” business framework, originally developed to describe and analyze the nature of competition in for-profit industries, can be used to restructure our political system, thus creating an environment where multiple political parties compete to better serve its customers (citizens)
The Center for Competitive Democracy w/Oliver Hall
The Center for Competitive Democracy was founded in 2005 to strengthen American democracy by increasing electoral competition. CCD works to identify and eliminate barriers to political participation and to secure free, open and competitive elections by fostering active civic engagement in the political process Listen
The Sunrise Movement with Grace Tedder
This group consists largely of younger people whose goal is to stop climate change while creating millions of good jobs in the process. In their words, they are building an army of young people to make climate change an urgent priority across America, end the corrupting influence of fossil fuel executives on our politics, and elect leaders who stand up for the health and well being of all people. Listen
Meet our 2020 State and Local Candidates
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These candidates are those who weathered the storm that is 2020. Obstacles such as COVID, state imposed barriers, and a lack of funding made getting on the ballot for many an insurmountable task. We salute those who tried but didn’t make it this time, we encourage them to try again, and salute those who made it through.
Please tick a candidate profile and make a contribution via their website to further their campaign.