The Alliance Party sent out the following newsletter Monday updating email subscribers on the latest party news for this month:
The Alliance Party wishes you a
Happy and Safe Holiday Season
As 2020 comes to a close we reflect on our successes and upon our learning opportunities in order to properly move forward into 2021 and beyond.
As the year began we had not expected to jump into the Presidential election arena, but our successes as of that point brought the opportunity to us. By the end of Spring we were fully engaged in implementing a viable national campaign. When the ballot access dust had cleared we had 25 states where voters could select the Alliance presidential candidate-and, of those, 15 states provided ballot recognition for our candidate
In addition we began with numerous candidates at varying levels in many states; however, the COVID restrictions made the already onerous requirements for third party candidates in some states to get on the ballot nearly impossible. Nonetheless, in spite of this, we did have some outstanding candidates manage to run in a number of races
Here are the updated results as of December 1:
The Alliance Grows: First and foremost, it should be noted that the Alliance Party finished 5th overall, nationally, in a field of 36. Our state candidates demonstrated with their outstanding performances that our message resonates, and how important state and local candidates are.
Early in the year the third largest party in the state, the Independent Party of Connecticut joined the alliance as the official Connecticut State Party of the Alliance Party.
We gained much national exposure whereby the ‘Alliance Party’ name was in the hands of millions who received a ballot. We are also listed as a key player in sites such as Wikipedia, where we had no listings before.
Another result of our participation in this election cycle is a merger with the American Delta Party, gaining us a ballot qualified affiliate in Delaware. We also added a ballot qualified affiliate in Mississippi and established a new one in Rhode Island. Two weeks ago the Reform Party of Florida voted unanimously to join us as the official Alliance Party affiliate in the State of Florida. We have gained many supporters, new leaders and are in dialogue with other parties regarding potential future mergers. We already have some candidates for 2022, and are looking for candidates in VA and NJ for 2021.
Breaking News: The Independence Party of New York has officially joined the alliance as the New York party affiliate of the Alliance Party
The Independence Party of New York is the largest state third party political organization in the nation with nearly 600,000 members.
Looking Forward: 2021 will be dedicated to expanding and strengthening our grassroots state affiliate system to ensure that we have the foundation to enable our local, state, and federal candidates to compete effectively with the representatives of a duopoly that continues to cause harm to our nation.
Building a strong support system for our expanding group of state leaders and volunteers will be an important part of our work in 2021.
If you are interested in being a leader in this historic movement at the state or local level please tick HERE.
Listen Up: After Dark Podcast
Did you know the Alliance has its own podcast? Thanks to volunteer hosts and producers Dan Schaefer and Greg Russo. New After Dark: The Alliance Radio Hour podcasts are posted on Sundays .
- Independence Party of New York’s State Chair Frank MacKay Frank MacKay, Chairman of the Independence Party of New York talks about the Independence Party and its history and influence in New York State politics, as well as politics for the entire nation. . . Listen
Election Review This week we briefly review how well the Alliance Party performed in the recent election. The Alliance Party had a presidential candidate this year as well as a number of “down-ballot” elections in South Carolina, Minnesota and the state of Washington Listen
- Energy Policy The team at the Alliance Party After Dark discusses energy and environmental policy. With a new presidential administration about to come online in January, there’s concern over whether they will be influenced more by the Green New Deal or by the forces of “Business As Usual.” The Green New Deal may appear fairly idealistic and festooned with a lot of unrelated progressive ideas, yet it does serve as a canvas upon which to begin constructing a new path forward into an energy efficient and fair economy. But will it actually make a positive difference in our lives? It’s hard to say, but it’s certainly a great and timely topic to discuss during this transitional time. Listen
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