Peoples Party registers In Maine

The People’s Party (previously the Movement for A Peoples Party) has officially registered to be a political party in Maine, the first step towards their goal of being a viable alternative to the Two Major Parties come 2022.

Their State Coordinator Lindsey Weeks was quoted as saying “We are very excited to file today, a lot of Mainers’ work went into getting to this moment. We look forward to the hard work ahead of us to grow this party for the people to success.”

A link to the Peoples Party Website can be found here.

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8 thoughts on “Peoples Party registers In Maine

  1. SocraticGadfly

    Innnteresting. So, per what I said last summer, what does it have to offer, whether on political stances or organizational ones, that the Green Party doesn’t? I asked “Proud Socialist” Ryan that on Twitter. No response at the time.

  2. Fernando Mercado Post author

    Broader appeal.

    I think the fact that folks are willing to risk it on a new party rather than jumping on the Greens should indicate Greens are not doin so hot.

    I’m an Independent Lefty too and will support lefties of all colors; Green, Blue, Red, I just think this could be a good route to go as well especially considering the Greens ain’t exactly working

  3. SocraticGadfly

    Fernando, that may be true. Or it may not.

    But, MPP hasn’t indicated WHY it might be true. And, Ryan and the MPP twitter accounts are radio-silent in response to a new question tweet earlier today.

    I agree that the Greens aren’t working that well. But, again, what secret or not so secret sauce does MPP have to indicate it will do better? And, since I’m not a Democrat, and its founders are mostly DSA Roseys, what’s some of its actual policy stances? I mean, until just a year or two ago, the DSA was indistinguishable from the Dem Party as a whole on Palestine.

    On the flip side, part of how Greens haven’t worked well has been poor communication by the party within the party as well as to the outside. Saw PLENTY of that this year.

    Anyway, I’ll stand by. But, I’m primed to be skeptical, and the burden’s on the MPP to make me unskeptical.

  4. Fernando Mercado Post author

    The 1 advantage they have is that they have a direct correlation to the Bernie movement, the Greens have not been that good at getting the Bernie movement assuming it would be an automatic get. Jill Stein, Kenneth Mejia, and to a lesser degree Howie are the only 1s actually trying to get that.

    The Greens generally still comes off as that environmentalist group that isn’t too good at politics, especially given its most recent prez primary. Wheras the Peoples Party is a clean slate that could be a possible MORENA.

  5. Jared

    With an outspoken House caucus of democratic socialists, a fairly well established ecosocialist Green Party, and a dozen tiny parties across the Marxist spectrum already vying for supporters, how is creating yet another left-wing party a smart electoral strategy?

  6. SocraticGadfly

    Fernando, you’re right on the “Bernie get.” That said, as someone who considers himself an actual leftist, and who knows that Bernie’s “I didn’t vote to invade Iraq” covers up a lot of non-leftist warmongering, like lusting for F35s for the Vermont National Guard … to me, that wasn’t such a big deal. In fact, I found a lot of Berners to have the attitude earlier this year of “Greens, you need to listen to us.” Off-putting.

    @Jared: the late 2016 SPUSA prez candidate Mimi Soltysik lamented left factionalism. A link to his talk about that is in my linked blog post above. That’s why MPP has to sell itself to me. Again, per the above, on foreign as well as domestic policy.

    Another note to Fernando: Having people like Jesse Ventura address its convention this summer was an “anti-sell” as much as anything. We’ll probably continue to respectfully agree to respectfully disagree for some time on the value of MPP.

    As for me, I’ve urged the SPUSA not to already nominate its prez candidate a year early, as it has done in the past. That way, in 2024, if either Jesse or Dario looks like they’ll bigfoot the GP, the SPUSA will have more room to consider alternatives.

  7. Fernando Mercado Post author

    MPP has been doing some alright things, but also some mixed things.

    It looks like they are falling in the same route of other smaller Leftist Groups, look at the bigger more powerful Lefties and trying to destroy them

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