The Alliance Party sent out the following newsletter earlier this month updating email subscribers on the latest party news for this month:
“Own Your Future”
In all that we are doing in targeting and rebranding we have the 2022 elections in our sight. We look to have a strategic plan to target specific seats in both the US House and in state legislatures while also encouraging folks to run for local offices. Elections begin and end with you.
Candidates: Firstly, we need people to run for office. America needs non-professional politicians to represent people just like them, and that means you. We ask that you ponder the idea of running for something.
Sound scary? No worries, we will help you every step of the way from deciding to run, (or not) to getting on the ballot and campaigning. If this sounds interesting, please begin the journey by learning more by clicking here:
Supporters: Running for office not in your cards? No worries. Another important piece of the puzzle is supporters of candidates. We know we cannot compete with the ruling parties in raising money, but we do believe in the power of the people. Please consider making a contribution to our 2022 Campaign Fund. These monies will be earmarked for only our electoral campaigns. Please know we never sell, or give your contact info to any outside group, your privacy is important.
BUILDING THE PARTY
Our 2022 strategy has many moving parts, and they all involve you. After all, a “party” is no more than an organization of people working together toward common goals. That means we need your help. There are two major ways this can happen.
Be a Leader: In order for us to have viable campaigns we need an infrastructure in each state. This begins with leaders. We need people like you to step up and help lead this endeavor of strengthening our infrastructure. No experience, sounds scary? No worries, we have experienced people who will show you how. The first step is finding out more by clicking here:
After losing the Republican nomination at the 1912 convention to William Taft, Teddy Roosevelt formed the Bull Moose Party. The official name was the Progressive Party and was a “third” party until 1920. Teddy Roosevelt was not elected as a Bull Moose candidate but earlier as President he became known as the great “trust buster” using the Sherman Antitrust Act. Additionally he was a dedicated conservationist and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his negotiations to end the Russo-Japanese War. As president he spearheaded the beginning of construction on the Panama Canal.
New York Affiliate
The Alliance Party and the Independent Party of New York have mutually decided to end our formal affiliation. While we both agree on our Why and our shared vision of creating a national alternative party to challenge the status quo, there were misalignments in How to accomplish this goal. We look forward to continued partnership where we can take advantage of synergies to achieve our mutual objectives.
A large part of our work moving forward is in building a party that accurately reflects the American people. In doing so it is imperative that we are inclusive and intentional in the party leadership. To accomplish this we have begun to fill some of the at-large seats on the National Committee allocated in the by-laws with a persons appointed by the National Committee to chair caucuses in an effort to ensure that all groups that traditionally are under represented are well represented with a seat, and a voice, at the table.
The first of these caucus’ to be established is the Alliance Party LGBTQ caucus. Ethan Michelle Ganz has appointed as the Caucus Chair and will sit on the National Committee. She is a non-binary person, activist and advocate for the people. She lives in Houston, TX where she attends the University of St. Thomas where she will graduate in 2021 with a BA in Political Science. In 2019 she ran as an Alliance Party candidate for the Houston City Council. She has since connected with activists and grassroots organizations working with their communities to make a difference.
For more information, and to join the caucus, please contact her at michelle.ganz@
If you are interested in being a leader in another caucus, or have ideas for a caucus please contact our Political Director at tim.cotton@
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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.
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