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Alliance Party: 2021 – A Year in Review

The Alliance Party sent out the following release Friday reviewing the party’s activities during the year 2021.  The party previously sent out a monthly newsletter but I have not received it via email since June 2021.  Additionally, I previously placed the party in the IPR category Non-left/right parties, but this release specifically disavows that label.  They refer to themselves as left wing and so now are categorized as Socialist/left parties.

As 2021 comes to a close we thought it would be a good idea to take a look back and share the vision for 2022.

Coming out of the 2020 election, where we finished 5th nationally in total votes, we began the year with a change in leadership. Vice Chair and one of the party founders Michael Burger retired. National Committee member Jonathan Etheridge was selected to fill this position. National Chair Jim Rex semi-retired with a move to National Chair Emeritus. Our vice-presidential candidate Darcy Richardson was selected to fill this position.

We created opportunities to grow our party both organically through the creation of new Alliance Party affiliates in Tennessee, Kentucky and Mississippi, as well as through affiliation with established state parties such as the American Delta Party of Delaware, and the Reform Party of Florida.

We began the year with the theme of “Intentionality”, meaning that everything we do would be with a purpose and with the intention of moving forward toward our goals. We have remained true to this.

Due to Darcy’s personal and health concerns we made a switch at the top in March. Jonathan Etheridge became the National Chair and Darcy became Vice Chair.

In our intentionality we spent the first three months studying election results, trends and set the goal of becoming the party of the future rather than the next election. A massive undertaking ensued which culminated in a re-brand with new messaging which allowed us to target the voters of the near and distant future.

In April we revealed this new brand with a new logo which has proven to be successful in reaching and attracting our targets as we moved into different social media platforms. Although our unique approach makes it hard for us to be labeled, thankfully, this new look took us out of what most might call the ‘centrist’ position on the political spectrum with a move to what others might call the “left”. Countless studies demonstrated the future voter is making a parallel move.

This allowed us to rightly proclaim ourselves as the “Party of the Future” leaving the Republican Party and its minor party allies to target the “right” and the Democrats to target the “Center”. There is no other party which seeks to elect a different kind of politician; one that term limits themselves and works for the people and not corporations or special interests while leading with an agenda that is both progressive, rational and rooted in common sense for all people. With this we can empower the people to control their own destiny asking everyone to forsake the ways of the past, but instead to “Own Your Future”.

Coming out of the summer we had great candidates that did a wonderful job.

As the year wound down we began to turn our attention to 2022.

We look to build local “chapters”, if you will, that will create networks of state committees expanding our influence and exposure to new people and like minded organizations.

With this we seek to gain National political status with the FEC by running federal candidates in many states, as well as help state affiliates achieve recognition in their respective states. A successful 2022 will aid us in a successful bid for influence in the 2024 election.

We know your asking, How Can I Help?

  • 1. Follow us on social media   Facebook   Twitter   Instagram
  • 2. Spread the Word About the Alliance Party
  • 3. Make a One-Time Donation HERE
  • 4. Make a Monthly Recurring Donation of $10/month (or some other amount) HERE
  • 5. Help Organize a Local Chapter HERE
  • 6. Recruit Others to Run HERE
  • 7. Run for Office in 2022 HERE

The one thing you don’t want to do is nothing!…

25 Comments

  1. Jared Jared January 2, 2022

    Pretty sad to see the Alliance Party take such a sharply progressive turn. The AP went from wanting to be a big tent for pragmatic moderates, center-left and center-right, who are fed up with this polarized political culture to becoming a party whose platform could have been penned by Elizabeth Warren. At least they have the decency now to stop calling themselves centrist. I’d speculate there was some maneuvering by a leftist faction to take over leadership of the party and radically alter its course, but maybe someone else here can explain why this happened.

  2. Ed Johnson Ed Johnson January 2, 2022

    I hope everyone here will pardon my ignorance, but I hadn’t heard of them before. Honestly, I don’t know what they are thinking. Too far left for the Democrats is the most overcrowded space among minor parties, especially in proportion to demand.

  3. William Saturn William Saturn Post author | January 2, 2022

    Does anyone know if right-winger Joe Wendt is still involved with this party?

  4. Andy Andy January 2, 2022

    “William SaturnPost author
    January 2, 2022 at 21:37
    Does anyone know if right-winger Joe Wendt is still involved with this party?”

    Maybe Joe got up and Wendt, again. He has done a lot of party and ideology hopping.

  5. Jared Jared January 3, 2022

    Ed: “Too far left for the Democrats is the most overcrowded space among minor parties, especially in proportion to demand.”

    Absolutely right. And they’re all so boring. Too extreme for the American electorate, yet not radical in any interesting way.

  6. Ishan Ishan January 3, 2022

    I wonder what will be the next centrist party to form and I wonder what even is the point of the Alliance Party, especially since the Greens are like the only active non-Marxist-Leninist/Trot left of the Democrats party.

  7. Fernando Mercado Fernando Mercado January 3, 2022

    I heavily doubt this is anything more than a branding thing: their site still has the same old Centrist Platitudes hanging around. They just realized that more popular people take the Centrist Label thus making them irrelevant. The Forward Party being what comes to mind, given that they literally looked exactly the same outside of the name and the millionare running them

  8. Traditionalist Traditionalist January 4, 2022

    Mr. Mercado,

    Is the purpose of third parties to create political pressure to move policy in some discernible direction, or are they social clubs for adults who were excluded from treehouse clubs and schoolyard cliques as children? If the former, wouldn’t they welcome the arrival of reinforcing troops at their position, and merge under the same command, say as the Forward Alliance Party? Switching their position upon the arrival of new troops instead would seem to indicate that they never sincerely held it, would it not?

  9. E Pluribus Unum E Pluribus Unum January 4, 2022

    To respond to u, it would make sense to merge but in practice all Minor Parties are essentially personality cults. Alliance to Roque, Forward to Yang, Libertarians to Ron Paul, etc

  10. Jared Jared January 4, 2022

    The Libertarian Party is a Ron Paul cult? That’s news to me. The LP Mises Caucus, well, maybe.

  11. E Pluribus Unum E Pluribus Unum January 4, 2022

    The bigger a minor party gets the less culty they get: GP & LP are big enough to escape it

  12. Andy Andy January 5, 2022

    “E Pluribus Unum
    January 4, 2022 at 15:34
    To respond to u, it would make sense to merge but in practice all Minor Parties are essentially personality cults. Alliance to Roque, Forward to Yang, Libertarians to Ron Paul, etc”

    I don’t think that Rocky is really involved in the Alliance Party. I think it was more of a case where he used them for ballot access in a couple of state, and that in return he may have used their ballot label in a few other states where he financed a ballot access drive out of his pocket.

  13. Jack Jack January 5, 2022

    The American Solidarity Party is not a personality cult, and neither is the Socialism and Liberation Party. I wouldn’t have classified the Alliance Party that way either. The Alliance Party never made much sense as it was an amalgamation of various other state parties that had ballot access and basically no platform.

  14. Jared Jared January 6, 2022

    They didn’t have much of one until recently. Now the Alliance Party’s platform falls somewhere in between the Democrats and the Greens.

    Their Wikipedia entry still identifies them as “centrist,” but a quick glance at the page history reveals a little edit war over ideological labeling. Whoever hawkishly manicures the Wiki article apparently prefers the old centrist branding, however disingenuous it is.

    Have any of the state parties that joined prior to the progressive transformation chosen to disaffiliate?

  15. E Pluribus Unum E Pluribus Unum January 7, 2022

    Jack: The PSL is a personality cult. Every Communist party is, they are Marxist-Lenninists, literally the most culty Left-Wing Ideology

    And the ASP is part of a real cult. The cult of Christianity

  16. Traditionalist Traditionalist January 7, 2022

    Please define cult. How is the world’s greatest religion, which has stood the test of two millennia and represents billions of believers, a “cult”?

  17. Nathan Norman Nathan Norman January 7, 2022

    Are Islam and Judaism also cults?

  18. E Pluribus Unum E Pluribus Unum January 7, 2022

    Oxford Dictionary:
    Cult:
    “a system of religious veneration and devotion directed toward a particular figure or object.”

    All religions are cults, it tells u to believe in their made up flibbity-floo to get into heaven. The “IS JUDAISM AND ISLAM CULTS” is not an own, it just reminds people: “Oh yeah, Norman is a White Supremacist”

  19. Nathan Norman Nathan Norman January 7, 2022

    Christianity is not exclusively white so asking a question in defense of it is not white supremacy.

  20. E Pluribus Unum E Pluribus Unum January 7, 2022

    U didn’t do a “defense of cristianity” u immediately jumped to the religion that is stereotypically depicted as “Brown” and Judaism, the religion that has faced the most persecution in history.

    Also, u just are a White Supremacist. I know who u are lol

  21. Nathan Norman Nathan Norman January 7, 2022

    The only person talking about race is you.

    There are many black and white Muslims. The only religion that is almost exclusively “brown” is Hinduism. It’s a great religion you probably should research it but you think it’s just a cult.

  22. Nathan Norman Nathan Norman January 8, 2022

    Democrats are obsessed with race.

  23. Traditionalist Traditionalist January 8, 2022

    E,

    Your definition of all religions as cults renders the word meaningless; it just becomes an epithet for religion. As generally understood, cults are groups which demand total compliance from their members, ruling every aspect of their lives in a totalitarian way, set up at odds from society as a whole. They can present themselves as new religions, denominations within larger and more established religions, psychotherapy, political groups, and so on.

    The common element is that they typically minimize or cut off the interaction of cult members with those outside the cult. Often, they will require all of a cult member’s earnings, if they are allowed to work outside the cult. They may well prefer to have cult members working or living communally. Cult members are typically required to subject themselves, and often their children, to the sexual whims of cult leaders. They are frequently cut off from friends, family members, and neighbors who are not part of the cult. Independent thinking or any questions or doubts are not allowed.

    While you are at it, please also define White Supremacist. If you’re going to go around throwing about such loaded terms, please explain what they mean to you, and if you accuse people of being such, please present your evidence. If I would like my descendants a thousand years from now to still be White does that make me a White Supremacist? If I believe that the people indigenous to Europe created a great civilization which ought to be preserved, does that make me a White Supremacist? If I believe Jesus Christ died for our sins and is the only way to salvation is that a reason for you to call me a White Supremacist? What exactly did Mr. Norman say or do for you to brand him thus?

  24. Andy Andy January 8, 2022

    Traditionalist said: “While you are at it, please also define White Supremacist.”

    Most of the people disparaged for being “white supremacists” are actually not even really white supremacists.

    “White supremacists” and “racist” and “bigot” are so overused, and misused, that these terms are losing their meaning.

  25. Traditionalist Traditionalist January 10, 2022

    Andy is correct. I’d still be interested in E’s replies to my questions.

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