Author Archives: Austin Cassidy

New York Greens Call on Cuomo to Embrace a ‘Progressive Agenda’ in Coming Year

The Green Party of New York has called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to embrace “a progressive agenda for 2021, including Taxing the Rich to fund a Green New Deal COVID relief package, enactment of single payer health care, and passage of long-delayed marijuana legalization including reinvestment in impacted communities.”

In a press release prompted by the governor’s multi-day State of the State address, the Green Party noted they are currently suing the governor “over his law to kill off independent smaller parties.”… Read more ...

Green Party: COVID-19 “Rubs Salt in the Open Wound” of Longstanding Housing Crisis

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE 
FROM THE GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES
Thursday, January 14, 2021

The Green Party of the United States has announced a new congressional petition campaign for party members, candidates and allies to demand a permanent solution to the housing crisis. Greens say the COVID-19 pandemic threatening 40 million people with eviction severely aggravates a longstanding housing crisis.… Read more ...

Ben Schmitz

American Solidarity Party Candidate Qualifies for Wisconsin Senate Special Election

Ben Schmitz of Sun Prairie, a software developer who serves in the National Guard, has filed more than 400 signatures to successfully qualify for a spot on the ballot in an upcoming Wisconsin special election. The contest to fill a vacancy in the District 13 seat of Wisconsin’s State Senate will include 4 Republicans, a Democrat, and 2 minor party candidates.… Read more ...

Lisa Murkowski

Senator Lisa Murkowski Flirts With Independence

Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski didn’t mince words when asked about her thoughts on the embattled president. The Republican Senator has had more than enough of Donald Trump.

“I want him to resign. I want him out. He has caused enough damage,” said Murkowski in a press availability at her Capitol office on Friday.… Read more ...

‘Let’s Party: A Movie to End the Duopoly’ Finds Major Support on Crowdfunding Site

‘Let’s Party’ is the brainchild of indie film director Brad Leo Lyon and is planned to be a hybrid documentary film with elements of narrative story built into it. The film project is currently raising funds via IndieGoGo and over the weekend was ranked as the #1 Trending CREATIVE CAMPAIGN on the popular crowdfunding platform.… Read more ...

First Libertarian to Win a Legislative Election in 20 Years Takes Office Today

Marshall Burt is the first member of a state legislature to be elected as a Libertarian since 2000, and he will be sworn in to his new office on Tuesday, January 12th at 9am Mountain Time. Back in November he defeated a long-time incumbent in a 2-way race to represent Wyoming’s 39th district.… Read more ...

Update: Small Changes Now, Big Plans for IPR’s Future

I was pleased to share yesterday that, as of a couple days ago, I am taking over as the new owner and publisher of Independent Political Report. Today I want to fill everyone in on my plans for the site and share some other background information.

SO WHAT’S THE PLAN?

In the short-term, very little is going to change.… Read more ...

Announcement: IPR is Under New Ownership

Greetings!  My name is Austin Cassidy and I am the new owner of Independent Political Report.

A few of you may remember me as the guy who founded a blog called Third Party Watch back in 2005 and who subsequently sold that site several years later. That sale, for a variety of complicated reasons, would eventually lead to the creation of IPR back in 2008.… Read more ...