Author Archives: Fernando Mercado

About Fernando Mercado

The host of the Progressive Oriented YouTube Channel E Pluribus Unum, which has the main focus of educating people on Minor Parties, their history, and their candidates alongside the latest political news of the day. So when an 12 Year Old Website with that same goal says they needed new writers, I felt the need to carry this torch.

Norman Thomas: The Socialist Minister

On this day 136 years ago, Norman Mattoon Thomas was born in Marion, Ohio. Being the first of six kids, Norman was always held to a high standard. Especially in a heavily Presbyterian household, becoming a minister in New York. His religious upbringing led him to become a conscientious objector during the first world war, which directly pushed him working with Socialist Party’s campaigns, due to them having an radical pacifist platform.… Read more ...

Floyd Olson: Radical Turned ‘Greatest Governor’

On this day 130 years ago: Floyd Bjørnstjerne Olson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to an immigrant working class family. He spent his early life working odd jobs that ended up pushing him into the arms of the Industrial Workers of the World, where he began being introduced to more radical ideas of politics, while perusing a law degree.… Read more ...

Henry Wallace: The Original #DemExit-er

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On this day 133 years ago, Henry Agard Wallace was born. Wallace would gain a very longstanding legacy in US Political History thanks to the ruling political establishments demonization of his politics.

Wallace began his career as the Secretary of Agriculture under President Franklin Roosevelt, where he played a vital part in passing the Agricultural Adjustment Act, being an outspoken voice to Roosevelts Left.… Read more ...

Hiram Johnson: An Irreconcilable Progressive

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On this day 155 years ago Hiram Johnson was born to Annie De Montfredy and 1 term representative Grove Lawrence Johnson. While Hiram spent a lot of his time in public life as a member of the Republican Party, he has a large impact on the minor party political sphere that should not be overlooked as well.… Read more ...

Minor Party Nominees in the New Jersey Gubernatorial Election

While Virginia’s Gubernatorial Election will only have one other candidate to challenge the two Party Duopoly, the one in New Jersey has three other opposition candidates to the two major parties in November. Barring any electoral challenges much like NJWeedman.

Gregg Mele - BallotpediaOn the right side of the aisle we have lawyer Gregg Mele of the Libertarian Party.… Read more ...

@PrinBlandingVA to be the only 3rd Party Candidate for Virginia Governor

Princess Blanding, Sister of Marcus-David Peters, Announces Campaign for Governor | RVA MagStickers- Princess Blanding For Governor | Princess Blanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Princess Blanding, an activist whose brother was tragically murdered by a Police Officer during a mental health crisis, shall be the only minor party candidate on the ballot in the upcoming Virginia Gubernatorial race.

She will be the nominee of the newly created Liberation Party, who according to their website who describes themselves as an independent party that rebuilds and establishes communities by creating generational wealth, dismantling racist systems, fostering sociocultural enlightenment, and claiming our rightful political positions to ensure Black Liberation.”Read more ...

Barry Commoner: The Progressive Ecologist

Barry Commoner, environmental pioneer, dies at 95 | Obituaries | stltoday.com

On this day 103 years ago, ecologist Barry Commoner was born. Commoner was not primarily known for his political activism, but his primary job as a cellular biologist influenced his political outlook in regards to the rising concerns regarding the environment.

Being dissatisfied with the Carter administrations lackluster response to environmental concerns, Commoner decided to create a new political party to bring these concerns to light called The Citizens Party.… Read more ...

Marion Butler: A North Carolina Populist

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On this day 158 years ago, North Carolina Senator Marion Butler was born. Butler was NC’s only Senator to be affiliated with a Minor Party, The Peoples Party. Over the course of his career, Butler managed to become one of the most notable and yet still generally unknown members of the Party.… Read more ...

The ‘Independent-Green Party’ Are Not Your Friends

In the 2020 Green Party Presidential Primary, lesser known candidate Chad Wilson who was dissatisfied with the process, decided he would create a new Political Party, known as the Independent Green Party. The goal of the group were to form a coalition of the people who did not support the GP’s 2020 nominee Howie Hawkins, particularly the individuals who were supportive of the movement to draft Jesse Ventura, and they intend to draft him for their nomination in 2024.… Read more ...

Legal Marijuana Now Party founds MAGA Patriots Party of Nebraska

Mark G. Elworth: marijuana activist and perennial candidate has announced his intentions to create a second political party in his home state of Nebraska, under the name “MAGA Patriots Party”.

In a Facebook Post, Elworth has stated his intentions for forming this new party was to “get real people in office” and that he was still committed to getting the Legal Marijuana Now Party on the ballot.… Read more ...

Our Revolution LA Disaffiliates with People’s Party

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Just as the People’s Party announces it has registered as a party in California, Our Revolution Los Angeles, one of their largest allies in the states has chosen to disaffiliate from their coalition.

In a statement released February 7th, Our Revolution LA cites undemocratic leadership elections, lack of transparency, and toxic behavior in regards to dissent as the primary reasons for the disaffiliation.… Read more ...

Movement For A Peoples Party is the new Union Party

There has been a lot of talk about Movement For A Peoples Party in regards to recent actions they have taken that have been seen as undermining the Left by going hard against AOC and the Squad while cozying up to less than desirable people, all the while I was thinking is there a way to sum it up and there happens to be just that: MPP is the new Union Party.Read more ...