Category Archives: Third parties, general

Melinda Pillsbury-Foster: The Commission for Presidential Debates is a Private Organization

Melinda Pillsbury-Foster is the executive vice president of Rebuild America and a former member of the Libertarian National Committee.  She submitted the following article for publication. 

How would you like to change America’s Political Landscape, turning it toward the free mammarket?  Read on.

The Commission for Presidential Debates is a private organization.  Read more ...

Movement for a Peoples Party announces Marianne Williamson and Mike Gravel as speakers

Former Senator Mike Gravel and Author Marianne Williamson, both of whom ran for the Democratic Nomination in 2020, have been announced as speakers at the 2020 Peoples Convention. The goal of which is to discuss the idea of forming a Progressive Independent Party and their game plan for 2022 and 2024.… Read more ...

Life and Liberty Party Nominates First Presidential Ticket

The Life and Liberty Party has nominated its first ever presidential ticket. At its national convention held on June 27, 2020, J.R. Myers and Tiara Lusk were nominated as the Life and Liberty Party Presidential and Vice Presidential nominees, respectively.

J. R. Myers ran for Constitution Party President in 2016, but ultimately fell short to Darrell Castle who received 54% of the vote on the first ballot at the Constitution Party National Convention.… Read more ...

BET Co-Founder Bob Johnson Urges Black Lives Matter to Form Political Party

In the following open letter from last week, multi-millionaire Bob Johnson, the co-founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET) and former majority owner of the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats (now Charlotte Hornets), encourages the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement to form a political party. Earlier this month, Johnson called for $14.7 trillion in reparations for Black people. Read more ...

Working Families Party Files Lawsuit Against New York’s Tougher Definition of “Political Party”

Ballot Access News:

On May 29, the Working Families Party filed a federal lawsuit against the definition of a qualified party that passed on April 1, 2020. Hurley v Kosinski, s.d., 1:20cv-4148. The new definition requires a party to pass the vote test every two years instead of every four years.… Read more ...

This weekend: Libertarian Party to be first party on the ballot in most states to hold virtual convention for presidential nomination

LP.org:

Jim Galloway, political reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the 19th most popular news website in the country, wrote the following opinion piece on the upcoming Libertarian Party national convention on May 19, 2020:

Over the weekend, U.S. Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan decided that he wouldn’t make a run for president under the Libertarian Party banner after all.

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IPR celebrates its 12th year combating the duopoly

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12 years ago today, the Independent Political Report first went online to fill in the void that the demise of Third Party Watch brought. In its dozen year existence it has served as a hub for Third Party Politicians and activists across the political spectrum to combat the Two Party Duopoly of the United States in it’s own unique way.… Read more ...

Free & Equal Elections: Introducing United We Stand Sessions

Free & Equal Elections yesterday sent the following email to supporters to introduce its new web series: 

Free & Equal Elections is launching United We Stand Sessions, a new web series that will feature thought leaders live every Wednesday at 9am Pacific and led by Free & Equal founder Christina Tobin.… Read more ...

Free & Equal Presidential Debate (March 4, 2020)

Embedded below is the Free & Equal Presidential Debate (uploaded to YouTube in two parts) held March 4 in Chicago, Illinois:

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Free And Equal Elections to host Minor Party Debate March 4th

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Electoral reform organization, Free & Equal Elections is set to host a multi-party open Presidential Debate on March 4th, co-hosted by Open the Debates, an organization with similar intentions.

All 2020 Presidential candidates are invited to participate, however only 18 have been confirmed to attend:

    • Robert Ardini, Republican Party
    • Ken Armstrong, Libertarian Party
    • Don Blankenship, Constitution Party
    • Brian Carroll, American Solidarity Party
    • Mark Charles, Independent
    • Souraya Faas, Libertarian Party
    • Erik Gerhardt, Libertarian Party
    • Howie Hawkins, Green Party
    • Zoltan Istvan, Republican Party
    • Jo Jorgensen, Libertarian Party
    • Adam Kokesh, Libertarian Party
    • Charles Kraut, Constitution Party
    • Gloria La Riva, Party for Socialism and Liberation
    • J.R.
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Familiar Names Announced for 2020 Lesser-Known Presidential Candidates Forum

I have received the names of the presidential candidates scheduled to participate in the 2020 Lesser-Known Presidential Candidates Forum this Tuesday at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire.  Participants include several candidates familiar to those of us who follow third party and independent politics, including former college football coach (and 2012 Constitution Party and Reform Party presidential candidate) Robby Wells, trans-humanist (and former 2020 Libertarian Party presidential candidate) Zoltan Istvan, and others.… Read more ...

Hillary Clinton Accuses Jill Stein of Being a Russian Asset

 

During an appearance on the David Plouffe’s Campaign HQ podcast, former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, accused 2012 and 2016 Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein of being a Russian asset.  Clinton also accused the Russians of “grooming” a current Democratic presidential candidate, presumably Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, to be a 2020 third party candidate and spoil the election in favor of President Donald Trump.… Read more ...