Tag Archives: Socialist Party

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 ...

Socialist Samantha Pree-Stinson Elected to the Minneapolis Board of Estimate and Taxation

Socialist Party member Samantha Pree-Stinson was elected to the Minneapolis Board of Estimate and Taxation on November 2, 2021. She received 29,495 votes, finishing in second place for a position in which the top 2 candidates are elected.

Pree-Stinson, then affiliated with the Green Party, received more than 10% of the vote in a 2017 bid for a seat on the Minneapolis city council.… Read more ...

Time Capsule: Aging Norman Thomas Placed a Socialist on New York City’s Ballot

The following is excerpted from Darcy G. Richardson’s new “The Lowest Ebb: Norman Thomas and America’s Minor Parties in 1944,” available at Amazon and other booksellers.

Still battling the two-headed Goliath, an aging Norman M. Thomas — a six-time candidate for the presidency on the Socialist Party ticket — filed nominating petitions to place the name of Richard F.… Read more ...

Elijah Manley enters the 2020 Presidential Election

Elijah Manley, who ran for the Green Party nomination in 2016 despite being 16 at the time has announced his intentions to run for President in 2020. After being asked he clarified that he was seeking the Socialist Party USA’s Nomination, while being open to running for the Green Party Nomination as well.… Read more ...

Press release: Socialist Party Presidential Ticket Will Be on Michigan Ballot

Socialist Party of Michigan:

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The Presidential Ticket Will Also Be Joined by Socialist Party State House Candidate Michael Anderson (70th district)

For Immediate Release
August 7, 2016
Official Presidential Campaign Website: www.rev16.us

LANSING – The 2016 Socialist Party USA presidential campaign of Emidio “Mimi” Soltysik and vice presidential running mate Angela Nicole Walker will be included among the six presidential tickets appearing on Michigan’s ballot this November.… Read more ...

Federico Garcia: Why I have not felt the Bern – Reflections on perspectives for the American left

Federico Garcia is a blogger living in Italy who is interested in American third party politics. He published the following article at the American Third Party Report on August 10th:

The Democratic National Convention of Philadelphia is now in the history, but the most iconic event of the entire meeting has been the Bernie Sanders’ endorsement of Hillary Clinton against all the odds, even after the scandal of DNC leaked emails.… Read more ...

Milwaukee Libertarians: GOP debate proves Broadcasters Assn. ban on third-party candidates is unjustified

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Press Release via the Libertarian Party of Milwaukee County:

Milwaukee Libertarians: GOP debate proves Broadcasters Assn. ban on third-party candidates is unjustified

For the past two decades, the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association has exercised a monopoly on organizing general election debates between candidates for Governor and Senator. In that time, they have not once allowed any candidate other than the Republican and Democratic nominees to participate.… Read more ...

Lt. Gov. candidate Brian Jones on 2014 Green campaign in NY: ‘Building a strong, independent political movement is the hard work that lies before us’

Brian Jones was the Green Party candidate for Lieutenant Governor in New York in 2014.  Together with gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins, Jones received almost 5 percent of the vote, in one of the most well-organized and visible Green Party campaigns in 2014.  In a post on the leftist website The Jacobin, Jones reflects on running an openly socialist campaign that sought to create an independent, working class alternative to the two major parties.… Read more ...

Third Party Primary Candidate Profiled by FoxNews

FoxNews.com is not exactly known for its friendliness towards third party or independent candidates. However, they published this extensive profile of several third party primary candidates who will be on the ballot in California. Amongst the candidates profiles are Green Party candidate Roseanne Barr, American Independent Party candidate Edward Noonan, and Socialist Party candidate Stewart Alexander.… Read more ...

Peace and Freedom Party National Organizing Committee Meets This Weekend

The Peace and Freedom Party has been a ballot-qualified third party in California since 1968 (with a brief exception from 1999-2003). The party has, for a few decades, existed almost solely within the borders of California. However, when the party first began it was national in scope, though never more powerful anywhere else than in California.… Read more ...

Ballot Access News: Minor Parties Run More Legislative Candidates in New Jersey This Year Than in 2009

Ballot Access News:

New Jersey elects its state legislators in odd years. This year, New Jersey’s active minor parties have more candidates for the Assembly (the lower house) than they did two years ago. Libertarians have candidates in four districts this year, whereas the party only had candidates in a single Assembly district in 2009.… Read more ...

Ballot Access News: Socialist Party Member Elected to Detroit Citizens’ District Council

From Ballot Access News:

On April 5, Detroit elected members of Citizens’ District Councils in non-partisan elections. The city has 19 districts for this office, and each district elects six members every year, for three year terms. Each council has 18 members.

Matt Erard, a leader of the Socialist Party, was elected this year in the Downtown District.

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