From an article on the party website, published on February 1st and written by Mark Wachtler:
Building on a surprisingly strong finish in the 2012 Presidential Election, the American Third Position Party has changed its name. Desiring a term that more accurately conveys their focus and mission, party leaders have chosen the name American Freedom Party. Organizers assure members that only the name is changing and the party’s passionate defense of freedom, as well as its platform, will remain the same…
Later in the article Wachtler provides a transcript of an interview he conducted with party national chairman Bill Johnson. A portion of that below:
WACHTLER: The most obvious question is, what’s the official name of the new party and why the name change?
JOHNSON: American Freedom Party. People were confused by the name in this country and across the Atlantic. The board thought that a simpler name might facilitate faster growth…
The logo is being changed. It should be completed shortly. Our positions change and evolve with time and the situation in which we live. However, the name change does not indicate any change in policies, positions or direction.
WACHTLER: What are the party’s plans for the 2013/2014 elections?
JOHNSON: We have candidates running now, even in the off-season. For example, we have School Board candidates and City Council candidates. Many of these elections are non-partisan, but we support their efforts and the candidates are committed to the patriotic/nationalist cause. We are strongest in California and New Jersey.
To read the full article by Wachtler, please go to the following link:
The new American Freedom Party website: