Category Archives: Non-left/right parties

Time Magazine Article on Women Who Ran for President

Victoria Woodhull

Victoria Woodhull

Per Richard Winger at Ballot Access News, Time Magazine has published this article profiling five women NOT named Hillary Clinton who sought the presidency, namely Victoria Woodhull of the Equal Rights Party, Gracie Allen of the Surprise Party, Shirley Chisholm of the Democratic Party, Linda Jenness of the Socialist Workers Party, and Jill Stein of the Green Party.… Read more ...

Oregon Independent Party to Unaffiliated Voters: Don’t Worry, You Can Vote In Our Primary

From Shawn M. Griffiths at the Independent Voter Network:

The Independent Party of Oregon (IPO), which recently gained major-party status in the state, has reportedly told Oregon’s secretary of state that it will allow unaffiliated voters to participate in its state-funded primary election. Imagine the irony if it didn’t.… Read more ...

Massachusetts Pirate Party: Tell Senators Warren & Markey to Oppose CISA

From the Massachusetts Pirate Party website:

Yet again, Congress is trying to ram through a new network security bill that is long on surveillance and light on privacy protection.

Like the CISPA bill of years past, CISA, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (S.754), would allow companies to disclose data to the government without warrant.… Read more ...

Gatewood Galbraith Running for Governor of Kentucky

The original Gatewood Galbraith

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

Kentucky and Mississippi are the only two states that elect Governors this year. According to this story, an independent candidate will try to collect the 5,000 signatures needed to get on the ballot for Governor of Kentucky. The signatures are due August 11.… Read more ...

North Carolina Ballot Access Bill Introduced

John B. Anderson

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On April 1, several North Carolina Representatives introduced HB 509, which improves ballot access for newly-qualifying parties and independent candidates. Current law for new parties and statewide independents requires a petition of 2% of the last gubernatorial vote, which is now 89,366 signatures.… Read more ...

Jesse Ventura will not run for President: “Not now and not ever”

Jesse Ventura has been a rumored Reform, Libertarian and/or Independent candidate for president in 2000 (perhaps before that too, although we haven’t been able to verify this), 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016. He has yet to ever actually run for President, but articles speculating about whether he will or not, and under which party label if any, continue to draw a lot of attention at IPR and elsewhere.… Read more ...

Tentative Minutes of 2015 COFOE Board Meeting Available Online

Ballot Access News:

The Coalition for Free & Open Elections (COFOE) is a very loose coalition of most of the nation’s active nationally-organized minor parties, along with other organizations that care about their election law problems. It was founded in 1985 in New York city. The Board meets in person once per year.

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Reform Party Seeking Professional Fundraisers

reformFrom the Reform Party of the United States website:

The Reform Party of the United States is building its fundraising network, and focusing on raising money. As the party grows, it will need more capital to fund outreach, candidates and ballot access. To help build this network, the Reform Party is doing research on professional fundraisers.… Read more ...

Carl Person sues to overturn Bloomberg’s NYC bike lanes

Carl Person

article from NY Daily News: 

Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s legacy of installing pedestrian malls, bike lanes and bicycle rental stations on city streets is under attack in a lawsuit filed Friday in Manhattan Supreme Court.

Carl Person, the former Libertarian Party candidate for state attorney general, says the measures are illegal because the mayor never did an environmental impact statement as required by law.

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