Category Archives: Non-left/right parties

Modern Whig Party: National Security Before Politics

From the MWP website:

With the deadline looming to continue funding the Department of Homeland Security without interruption, millions of American citizens are growing increasingly concerned about the safety of our nation. In the face of continuous terrorist threats, the prospect of the government department most directly tasked with preventing their execution being de-funded over a policy unrelated its central mission is unthinkable to the vast majority.… Read more ...

Pirate Party: Kim Dotcom to Sell Out Digital Rights in the US

Image CC-BY-SA Pirate Times

Posted at in December 2014.

The announcement of launching a US arm to ‘the Internet Party’ (by Mega founder Kim Dotcom) seems, on its face, quite good news. A rich, media-savvy person who understands technology getting into the US political scene to stir things up and fight for digital rights, and freedoms; sounds great, right?… Read more ...

Op-Ed Discusses Independent Party of Oregon’s Impact on 2016 Election

independent-oregonFrom Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

This op-ed in The Oregonian discusses the Independent Party’s impact on the Oregon elections of 2016. The author, Tim Nesbitt, speculates that because the Independent Party will probably have a government-administered primary, and because the Oregon Independent Party will let independent voters vote in its primary, that may put pressure on the two major parties to also let independent voters vote in their primaries.… Read more ...

Massachusetts Pirate Steve Revilak Runs for Arlington Town Meeting

Steve Revilak presenting GnuPG at Northeastern University Cryptoparty

From the Massachusetts Pirate Party website:

Steve Revilak, long time activist as well as our quartermaster and champion FOIA submitter, will be running for Arlington town meeting on March 28th. He handed in his signatures at the beginning of February with plenty of time for the February 7th deadline.… Read more ...

Reform Party of North Carolina Releases Statement on Coal Ash Spill

reformFrom the Reform Party website:

The North Carolina state government has failed in its handling of the Duke Energy coal ash spill. This failure was caused by cronyism and Duke Energy’s ties to the McCrory administration. Due to his relationship with Duke Energy, McCrory’s judgment was impaired, and his ability to lead jeopardized.… Read more ...

US Pirate Party applauds FCC rules on Net Neutrality and Community Broadband


The United States Pirate Party is overjoyed that both Net Neutrality and Community Broadband measures passed the FCC today.

The Net Neutrality proposal comes from almost 8 years of wrangling with the FCC, starting from research in 2007 that showed Comcast to be interfering with people attempting to use the BitTorrent protocol, regardless of content.… Read more ...

Fundraiser for New Reform Party Website Successful

reformFrom Nicholas Hensley at the Reform Party website:

The Reform Party’s recent efforts to raise money for a new website were successful. The party raised twice as much as it needed for the new website. The expenditures were approved on Monday Night’s executive meeting, and development of the new website will begin immediately.… Read more ...

Reform Party starts new facebook page

Nicholas Hensley via IPR facebook group:

The Reform Party started a new Facebook page. It supports their online store and is a commercial social networking page that supports auctions, raffles and other fundraising items. The Reform Party has decided to put effort into fundraising going into 2016, and is trying to build a campaign war chest, something it didn’t have in 2008 or 2012.… Read more ...

Independent Party of Oregon gains major-party status


via the Statesman Journal:

It’s official: Oregon has become the only state in the country with three major political parties.

Secretary of State Kate Brown announced Monday afternoon that the Independent Party of Oregon has enough members to be a major party, on par with the Republican and Democratic parties.

As of Feb.

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Jim Cook at Irregular Times investigates Americans Elect reemerging as Level the Playing Field

Jim Cook has been doing investigative reporting for the better part of a decade about Americans Elect and their previous incarnation as Unity ’08. In the last several days he has posted a trio of articles about the organization’s latest incarnation as Level the Playing Field:

Americans Elect returns as the Level the Playing Field Foundation (and Mystery Follows)

A tip of the pen to Richard Winger of Ballot Access News, who broke the leading edge of this story:

Americans Elect is back.

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New York Conservative Party is Unhappy that Rob Astorino is Going Ahead with “Reform Party”

Rob Astorino

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

This article says that Rob Astorino, the Republican nominee for Governor of New York last year, is going ahead with plans to change the name of his puppet party, “Stop Common Core Party”, to “Reform Party.” The story also says the Conservative Party of New York asked him not do this, but to no effect.… Read more ...

California disqualifies Americans Elect; 1787 for America winds down toward oblivion


Ballot Access News:

The California Secretary of State has determined that Americans Elect is no longer a qualified party in California. This is because it neither has enough registrations to qualify, nor did it poll 2% for any statewide race in the June 2014 primary. It did have a candidate for Lieutenant Governor, Alan Reynolds, on the June 2014 ballot, but he polled 1.34%.

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