Working Families Party to Charter Schools Lobby: Take Down Your Ad and Debate Us

A recent Families for Excellent Schools rally. (Photo: Facebook)

From Ross Barkan at Observer News:

The liberal Working Families Party penned a letter today to Families for Excellent Schools, the powerful pro-charter schools group, demanding they take down a controversial television advertisement and then debate a WFP official about the future of education.… Read more ...

Michigan Greens Welcome Pope’s Efforts for Peace, Justice, and the Environment

Pope Francis

From the Green Party US website:

At their statewide membership meeting in Grayling this weekend, members of the Green Party of Michigan (GPMI) discussed Pope Francis’ visit to the US this week and welcomed the attention he has brought to the inequalities in our economic [and political] system[s] and to our mistreatment of the Earth.… Read more ...

Constitution Party Takes Stand Against Illegal Immigration

The Constitution Party is using banners, brochures and handouts to spread the Party’s message on the precinct level.

From Mark Wachtler at Opposition News:

The Constitution Party is finding success with its Voter ’16 Project. And some of the Party’s newfound popularity is coming from its staunch position against illegal immigration.… Read more ...

Fair Debates lawsuit filed against Commission on Presidential Debates


Supporters are being urged to change their profile images on social media.

Press Release from Our America Initiative: 
Gov. Gary Johnson and Jill Stein Join to Demand Fair Debates

September 29, 2015, Washington, DC – 2012 presidential candidates Gov. Gary Johnson and Jill Stein, along with the Libertarian and Green parties and their vice-presidential candidates, filed a lawsuit in federal court in Washington, DC, today charging that the exclusion of qualified candidates from the general election presidential debates by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) violates federal anti-trust laws.… Read more ...

Ted Cruz names Bob Barr head of outreach effort to Ron Paul supporters and libertarians

via The Iowa Statesman.

Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz today named former U.S. Rep. Bob Barr the National Chair of the “Liberty Leaders for Cruz” coalition. The campaign also released a video of eight leaders in the Liberty movement who are actively working for the Cruz campaign, featuring their personal stories of why they supported Ron Paul, and why in 2016, they support Ted Cruz for President.

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Gennady Stolyarov II: Why Transhumanists Should Not Endorse the Two-Party Political System

Portrait of Gennady Stolyarov II

From Nevada Transhumanist Party Chief Executive Gennady Stolyarov II at The Rational Argumentator:

“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance

Extensive discussions have recently occurred in transhumanist circles on the desirable strategies, tactics, and directions for transhumanist political activity in the United States.… Read more ...

Tax Wall Street Party Welcomes “Putin the Peacemaker” to New York

From the Tax Wall Street Party website:

The Tax Wall Street Party, alone among US political parties or organizations, today welcomes Russia’s President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin to the United States, greeting him as a peacemaker and a friend and benefactor of the American people. This spirited demonstration was viewed by thousands at the corner of 2nd Ave and East 47nd Street, not far from the United Nations Secretariat building, at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza.… Read more ...

Darryl W. Perry on John Boehner’s Resignation and Who Will Replace Him

John Boehner

From Darryl W. Perry at Free Press Publications:

After nearly 5 years as Speaker of the House, John Boehner has announced that he will be stepping down not only as Speaker but as a Congressman as well. This will not only set-up a special election to fill the seat held by Boehner since 1991, but also a special election within the House of Representatives to fill the Speaker role being vacated effective October 30.… Read more ...

Brian Doherty: The Libertarian Party’s Arguments for Suing to Get Into Presidential Debates

Commission_on_Presidential_Debates_logo.svgFrom the Hit & Run Blog at

Positing a “market” in elections and campaigns, the Debate Commission and major parties are alleged to be illegally colluding and creating barriers to entry.

I blogged the other day about early reports on a lawsuit, that will likely be officially filed tomorrow, in which the Libertarian and Green parties (and their last presidential candidates) are suing the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), along with the Republican and Democratic National Committees, and Barack Obama and Mitt Romney to boot (as well as some others associated with CPD).… Read more ...

Kshama Sawant’s Open Letter to President Xi of China

From the Socialist Alternative website:

On September 23, 2015, social justice activists and Socialist Alternative Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant held a press conference to discuss the visit of Chinese President Xi and send him an open letter. While President Xi is meeting with executives from corporations such as Uber, Boeing, Microsoft, Starbucks, Amazon, DuPont, and Pepsi, the violations of rights of workers in both China and the U.S.Read more ...

Indianapolis Socialist Party Protests Stonewall Film

From the Socialist Party website:

The Indianapolis Socialist Party-USA attended a protest against the newlyreleased Stonewall film for its white-washing and bastardization of LGBTQ+ history to fit into a oppressive narrative.

The protest was organized individually by Indy local chairwoman Audrey Bee where chants where given, members of the local LGBTQ+ community spoke, a sign of Stonewall veteran Marsha P.… Read more ...

Pennsylvania Governor Says He Supports SB 495, the Ballot Access Bill

Tom Wolf

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

According to this news story, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf says he supports SB 495, the bill pending in the legislature to ease ballot access for minor parties and independent candidates. Thanks to Larry Otter for the link.

From the article cited, written by Chris Potter:

Ultimately, Mr.… Read more ...