Archive for March 2017

National Organizing Call – Day of Action this Saturday

On this week’s call, we discussed our National Day of Action this Saturday, April 1.  Supporters across the country will be collecting signatures for the petition to Bernie. Visual media-graphics producer Darryl Daniels introduced how you can help with the Draft Bernie supporter video montage.  California State Lead Bobbi Ratley discusses ways to get petitions signed at locals…

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Listen to Our First Organizing Call With Director-Producer Josh Fox

Let’s get this show on the road! In our Organize section you’ll find everything you need to help Draft Bernie. Start with our Organizing Action Items sheet to see what you can do. As director-producer Josh Fox said, “We all know why we’re here. When people are not represented, new parties are born.” National Organizing Kickoff…

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On Ballot Access Requirements for New Parties

Requirements for gaining party and candidate ballot access in statewide and presidential elections: “2018 Petitioning for Statewide Office” (Ballot Access News, December 2016). “Summary: State Laws Regarding Presidential Ballot Access for the General Election” National Association of Secretaries of State (10/16)

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On Building Alternative Parties

Challengers to Duopoly: Why Third Parties Matter in American Two-Party Politics (book) Empowering Progressive Third Parties in the United States: Defeating Duopoly, Advancing Democracy (book)

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On Majority Support for a New Progressive Party

U.S. majority supports a new major party: Gallup poll, 9/30/16 U.S. majority supports progressive policies: Populist Majority Memo Progressive Change Institute Poll “The Progressive Majority” Report Class War: What Americans Really Think about Economic Inequality  (book)   –

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On Big Money in U.S. Politics

OpenSecrets.org (federal campaign finance database), Center for Responsive Politics FollowTheMoney.org (state campaign finance database), National Institute on Money in State Politics

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On the Deep Corruption of the Two Major Parties

Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer And Turned Its Back on the Middle Class (book) Off Center: The Republican Revolution and the Erosion of American Democracy (book) The Democrats: A Critical History (book)

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ICONS For Change That Anyone Can Use

For years I have used The Noun Project to find icons for use on the web, including icons you see on this site. Now, “Icons for Change” has just launched a site that provides free signs to use for protests, community gatherings, even personal reminders. The themes of the posters are focused on the ideals and…

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Join Our National Call with Josh Fox, 3-15-17 and Submit a Question

Register NOW for the Call on Wed Register to connect to #DraftBernie’s Maestro Conference Call with award-winning filmmaker and anti-fracking activist Josh Fox. We’ll cover campaign updates and discuss how we can make a people’s party a reality. Submit Your Question We want your input for questions to ask Josh.

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