Political Parties American Government Section: L Group 7
Libertarian Party Katie Ward
Background and Party Platform www.politics1.com/parties.htm
Bob Barr www.bobbarr.org
America first party Brianne Page
Communist party Carton Robinette
COMMUNIST PARTY USA chairman: Sam Webb
Veterans party of america Patrick White
THE VETERANS PART OF AMERICA • The Veterans Party of America is based in St. Petersburg, Florida and was founded in 2003. • The party’s main purpose is to "give political voice for the first time since 1776, to the men and women who were willing to give the ultimate sacrifice for this country. No longer will they have to grovel and beg and fill out paperwork for years just to get what they proudly earned and were promised." • The VPA is not restricted to only veterans, but also the families of veterans can join. • The Veterans Party wants to represent the rights and needs of veterans across the political spectrum -- which is why the party's top priority is improving the lives of those who served. • http://www.politics1.com/parties.htm
Democratic party Sarah Adames
BACKGROUND INFO • The Democratic Party works in the interests of protecting working class families. The party’s current plants involve ending the war in Iraq, managing the economy and creating new jobs, providing affordable healthcare and a good education to all Americans, no matter their economic status. • Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1792, the Democratic Party did not think that having wealth was a requirement for a person to rule. It was thusly known as the “party of the common man.” The party also prides itself in bringing together persons of different races, religions, sexual orientations, etc in the hopes of having a more unified nation.
New American Independent Party Virginia Ouzts
Former Candidate: Frank McEnulty • Former Vice Presidential nominee of Reform Party • Former Presidential nominee of New American Independent Party • Standpoints • Proposed simpler taxation structure • Reduction of military presence overseas • Believed gun ownership should be addressed at state level
Constitution party Cameron Fitzgerald
BACKGROUND INFO • The Constitutional Party is the 3rd party, and like the Democratic and Republican Party, it has a presidential candidate every 4 years. Baldwin the candidate in 2008. This party wants to restore our government to its constitutional limits and our law to Biblical foundations. It was stated by a member of this party on 4/7/09 that this party could be the new home for conservatives.
Democratic socialists of america (dsa) Laura Wilson
PARTY PLATFORM • "We are socialists because we reject an international economic order sustained by private profit, alienated labor, race and gender discrimination, environmental destruction, and brutality and violence in defense of the status quo.” • “We are socialists because we share a vision of a humane international social order based both on democratic planning and market mechanisms to achieve equitable distribution of resources, meaningful work, a healthy environment, sustainable growth, gender and racial equality, andnon-oppressive relationships."
DSA ISSUES • 2007-Llewellyn challenged Rudy Giullani on Healthcare issues. Giuliani charged that the health care programs pushed by the Democratic frontrunners reflected un-American and socialist values. • Llewellyn argued that Democrats are the most pro-capitalist and pro-corporate party in the world.
The pot party Tyler Donald
The PotParty • Founded in 1995 in Monterey, California. • Marcus Denoon is the founder. • Gail Lightfoot is the Libertarian Prime Minister. • Believe adults should have the right to own, grow, sell, buy, or even trade marijuana legally. Tyler Donald 4/13/09 POLS sec. L
REPUBLICAN PARTY Cam Short
GREEN PARTY Brittany Howard
The Green Party: Cynthia McKinney • The Green Party’s formation began in 1984. However it did not truly gain notoriety until 1990 when Jim Sykes ran for Governor of Alaska. • Ralph Nader ran for the presidency in 1996 and 2000 under the Green Party ticket. • In the 2008, Cynthia McKinney ran for the presidency. She received less than 1% of the popular vote. • Greens believe in: Grassroots Democracy, Social Justice and Equal Opportunity, Ecological Wisdom, Non-violence, Decentralization, Feminism, and Global Responsibility. • Recently, the Green party has been outspoken against the War Against Terrorism, and in favor of Universal Healthcare.
THE END Katie Ward Cam Short Brianne Page Carlton Robinette Sarah Adames Donald Tyler Cameron Fitzgerald Brittany Howard Virginia Outz Laura Wilson Patrick White