Over the last two weeks, we received nearly ten thousand nominations and votes for our party name. Now, by an overwhelming margin, we have a winner! The next major party in America will be the
Y en español, El
Partido del Pueblo
The People’s Party is so much more than a name. It’s a statement. It tells voters and nonvoters that unlike the Democratic and Republican parties, this party belongs to them, not Wall Street. It represents diversity, inclusiveness, and appeals to a fundamental commonality among all people. It recognizes everyone’s inherent worth. It speaks to the nature of our struggle today: not left vs. right, but the billionaire class against everyone else.
For four years we’ve diligently built the movement and, in a little more than a week, we will form the party in the first state: The Pine Tree State of Maine. All of our work has led up to this momentous occasion. In Maine, we’ll need to register 5,000 members over the next year, and we want to do it much faster to show the country how capable we are.
In the next few months, we’ll be forming the party in many other states and our hubs will start collecting ballot access signatures. Starting the party and expanding our organizing infrastructure takes resources and, as a people-powered movement, we are as strong as you make us. Donate to show our canvassers and organizers that you support them as they get the People’s Party on the ballot. We already have local hubs in more than 25 states. If you can, become a Sustaining Donor with a monthly contribution, so we know we can count on your regular support as we head to other states.
The path to a major new party is long and we face many challenges. Powerful interests stand between us and the political and spiritual renewal we seek in America. There will be victories, and there will be heartbreaks. But by working together, through thick and thin, we will be each other’s strength, and we will transform this country, just as sure as the sun rises in the morning.
We will pass a new social contract, make health care and pre-kindergarten to college free, guarantee a good-paying job and a basic income, end mass incarceration and bring the troops home, ensure housing for all and get money out of politics, free the nation from the grip of monopolies and trusts, provide a secure retirement and a liveable climate, and so much more. Together we will herald the Second Progressive Era in American history.
We are grateful to be on this journey with you.
Carol, David, Elise, Michelle, Nick, Phil, Regina, Rod, Thomas, Tiffany and Todd
The National Coordinators’ Circle
Movement for a People’s Party