As Libertarians, we seek a world of liberty; a world in which all individuals are sovereign over their own lives and no one is forced to sacrifice his or her values for the benefit of others. We believe that respect for individual rights is the essential precondition for a free and prosperous world, that force and fraud must be banished from human relationships, and that only through freedom can peace and prosperity be realized. We defend each person's right to engage in any activity that is peaceful and honest, and welcome the diversity that freedom brings. The world we seek to build is one where individuals are free to follow their own dreams in their own ways, without interference from government or any authoritarian power. Our goal is nothing more nor less than a world set free in our lifetime, and it is to this end that we take these stands. In 2008, the Libertarian Party’s Presidential candidate was former US Congressman Bob Barr. He was on the ballot in 45 states and received 524,524 votes. In 2012, the party's candidate was former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson. He received 1,275,950 votes. In 2016, the party again nominated Gary Johnson. He received 4,488,912 votes.
The Green Party of the United States is a federation of state Green Parties. Committed to ecology, social justice, grassroots democracy and non-violence, Greens are renewing democracy in the United States through community-based organizing. The Green Party of the United States is America’s permanent, independent party for the 21st century. It is the party of We The People and stands for peace, democracy, human rights, freedoms and a healthy environment. The Green Party refuses contributions from corporations or their PAC’s. The Green Party is the party of real solutions. In 2008, the Green Party’s Presidential candidate was former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. She was on the ballot in 32 states and received 161,195 votes. In 2012, the party's candidate was Dr. Jill Stein. She received 469,572 votes. In 2016, the party again nominated Jill Stein. She received 1,457,038 votes.
In 1992, a number of independent state parties united to form the U.S. Taxpayers Party. In 1999, at its national nominating convention for the 2000 elections, convention delegates chose to change the party name to the Constitution Party to better reflect the party’s core beliefs stated in the U.S. Constitution. The sole purpose of government, as stated in the Declaration of Independence, is to secure our unalienable rights given us by our Creator. When Government grows beyond this scope, it is usurpation, and liberty is compromised. The goal of the Constitution Party is to restore American jurisprudence to its Biblical foundations and to limit the federal government to its Constitutional boundaries. In 2008, the Constitution Party’s Presidential candidate was Pastor Chuck Baldwin. He was on the ballot in 37 states and received 199,314 votes. In 2012, the party's candidate was former Congressman Virgil Goode. He received 122,378 votes. In 2016, the party nominated Darrel Castle. He received 202,979 votes.
The Peace and Freedom Party is committed to socialism, democracy, ecology, feminism and racial equality. We represent the working class, those without capital in a capitalist society. We organize toward a world where cooperation replaces competition, a world where all people are well fed, clothed and housed; where all women and men have equal status; where all individuals may freely endeavor to fulfill their own talents and desires; a world of freedom and peace where every community retains its cultural integrity and lives with all others in harmony. The party is based in California, but has recently expanded to other states under the national Peace & Freedom Alliance. In 2008, the Peace & Freedom Party’s Presidential candidate was consumer advocate Ralph Nader. The party only had ballot access in California where Nader received 108,381 votes. In 2012, the party's candidate was actress and comedian Roseanne Barr. She received 67,359 votes. In 2016, the party nominated Gloria La Riva who was also nominated by the Party for Socialism and Liberation. She received 74,402 votes.
The Party for Socialism and Liberation exists to carry out the struggle for socialism inside the United States, the center of world capitalism and imperialism. The PSL stands in solidarity with our sisters and brothers around the world who are resisting capitalist exploitation and imperialist domination. We need the participation of organizers and activists from all over the country. Whether you have ever been involved before or not, we invite all those who share our viewpoint to join us. Together, we can win! In 2012, the party's Presidential candidate was Peta Lindsay. She received 9,403 votes. In 2016, PSL nominated Gloria La Riva, who was also nominated by the Peace & Freedom Party. She received 74,402 votes.
The Reform Party is made up of concerned Americans, tired of the partisan rancor in government and a two-party system that appears committed to putting its support for the special-interests ahead of finding common-sense solutions designed to solve our most pressing challenges. The Reform Party demands the highest ethical standards for the White House and Congress. It supports a balanced budget, campaign finance reform, an overhaul of the tax system, jobs, lobbying reforms, fair trade over free trade, individual rights and a solution to stop illegal immigration. The Reform Party believes it is the champion of America, those who work hard to make a better life for their family in the field, factories, hospitals, and offices. And that means from blue collar to white collar, regardless of race, religion, color, creed, or sexual orientation. In 2008, the Reform Party’s Presidential candidate was Ted Weill. He had ballot access in 1 state and received 481 votes. In 2012, the party had multiple candidates for President including Andre Barnett, Chuck Baldwin and Barbara Washer. In 2016, the party nominated Rocky De La Fuente. He received 33,133 votes.
The Legal Marijuana Now Party is a political party organized in the United States to oppose drug prohibition. Legal Marijuana Now was established in 1998 in St. Paul, MN. It is a progression from the Grassroots Party (Est. 1986). Defending Your Right to Garden the Earth: Legalize homegrown cannabis, Erase past marijuana convictions, Ban employment drug testing. In 2016, the party nominated Dan Vacek for US President. He received 13,546 votes.
The Socialist Workers Party was founded in 1938 and is most known for the publication of its weekly newspaper, The Militant. The Socialist Workers Party, its candidates, and their supporters are fighting alongside workers in cities, towns and farming areas against depression-driven attacks on our living and working conditions. The bosses and their government are escalating assaults on the working class and our unions to shore up profits at our expense. In 2012, the SWP nominated James Harris for US President. He received 4,115 votes. In 2016, the party nominated Alyson Kennedy. She received 12,465 votes.
The Veterans Party of America mission is to place oriented leaders, that will not forget their oath to the Constitution, into political office so America can once again be the nation it has always been - Strong, Fair, Just. We believe in Liberty, Justice and Freedom. Even though our name is the Veterans Party of America, as with any other legitimate political party in the United States, there is no requirement for any member of this party to have served in the military or currently be serving on active duty, nor is there any requirement for members of this party to be associated with any military organization or facility. The party was founded at the beginning of 2014. In 2016, the Veterans Party nominated Chris Keniston for US President. He received 7,248 votes.
Common good. Common ground. Common Sense. These are the three principles that guide the American Solidarity Party, the only active Christian Democratic party in the US. We seek to promote the common good and the material and spiritual welfare of all people, thereby raising consciousness of the Christian worldview. Guided by these three principles, The American Solidarity Party stands for the sanctity of human life, the necessity of social justice, responsibility for the environment, and belief in the possibility of a peaceful world. In 2016, the party's nominee for US President was Mike Maturen. He received 6,714 votes.
The Prohibition Party recognizes Almighty God as the Authority from Whom all governments receive their power, and with faith in the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. We hereby pledge to preserve the freedoms and rights of the several States, and of individuals who are citizens of the United States of America, as outlined in the US Constitution and specifically in its Bill of Rights. In 2016, the party nominated James Hedges for US President. He received 5,617 votes.
The purpose of America's Party is the same as the stated purpose of the U.S. Constitution: "To secure the Blessings of Liberty to our selves and our posterity." The party is pro-life, pro-liberty and will always unswervingly support a strong and secure America. America's Party is committed to restoring government of, by and for the people - not just in words, but Dedicated, Organized, United Action. In 2012, the party's Presidential candidate was Tom Hoefling. He received 40,609 votes. In 2016, the party again nominated Tom Hoefling. He received 4,845 votes.
Workers World Party was formed in 1959 as a Marxist/Leninist revolutionary socialist party that believes the working class and the oppressed are agents of change. With global unity and solidarity of people’s movements against imperialism, capitalist exploitation, racism and all forms of oppression, a new world can be created: a socialist order. The only thing that can save humanity at this critical juncture is worldwide revolution. In 2016, the party's nominee for US President was Monica Moorhead. She received 4,319 votes.
It is now time to address our growing political dysfunction by establishing a modern, moderate party based on the following four principles: Requiring and enforcing term limits in order to put true public servants in office; not career politicians who are primarily interested in their re-election. Holding elected officials to high ethical behavior, transparency, and accountability. Legislating and governing from the center; putting the common good and problem-solving above party loyalty and partisanship. Strengthening our national and state economies and global competitiveness without the distractions of “single-issue” and divisive politics. In 2016, the party nominated Peter Skewes for US President. He received 3,246 votes.
The Socialist Party strives to establish a radical democracy that places people's lives under their own control - a non-racist, classless, feminist socialist society where working people own and control the means of production and distribution through democratically controlled public agencies; where full employment is realized for everyone who wants to work; where workers have the right to form unions freely, and to strike and engage in other forms of job actions; and where the production of society is used for the benefit of all humanity, not for the private profit of a few. We believe socialism and democracy are one and indivisible. The Socialist Party is a democratic, multi-tendency organization, with structure and practices visible and accessible to all members. In 2008, the Socialist Party’s Presidential candidate was Brian Moore. He had ballot access in 8 states and received 6,566 votes. In 2012, the party's nominee was Stewart Alexander. He received 3,897 votes. In 2016, the party nominated Emidio Soltysik. He received 2,704.
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