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June 17, 2011 Posted by | 2012 Elections, Campaign 2012, Charles Earl Harvey, Citizens Party, Donald K. Allen, Dylan Ratigan, Frank McEnulty, Gary Rostad, General News, JL Mealer, Keith John Ferguson, Lou Dobbs, Mark Graham, Pat Choate, Paul Craig Roberts, Polls, Ralph Nader, Uncategorized, VoteCitizens.Org | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Citizens Party Conducting New Survey

The Citizens Party is conducting a month long survey to gather feedback from the public. The 36 question survey is designed to give the public the opportunity to impact the party platform, submit “Citizen Questions” that will be asked of our 2012 Presidential candidates and give general feedback about the party and website (VoteCitizens.Org).

You can take the 2011 Citizens Party Survey here.

 

June 14, 2011 Posted by | Campaign 2012, Citizens Party, General News, Opinion, Politics, VoteCitizens.Org | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Drafting a 2012 Citizens Party Presidential Candidate

Citizens Party Members can draft candidates that they would like to see nominated as either the Citizens Party Presidential or VP candidate. In order for draft candidates to be considered in the Citizens Party nomination process, they must have a sponsor(s). Sponsors must submit the following information to the Citizens Party:

    1.The first and last name of the candidate that the Citizens Party member wishes to draft.
    2. The state in which the draft candidate resides (if known by sponsor).
    3. A short statement should be included that declares (to the best of the sponsors knowledge) that the draft candidate is a legal U.S. Citizen, registered to vote and is eligable to run for President or Vice-President.

The sponsor(s) will be given time to submit paper petitions signed by 100 registered voters, from each of 5 states on behalf of the candidate. In addition, the draft candidate must also receive the on-line endorsement of 2,500 registered voters. This dual requirement translates into a grand total of 500 written signatures, plus 2,500 electronic messages of support.

Sponsors seeking to draft a candidate solely for our Vice-Presidential nomination must submit paper petitions signed by 20 registered voters, from each of 4 states on behalf of the candidate. In addition, the draft candidate must also receive 300 on-line endorsements. Thus dual requirement translates into a grand total of 80 written signatures, plus 300 electronic messages of support.

By having sponsors complete these steps on behalf of a candidate, it demonstrates to a candidate that they have some support within the party and it allows draft candidates the ability to seek our nomination at a late date. All other requirements for Citizens Party Presidential & Vice-Presidential candidates must be met by the draft candidate after they decide to seek our nomination.

We encourage sponsors to set-up a campaign draft committee for your favorite potential candidates and begin fundraising in order to make the most convincing case.

 

June 1, 2011 Posted by | 2012 Elections, Candidates, Citizens Party, General News, VoteCitizens.Org | , , , | 1 Comment

How to Seek the Citizens Party 2012 Presidential Nomination

Here is our current rules and information for 2012 Presidential & Vice-Presidential candidates seeking our nomination at the 2012 Citizens Party National Convention as of 6/1/2011:

Citizens Party Presidential Candidate Requirements: In addition to federal requirements*, the Citizens Party requires the following from all candidates seeking the 2012 Citizens Party Presidential & Vice-Presidential nominations (including draft candidates).

1. Candidates must submit their name, address, phone number, email address and a short statement declaring that they are a legal U.S. Citizen and registered to vote.

2. Candidates must complete and return the Citizens Party Candidate Declaration Form (Intent to Run and Good Government Pledge).

3. Candidates must complete our new extended candidate questionnaire.

4. Candidates must complete a background form along with a copy of their resume.

5. Complete atleast one Interview with representatives of the Citizens Party.

6. Candidates must make a commitment to answer member questions (from the Citizen’s Agenda).

7. Submit the dual requirement of paper petitions and on-line endorsements from voters. Citizens Party presidential candidates must submit paper petitions signed by 100 registered voters, from each of 5 states. The candidates must also receive 2,500 on-line endorsements. This dual requirement translates into a grand total of 500 written signatures, plus 2,500 electronic messages of support.

Candidates seeking our Vice-Presidential nomination must submit paper petitions signed by 40 registered voters, from each of 3 states. In addition, the candidate must also receive 400 on-line endorsements. This dual requirement translates into a grand total of 120 written signatures, plus 400 online messages of support.

8. Candidates must be registered as a member of the Citizens Party (or
independent / no party if Citizens Party registration is not available in their state) at least 120 days before the scheduled start of the national convention. (NOTE: Candidates of other political parties are not eligible to seek the Citizens Party Presidential or Vice-Presidential nomination.)  

These requirements are not meant to be further hurdles for potential candidates. Instead, they are intended to show the public that we have serious candidates with lots of support from the American people. These requirements will ultimately strengthen our party and each of your campaigns.

Additional requirements may be added at a later date. Please check back often.

 

*Our FEC code is CIT. Our Presidential candidates will need that code to complete their FEC paperwork.

June 1, 2011 Posted by | 2012 Elections, Citizens Party, General News, Politics, VoteCitizens.Org | , , , | Leave a comment

Citizens Party of California Meeting

Please join us at Jerry’s Deli in Marina del Rey for our first California meeting. Come and meet other Citizen Party members while will begin mapping out our California voter registration drive, filling vital positions and assigning tasks.Do you think that both major parties are excessively dominated by money and overly influenced by lobbyists and single-issue groups? Are you concerned about the continued assault on the American middle class by the failed policies of both major parties? Do you feel that neither of the two major parties truly reflect the aspirations or will of most Americans? Do the two party career politicians appear unwilling or unable to address the many issues and challenges facing our nation? Have you grown tired of the two major parties simply kicking the can down the road when it comes to the critical issues?

If so, come join us in Marina del Rey to learn more about the Citizens Party and how you can get involved.

 
Wed. April 27, 2011 @ 7 pm
 
Jerry’s Famous Deli

13181 Mindanao Way
Marina del Rey, CA
 
 

April 20, 2011 Posted by | Events, General News | , , , | Leave a comment

Citizens Party Launches Draft Dawn Stensland Mendte Group

The Citizens Party has launched a new group, Draft Dawn Stensland Mendte on VoteCitizens.Org. The group is designed to urge and convince Dawn Stensland Mendte to run for office as a Citizens Party candidate in 2011, 2012 or 2014.

April 4, 2011 Posted by | Campaign 2012, Dawn Stensland Mendte, General News, VoteCitizens.Org | , , , | Leave a comment

Stay Connected to the Citizens Party Across the Web

digg: http://digg.com/citizensparty

facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CitizensParty

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=3346155&mostPopular=

myspace: http://www.myspace.com/citizenspartyusa

twitter: http://twitter.com/CitizensPartyUS

Citizens Party: http://www.votecitizens.org

March 14, 2011 Posted by | 2012 Elections, Campaign 2012, Citizens Party, General News, Links, Politics, social media, twitter | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

We have a new url: citizensparty.wordpress.com

The url of this website has changed. The new url is https://citizensparty.wordpress.com Please save the new address.

March 4, 2011 Posted by | Citizens Party, General News | | Leave a comment

Roger Nichols becomes first to officially seek the 2012 NAIP nomination for President of the United States

updated 6/1/2011: Roger Nichols has withdrawn from the race for the 2012 Citizens Party Presidential nomination.

Roger Nichols of Missouri has become the first candidate to officially announce intentions to seek the 2012 New American Independent Party nomination for President of the United States of America. Nichols is the NAIP state chairman of Missouri.

Just a sample from the Roger Nichols for President campaign platform includes:

– Immigration Reform & Border Security
– Create Jobs & Help Small Business
– Reduce the Federal Deficit
– Cut Government Waste
– Bring Fiscal Discipline to Washington D.C.
– Improve Veteran Benefits
– Protect Gun Rights

This blog will post additional information about the Roger Nichols for President campaign and all other NAIP candidates as we proceed towards the 2012 elections. Over a dozen citizens have expressed an interest in seeking the NAIP Presidential nomination in 2012.

July 24, 2010 Posted by | Campaign 2012, General News, Roger Nichols | , , | 2 Comments

NAIP Conducting Second 2010 Member Survey

The New American Independent Party is conducting our a second 2010 NAIP Member Survey after the success of the first survey. If you would like to give your two cents towards the direction of the party and which Independent candidates we endorse, then please go to the survey and complete all of the questions. The survey will be open for 14 more days.

June 23, 2010 Posted by | Action Alert, Admin. posts, General News, Links, NAIP endorsements, Opinion | , , , | Leave a comment

Prop 14 Passes in California

Official Results in California voting on Prop 14

Yes 2,121,874 votes = 54.2%

No 1,799,712 votes = 45.8%

The NAIP strongly opposed Prop 14

June 11, 2010 Posted by | Election Results, General News | , , | Leave a comment

Dawn Stensland Isn’t Running for Congress

By Larry Mendte
The Philly Post

An angry electorate is shaking things up across the country. Fed up with an ever growing government that cannot control its own spending, voters are ignoring the endorsements of political leaders, pundits and parties and choosing candidates who promise to change business as usual in Washington. Read entire article.

http://blogs.phillymag.com/the_philly_post/2010/05/20/dawn-stensland-isnt-running-for-congress/

May 25, 2010 Posted by | Admin. posts, Campaign 2012, Dawn Stensland Mendte, General News, Michael Thompson, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment