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.
2012 Citizens Party Presidential Candidate List as of 6/2/2011
Already Announced/ Very Likely to Announce Soon:
Mark Graham (West Virginia)
Keith John Ferguson (Minnesota)
Charles Earl Harvey (North Carolina)
Max Rieske (Michigan)
Somewhat Likely to Seek Citizens Party Nomination Soon
Frank McEnulty (California)
Gary Rostad (California)
8+ Likely Draft Candidates*
*We will post the list of potential draft candidates in future Candidate List updates.
Dropped Out of Race for Citizens Party Nomination
Roger Nichols (Missouri)
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.
If so, come join us in Marina del Rey to learn more about the Citizens Party and how you can get involved.