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For Immediate Release
The Reform Party of the United States of America is rebuilding their organization. Founded in 1995, the party found mainstream success when Ross Perot obtained eight percent of the popular vote in the 1996 presidential election and Jesse Ventura was elected Governor of Minnesota in 1998. Disaster struck in 2000 when Pat Buchanan followers led a takeover of the party, leading to a loss of ballot access and a decade of in-fighting that decimated party membership.
Over the past decade, the party has pulled itself together. The Reform Party has twenty four active affiliates, four of which were added to the organization during the 2012 convention. The position of the party was strengthened when Kevin Kennedy on the board of Belleville, NJ became publically affiliated and Bob Acker won a seat on a local utilities board in Colorado.
In January of 2012, the Reform Party Executive Committee began by chartering a new Communications Committee, chaired by Nicholas Hensley of North Carolina. The committee maintains internal communications and public relations and is composed of professionals with a background in modern marketing techniques.
The committee launched a new website with help of webmasters JD West and Cleave Drummond. This website replaced a page that dated back to the late 1990s. Additions included a press section that is regularly updated with press releases approved by a three member oversight board. “This is a big step forward for the party, which hasn’t released any press announcements in recent memory,” said Hensley.
Their web presence is anchored by the use of social media sites. Daily maintenance of these once abandoned pages has seen in an explosion in followers and activity. “We’ve nearly tripled our Facebook following and doubled our twitter followers. We’ve got new Linkedin, Tumblr and Google+ pages,” said Hensley.
Since 2013 is an off year for federal elections, the committee has turned to infrastructure building and content creation while state and local affiliates run candidates for local offices. “We have a lot of projects we’re working on,” Hensley said “We’re working on press releases, a press kit, an organizer kit with fliers, business cards and all the materials an on-the-ground organizer will need.”
The Reform Party is working to put itself in a better position to win offices during the mid-term, when they hope to reemerge as a viable alternative to Democrats and Republicans.
The Reform Party’s website can be found at www.reformparty.org and can be contacted by email at email@example.com.
You may be amazed at the increase of parrots in America. A century ago there were indigenous parrots in the lower united states. They thrived in the southwest, but as their food disappeared so did they. Now there are just a few left. But don’t fear, they are being replaced. Not by another Parrot, but by the human parrot. Human Parrots having been multiplying for decades. We all know what Parrots are famous for. ” Poly Want A Cracker” Rrrrr!. Most of us laugh at this but with human parrots it’s not very funny. The human Parrot are famous for complaining. ” The government is horrible” ” Congress doesn’t do anything”. Rrrrr! Love you Rrrrr! You can say they are lazy. You can say they don’t really care. If they cared and weren’t lazy we wouldn’t be in this mess, but that’s not really the problem is it? Americans do a lot in their lives. They work , play sports , travel , socialize and do that more then most other citizens in other country’s. Americans are the hardest workers in the free world. So what’s wrong?
Reform Party national chairman David Collison called the debate between Democrats and Republicans on raising the nation’s debt ceiling another reminder that the country is faced with a deficit in leadership on the most critical economic issues.
“The Democrats and Republicans continue to prove to the American people that they are incapable of addressing the $14 trillion debt they created,” said Collison. “This is a debt that has grown by over $10 trillion in less than 20 years, and neither party has a plan to make it stop. Well, it needs to stop. We can not afford to keep raising the debt ceiling and sacrifice the future of our children and their children.”
Collison added that the Reform Party believes that the American economy cannot withstand the poor leadership of the Democratic and Republican parties any longer.
“The only way America will balance our budget and end our out of control debt to China, once and for all, is through shared sacrifice by ALL Americans, an end to corporate welfare, serious across the board spending cuts and elimination of special interest budget projects, along with addressing serious structural economic issues in America.”
Collison noted that none of current proposals by either side would do anything to keep the national debt from reaching $20 trillion in less than ten years and will not keep debt payments under $800 billion in the same time frame. Current government projections have payments on the national debt approaching 80 percent of all revenues in the coming years, which will make funding the nation’s military, social security and other key programs impossible.
“Unfortunately, both side have waited until the last moment to try and deal with the most complex issue facing the country,” Collision said. Calling such a move “totally irresponsible governance,” Collison called on all Americans upset with the continued status quo to contact the Reform Party to help build a strong alternative to Democrats and Republicans running for elected office.
“Right now,” Collison said, “we have Democrat and Republican politicians that are more concerned about elections than the best interests of the American people or the financial future of our country. We need people committed to honest leadership and new ideas to unseat these lawmakers before they do more damage.” The problem exists because only two extreme positions are represented at the table.
The public needs the Reform Party, a balanced party, focused on practical, American solutions – not political ideologies.
To inquire about getting involved in a state party, e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Reform Party has been on record opposing a raise in the nation’s debt ceiling since January of 2011: http://reformparty.org/the-reform-party-says-no-to-increasing-the-federal-debt-limit/
What is the Reform Party doing in 2012?
We are currently focusing on:
- Building strong state party organizations
- Increasing fundraising capabilities
- Helping state parties increase their skills and resources
- Helping state parties identify potential candidates for local, state, and federal office
Building State Party Organizations
In states with very little organization, we are focusing on networking activists so they can build strong, functioning state parties. Contact us today to find out how you can get involved!
Printing and mailing material, maintaining websites, hiring petition gatherers, all of these things take money. The Reform Party can not be successful unless the state parties and the national committee can meet our legal financial obligations and are able to pay for the services we need. While the vast majority of our labor is all volunteer, it still takes money to have a functioning organization.
At the national level, increasing small donors is critical to our core beliefs. Only by relying on small donors like you can we ensure we are accountable to all of our supporters and not any single large contributor.
Helping State Parties
Strong state party organizations are critical to our success. In states with ballot access, we are focusing our national efforts on helping them to identify and run candidates, to build their state fundraising, and to increase their leadership abilities.
In states without ballot access, we are focusing on identifying independent candidates for office that the state party can support, and on strategies to regain ballot access.
The Reform Party is looking for individuals who are willing to seek public office at the local, state, and national level. We can not be a political party without candidates, and we can not impact the political landscape without credible candidates.
What do we look for in a candidate? Generally speaking, you should have desire to take on the very difficult problems that face us at all levels of government. Your focus as a candidate should be in line with the local, state, or national Reform Party Platform. And finally you should be willing to work for the success of not only your own campaign, but for the success of your fellow candidates and the Reform Party in general. The strength of a political party, unlike an independent campaign, is that it builds on the success of each candidate, and by doing so can have a gradually increasing impact on elections.
If you are interested in seeking office, please contact us for more information.
At its core, 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 people of the Reform Party are former Democrats, Independents, Libertarians and Republicans, who are coming together to form a viable political organization that can best represent both the will and the needs of the American people.
Unlike other reformist organizations, the Reform Party is a political party and not a political action committee that supports candidates from other political parties. The Reform Party (nationally and through state parties) nominates and runs its own candidates to oppose the political institutions that continue to mismanage our government.
|—||David Collison, Reform Party Chairman|
|—||David Collison, Reform Party Chairman|