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The People’s Party, also known as the Populist Party or the Populists, was an agrarian-populist political party in the United States. For a few years, 1892–96, it played a major role as a left-wing force in American politics. It was merged into the Democratic Party in 1896; a small independent remnant survived until 1908. It drew support from angry farmers in the West and South and operated on the left-wing of American politics. It was highly critical of capitalism, especially banks and railroads, and allied itself with the labor movement.
Established in 1891, as a result of the Populist movement, the People’s Party reached its zenith in the 1892 presidential election, when its ticket, composed of James B. Weaver and James G. Field, won 8.5% of the popular vote and carried five states (Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Nevada and North Dakota), and the 1894 House of Representatives elections, when it took over 10% of the vote. Built on a coalition of poor, white cotton farmers in the South (especially North Carolina, Alabama and Texas) and hard-pressed wheat farmers in the Plains states (especially Kansas and Nebraska), the Populists represented a radical crusading form of agrarianism and hostility to elites, cities, banks, railroads, and gold.
The party sometimes allied with labor unions in the North and Republicans in the South. In the 1896 presidential elections the Populists endorsed the Democratic presidential nominee, William Jennings Bryan, adding their own vice presidential nominee. By joining with the Democrats, the People’s Party lost its independent identity and rapidly withered away.
The terms “populism” and “populist” have been used in the 20th and 21st centuries to describe anti-elitist appeals against established interests or mainstream parties, referring to both the political left and right.
People’s Party (United States, 1971)
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The People’s Party was a political party in the United States, founded in 1971 by various individuals and state and local political parties, including the Peace and Freedom Party, Commongood People’s Party, Country People’s Caucus, Human Rights Party, Liberty Union, New American Party, New Party, and No Party. The party’s goal was to present a united anti-war platform for the coming election.
The People’s Party ran for the presidency two times, once in U.S. presidential election, 1972 with Dr. Benjamin Spock (an American pediatrician and author of parenting books) as their candidate and once in the U.S. presidential election, 1976 with Margaret Wright as their presidential candidate and Spock running for vice president.
After the election, the party moved to become a loose coalition, but was soon defunct, with most of its founding parties also dissolved.
People’s Party (United States, 2017)
By Christopher R Rice
How do “we the people” get rid of the Republicans and the Democrats? Or as I like to call them the crooks and the criminals. They are not about to just give up power, but we can make it hurt for them to hold onto power.
People Parties Platform
1.) Reduce crime by forming a Community Police force
2.) Reduce homelessness by providing mental, drug and work rehabs
3.) End the ‘War on Drugs’ and provide drug rehab without waiting lines
4.) Protect the US borders to stop the flow of illegal drugs coming into the US on a daily basis
5.) Ban ‘Executive orders’ and return to a functioning Republic with three functioning branches of government
6.) End the wars overseas, bring the troops home and fund the VA
7.) Make deficit spending illegal. Force politicians to live within their means or face consequences
8.) Fund prevention, education and mental health instead of incarceration
9.) Build modern roads, schools, hospital and dams
10.) Pay for the above by decreasing our global military footprint
11.) De fund the DEA/NASA
12.) Hold LE and politicians to the same laws as everyone else
13.) Repeal Bush’s/Obama’s/Trump’s tax cuts for the rich
14.) Close the tax loop holes that allow profitable corporations to avoid paying their fair share
15.) Re instate Glass–Steagall legislation
16.) Uphold and defend the Constitution by not infringing on any amendments
17.) Re invent education, modernize and cut waste/spending
18.) Require community service for government assistance
19.) Repeal the Supreme court decision that says corporations are people, returning democracy to our Republic
20.) Pardon Snowden/Assange
21.) CIA should return to being a spy agency and leave the para-military to the military
22.) CPS should do everything in its power to keep families together and only separate children from their parents in the most severe cases. CPS could accomplish this by offering family counseling, parenting and drug classes and other services with the goal of keeping families together.
SPREAD THE WORD, one of the most effective ways to take action is to raise awareness around these issues. And it won’t cost you a dime. Simply re-post this link into your social media accounts, leave in comments and email the link to your friends.
Movement for a People’s Party