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Call to State Central Committee Meeting - March 20, 2021 and Link to Agenda
You are Invited:
The Central Committee meeting will take place on Saturday, March 20, 2021 on Zoom. You are invited to attend and participate. We will begin sign-in at 12:05pm and business will commence at 12:30pm.
All four State Executive Committee At-Large positions will be up for vote at this meeting. We will also seek to fill the vacant position of State Secretary. If you are interested in running for one of these positions please email firstname.lastname@example.org so that we may have an idea of where we are at going into the meeting. Nominations will also be opened during the meeting so this is simply a request.
As a reminder, the four State Officer Positions will be up for election at this year’s State Convention. Each position is important, but I wanted to note that Ben Thome (State Director) and I are completing our third terms. It is probably time for a new leadership team to step up. You can email Ben and I at email@example.com if you have questions!
We are hopeful that the State Fair will take place this year in August and that even by June we can explore an outdoor State Convention and holding our 2020 Donor Appreciation Dinner.
We hope to see you on Zoom. If you would like to participate in the meeting and need the Zoom info email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send it to you.
Phil Fuehrer, Chair
Independence-Alliance Party of Minnesota
P.S. – You can view the draft agenda for the meeting here.
The IP and Alliance Party "In the News"
Your Independence-Alliance, IP Candidates and National Party in the news:
- We want a more peaceful world, but it starts from within, StarTribune, 05/28/20 – Op-ed by former State Chair, Jack Uldrich
- Alliance Party Presidential Candidate Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente Calls for Pandemic Task Force, Yahoo Finance News, 05/21/20
- Lucan couple seeks legislative seats, New Ulm Journal, 05/13/20
- Can Minnesota’s political parties forge stronger ties with immigrants and refugees?, MinnPost, 05/04/20
- “Rocky” De La Fuente wins Alliance Party presidential nomination, Yahoo Finance News, 04/25/20
- Pandemic causes difficulty for 3rd party candidates trying to get on November ballot, Marshall Radio, 04/17/20
- Philip Fuehrer and Ben Thome talk politics with a MN perspective, After Dark Podcast, 02/16/20
- Marshall’s Joshua Prine running for Senate Dist. 16, Marshall Independent, 02/14/20
IP Blog Entry: To “Re-Open” or Not, That Is Not The Question
Read our newest IP Blog entry. Written by State Chair Phil Fuehrer on re-opening the Minnesota economy in light of COVID-19:
The call to “reopen” the Minnesota (and national) economy has grown over the last couple of weeks. Decisions on “stay-at-home”, “reopen” and under what conditions need to be made, first on assumptions/ predictions and with data as that information comes in.
A month has now passed since that April 7 posting and more data has come in. Some of that data…
You can read the full blog entry here.
Op-Ed Commentary Response: Vote for the Candidates You Support
Recently, an op-ed writer wrote of third parties as spoilers. IP State Chair Phil Fuehrer has written a response encouraging people to vote for the candidates they support.
What do you get when you vote for alternative candidates? You get more voices in the system, more choices at the ballot box and a better chance at a truly responsive and representative government.
IP Blog Entry: COVID-19 Spectrum of Leadership Decisions; Not “Correct” or “Incorrect” Answers
Read our newest IP Blog entry. Written by State Chair Phil Fuehrer on leadership decision-making spectrums:
Politics, like life, is complicated, as is leadership. As much as partisans on both sides of the liberal/conservative aisle would like to convince us otherwise there is rarely a directly “correct” or “wrong” answer or decision. Instead, there is more often a spectrum of decisions, each with…
You can read the full blog here.
Upcoming events of interest:
- Annual State Convention, POSTPONED (Location/Time TBD)
- State Executive Committee Meeting, Sunday, July 12, TBD – 1pm
- Twin Cities Pride, POSTPONED TBD, Minneapolis, MN
- State Executive Committee Meeting, Sunday, August 2, TBD – 1pm
Email: email@example.com for more information on any upcoming event.
In 1992, a group of Minnesota citizens established a brand new political party—the Independence Party. These bold, visionary citizens were not part of the political elite, captains of industry, or members of the idle rich looking to fill some time. They were ordinary citizens whose disgust with constant budget deficits, big money special interest influence, and extreme ideological dominance forced them to action.
Nearly thirty years later those same frustrations have only grown worse. Now aligned with a national force, the Independence-Alliance Party continues its work to solving the issues and giving Minnesotans a true voice.
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Our philosophy is that the only wasted vote is the one cast for something you don’t want. If you’re voting the “lesser of two evils” then you’re wasting your vote. Vote your conscience and it’s never a wasted vote.