Current IP Highlights
The need for a third party is now critical
The current political divide illustrates the extreme need for a strong third party to bring the left and the right to the center, where most of the electorate is. Neither the Democrat nor the Republican parties currently represent the views of most of the American people. Let’s look at some issues for examples.
Need for a political third party: According to a Gallup Poll, 62% of Americans think we need a third party.
Term limits: 79-81% of Americans support term limits.
Disclosure of political contributions: Most Americans support disclosure of all political contributions.
Tax reform: Most Americans feel higher-income individuals should pay more and the tax system should be simpler.
Election reforms: Most Americans feel we should have a higher voting rate and support same-day registration, expanding mail-in voting, and overturning Citizens United.
Minimum Wage: 76% of Americans support raising the federal minimum wage.
One third party that is growing is the Alliance Party, which reflects most of the American views shown above.
The IP and Alliance Party "In the News"
Your Independence-Alliance, IP Candidates and National Party in the news:
Letter: The need for a third party is now critical, Rochester Post Bulletin, 11/06/21 – Letter to the Editor by CD1 Chair Tom Marpe
Interview with State Chair Philip Fuehrer, Long Live Third/Alternative Parties Podcast, 07/29/21
- COTTON: Today we celebrate the freedom to make a better future, Culpepper Star-Exponent, 07/04/21 – Op-Ed by Nat’l Political Coordinator, Tim Cotton
- Political Redistricting: National implications, local impacts, Eden Prairie Local News, 06/08/21
- Alliance Party and American Delta Party Agree to Merge, AP News, 10/12/20
- Can Minnesota’s political parties forge stronger ties with immigrants and refugees?, MinnPost, 05/04/20
State Central Committee Meeting - Saturday, January 22, 2022
You are invited to participate in the 2022 State Central Committee Meeting.
The Central Committee meeting will take place on Saturday, January 22, 2022 on Zoom. You are invited to attend and participate. We will begin sign-in at 11:00am and business will commence at 11:15am.
It is a light agenda this year but our business will include seeking to fill the vacant position of State Secretary and setting up the parameters for this year’s State Convention.
This year is going to be among the biggest that we have had in our 28+ year existence. Now is the time to get involved again!
We hope to see you on Zoom. You can view the draft agenda here. The Zoom meeting info is listed at the top of the agenda page! Email us if you have any trouble!
Yours in the cause,
Phil Fuehrer- State Chair
Independence-Alliance Party of Minnesota
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:
- State Central Committee Meeting, Saturday, January 22, – 11:15am, on Zoom, contact us for the meeting link
- State Precinct Caucuses, Tuesday, February 1 – 7pm, Virtual – online (Zoom), link coming soon!
- State Executive Committee Meeting, Sunday, February 6, – 1pm, on Zoom, contact us for the meeting link
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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.