Current IP Highlights
Joshua Prine in virtual 2-way race in State Senate District 16
Joshua Prine, our candidate in State Senate District 16 has been certified for the ballot. He is up against an incumbent Republican but there is no DFLer. It is not quite a two-way race as there is a pot candidate on the ballot, but “Stoney” (that’s his nickname) isn’t expected to put in much effort.
This race is winnable for us, but Joshua will need help. Learn more about him here. And, he needs money to make the wheels turn – you can donate to him here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/campaign-fund-of-joshua-prine
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: 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.
Twenty five year later those same frustrations have only grown worse. The Independence Party continues its work to solving the issues and giving Minnesotans a true voice.
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We’ve always stood for government and election/campaign finance reform. We still do. There was a time when it was fair to say we didn’t stand for a whole lot more. That has changed. We’ve put flesh to bone and now cover more than 10 broad topic areas with both overarching philosophies in those areas as well as directly related planks. At your leisure please read more about our principles and our platform.