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Citizens' Party Ruddy
Published: 2017/11/13
Channel: Amber Townes
AP GoPo Citizens Party Commercial
AP GoPo Citizens Party Commercial
Published: 2017/04/07
Channel: lizette Rosas
Citizens Party Commercial
Citizens Party Commercial
Published: 2017/08/18
Channel: Max Edmeier
Republicans Want To Deport US Citizens
Republicans Want To Deport US Citizens
Published: 2010/04/29
Channel: The Young Turks
The Try Guys Try Immigrating To America
The Try Guys Try Immigrating To America
Published: 2017/10/07
Channel: BuzzFeedVideo
US citizens gathered at Republican and Democrat parties
US citizens gathered at Republican and Democrat parties
Published: 2015/07/21
Channel: AP Archive
U.S EMBASSY SPEAKS ON SAFETY FOR AMERICAN CITIZENS
U.S EMBASSY SPEAKS ON SAFETY FOR AMERICAN CITIZENS
Published: 2016/01/15
Channel: ZNSNetwork
14th Amendment Citizen vs Sovereign Constitutional Citizen
14th Amendment Citizen vs Sovereign Constitutional Citizen
Published: 2015/05/09
Channel: A Graceful Watchman
United States Citizens as Whole and Free Persons | MSTONLINE 5-31-15
United States Citizens as Whole and Free Persons | MSTONLINE 5-31-15
Published: 2015/06/29
Channel: Divine El Bey
Anonymous - Message to the Citizens of America
Anonymous - Message to the Citizens of America
Published: 2016/06/25
Channel: Anonymous Official
The Inconvenient Truth About the Democratic Party
The Inconvenient Truth About the Democratic Party
Published: 2017/05/22
Channel: PragerU
NAP: The New American Party
NAP: The New American Party
Published: 2016/11/15
Channel: Noah Manna
Where US Politics Came From: Crash Course US History #9
Where US Politics Came From: Crash Course US History #9
Published: 2013/04/04
Channel: CrashCourse
Press Conference at NBC - Random House for Natural Born Citizen Party National Committee
Press Conference at NBC - Random House for Natural Born Citizen Party National Committee
Published: 2015/05/08
Channel: Christopher Strunk
America Unfiltered - - Augusta Citizens Express Problems with the Democratic Party
America Unfiltered - - Augusta Citizens Express Problems with the Democratic Party
Published: 2016/12/29
Channel: Anthony R. Page
Congress Gets Richer, US Citizens Get Poorer @TrutherBot
Congress Gets Richer, US Citizens Get Poorer @TrutherBot
Published: 2014/02/17
Channel: TBTV
Congratulations on Becoming a United States Citizen! 08/25/2017
Congratulations on Becoming a United States Citizen! 08/25/2017
Published: 2017/08/25
Channel: Andrey Butko
state Citizen Passport talk
state Citizen Passport talk
Published: 2016/04/23
Channel: immafreemann
American Citizen Party Candidate, 2016 (made with Spreaker)
American Citizen Party Candidate, 2016 (made with Spreaker)
Published: 2015/01/16
Channel: The LNM Radio Network
Citizen Party of R316 Campaign Ad #2
Citizen Party of R316 Campaign Ad #2
Published: 2015/11/19
Channel: Carly Selleck
America : Non U.S. Citizens being allowed to Vote in American Elections (Oct 29, 2014)
America : Non U.S. Citizens being allowed to Vote in American Elections (Oct 29, 2014)
Published: 2014/10/29
Channel: SignsofThyComing
What Month Do US Citizens Vote For President?
What Month Do US Citizens Vote For President?
Published: 2017/11/15
Channel: Vyujai Vhaj
Alabama
Alabama's US Senate Seat belongs to State's Citizens not any party
Published: 2017/11/21
Channel: rashep sessions
U.S. Territories: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
U.S. Territories: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Published: 2015/03/09
Channel: LastWeekTonight
The Benghazi Impeachment Myth
The Benghazi Impeachment Myth
Published: 2014/05/14
Channel: Thom Hartmann Program
State Citizen VS U.S. Citizen 2 Continued
State Citizen VS U.S. Citizen 2 Continued
Published: 2017/08/22
Channel: David Young
MY STORY OF BECOMING A CITIZEN
MY STORY OF BECOMING A CITIZEN
Published: 2014/12/13
Channel: The Quirky Couple
Naturalized Citizens Run Political Party Maze
Naturalized Citizens Run Political Party Maze
Published: 2014/09/18
Channel: KPBS News
1960 U.S. Presidential Election Ad - Citizens for John F. Kennedy & Lyndon B. Johnson
1960 U.S. Presidential Election Ad - Citizens for John F. Kennedy & Lyndon B. Johnson
Published: 2014/11/22
Channel: CBGP Television
From Immigrant To U.S. Citizen - Watters
From Immigrant To U.S. Citizen - Watters' World
Published: 2017/11/05
Channel: Mass Tea Party - Wake Up America!
Citizens of the United States of America
Citizens of the United States of America
Published: 2007/05/04
Channel: sorenusa
Can non-citizens now sue to get into the United States?
Can non-citizens now sue to get into the United States?
Published: 2017/02/02
Channel: Fox News
Ana is a United States citizen who was born in El Salvador. After 20 years of living together in the
Ana is a United States citizen who was born in El Salvador. After 20 years of living together in the
Published: 2015/07/31
Channel: AP Archive
Top 10 Female United States Presidential Candidates
Top 10 Female United States Presidential Candidates
Published: 2016/11/09
Channel: BestTop10
Being a United States citizen since 1988 and born in
Being a United States citizen since 1988 and born in
Published: 2012/06/12
Channel: e-GMAT
Citizens in all 50 States Files Petitions to Secede from United States: Update 11-14-2012
Citizens in all 50 States Files Petitions to Secede from United States: Update 11-14-2012
Published: 2012/11/12
Channel: Qronos16
Mexican Cartels Are a Threat to the Safety of US Citizens
Mexican Cartels Are a Threat to the Safety of US Citizens
Published: 2017/08/03
Channel: End Times News Report
LAIDE BAKARE BECOMES US CITIZEN, CELEBRATES 37TH BIRTHDAY IN STYLE
LAIDE BAKARE BECOMES US CITIZEN, CELEBRATES 37TH BIRTHDAY IN STYLE
Published: 2017/10/09
Channel: Flip Tv
EU citizenship report ignores governments
EU citizenship report ignores governments' obligations to their own citizens - Patrick O'Flynn MEP
Published: 2017/12/11
Channel: UKIP MEPs
BREAKING News: US Election Recount Could Expose Millions of Non-Citizens
BREAKING News: US Election Recount Could Expose Millions of Non-Citizens' Votes.
Published: 2016/11/26
Channel: Screen Hoopla
**What
**What's a 'Natural Born Citizen' and why a U.S. President Must Be One, with KrisAnne Hall**
Published: 2015/08/24
Channel: Mert Melfa
Republican: Get Rid of Citizens United and You
Republican: Get Rid of Citizens United and You'll Destroy the Bill of Rights!
Published: 2015/02/06
Channel: The Majority Report with Sam Seder
BREAKING! STATE DEPARTMENT JUST ISSUED SEVERE WORLDWIDE WARNING FOR US CITIZENS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATE
BREAKING! STATE DEPARTMENT JUST ISSUED SEVERE WORLDWIDE WARNING FOR US CITIZENS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATE
Published: 2017/12/08
Channel: Gotcha News Network
Germ Warfare Covertly Waged On U.S.  Citizens Since The 1950
Germ Warfare Covertly Waged On U.S. Citizens Since The 1950's
Published: 2015/10/17
Channel: The Alex Jones Channel
Chicago Blues Challenge Band Drawings
Chicago Blues Challenge Band Drawings
Published: 2016/11/08
Channel: Windy City Blues Society
How to break the two-party hold on American politics
How to break the two-party hold on American politics
Published: 2017/11/06
Channel: Vox
Dropkick Murphys vs. Weird Al Yankovic and Miley Cyrus - Party With Citizen CIA [v1]
Dropkick Murphys vs. Weird Al Yankovic and Miley Cyrus - Party With Citizen CIA [v1]
Published: 2012/11/25
Channel: Alan Gilfoy
Our democracy no longer represents the people. Here
Our democracy no longer represents the people. Here's how we fix it | Larry Lessig | TEDxMidAtlantic
Published: 2015/10/20
Channel: TEDx Talks
Obama ok
Obama ok's US citizen assassinations
Published: 2010/04/08
Channel: RT America
U.S. Government Breaks Law For Non-Citizens
U.S. Government Breaks Law For Non-Citizens
Published: 2017/03/21
Channel: The Alex Jones Channel
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Citizens Party
Founded November 2, 1987 (November 2, 1987)
Dissolved May 15, 2004 (May 15, 2004)
Succeeded by Consumer Party (indirectly) Green Party
Ideology Environmentalism
Liberalism
Political position Left-wing
International affiliation None

The Citizens Party was a political party in the United States. It was founded in Washington, D.C. by Barry Commoner, who wanted to gather under one umbrella political organization all the environmentalist and liberal groups which were unsatisfied with President Carter's administration. The Citizens Party registered with the Federal Elections Commission at the end of 1979. Commoner, a professor of environmental science at Washington University in St. Louis, was the head of the Center for the Biology of Natural Systems in St. Louis and editor of Science Illustrated magazine.

The Citizens Party platform was pro-environmental in nature. Some have claimed that it was possibly socialist as well, but this claim arose from a misunderstanding of the economic democracy platform of the party, which appears to be a form of corporatism. Commoner clearly stated repeatedly that socialism for parts of the economy other than essential infrastructure was a disastrous idea. His economic democracy idea stated that the business of business is to do business, but that the business of government is to regulate business to prevent abuses.

In all, the party was founded around four essential platforms, including economic democracy.

History[edit]

1980 election cycle[edit]

§The first Citizens Party National Convention met in Cleveland in the Cleveland Plaza Hotel from April 10 to 13, 1980. There were 260 delegates from 30 states present. The "proposals presented at the convention reportedly numbered some 300 items, a list largely irreducible to a manageable platform. . . Units of the party organization on the state level thus became more or less responsible for delineating their own briefer versions of the list of goals" (Kruschke, p. 46). The Party nominated Barry Commoner for President, and La Donna Harris (then, at that time, the wife of Democratic U.S. Senator Fred Harris of Oklahoma) for Vice President. La Donna Harris was "a leading feminist and a Comanche Indian [who] labeled herself as 'a woman of color.'"

In order to increase public awareness of its existence, the Citizens Party ran a commercial on 600 radio stations which used profanity (the advertisement began with an actor exclaiming: "Bullshit! ... Carter, Reagan and Anderson, it's all bullshit!"). Several of the radio stations tried to remove the profanity, but the Federal Communications Commission forbade them to do so.[1]

As the party's candidate for President in 1980, Commoner achieved ballot status in 29 states (22 and DC under the Citizens Party label, six as an Independent, and in Pennsylvania with the Consumer Party), although his major activity was centered in California, Illinois, Michigan, New York, and Pennsylvania.

In addition to the national ticket, there were 22 other Citizens candidates on the ballot in various states including three for the U.S. Senate and eleven for the U.S. House. Commoner received 221,083 votes. Although Commoner did not garner more than one percent in any state, the party received enough support to be the first minor party to qualify for federal matching funds (about $157,000) for the 1984 election.

1982 election cycle[edit]

In 1981, the Citizens Party had its first successful election of a candidate running under the Citizens Party label, with the election of Terry Bouricius to the Board of Aldermen in Burlington, VT. In 1982, the Citizens Party offered two candidates for Governor (PA and Texas), three candidates for the Senate (PA, Texas, and VT), and 15 candidates for the U.S. House.

1984 election cycle[edit]

In 1984, the Citizens Party held its second national convention at Hamline University in St. Paul MN from August 10 to 12, 1984. There were 125 delegates from 30 states present. The convention nominated Sonia Johnson of Virginia, “a radical feminist” for President and Richard Walton of Rhode Island for Vice President. Johnson had been excommunicated from the LDS Church in 1979 as a result of her outspoken support of the Equal Rights Amendment. In 1982 Johnson undertook a publicized 37-day fast which was designed to encourage the legislature of IL to ratify the ERA.

Two other minor parties endorsed the Citizens ticket in 1984. The Socialist Party USA National Convention in New York City from September 3 to 5, 1983 voted to try to run a joint ticket with the Citizens Party, and the Peace and Freedom Party in California endorsed Johnson for President (although it ran Emma Wong Mar for Vice President).

In spite of the two additional endorsements, the Citizens Party suffered serious setbacks during 1984. It ran fewer candidates for office: one for the Senate (IL), one for Governor (VT), and two for the U.S. House. Johnson appeared on the ballot in thirteen states under the Citizens banner, two as an Independent, one (AR) as the Citizens Group nominee, and one (PA) as the Consumer nominee. The Citizens Party vote fell by two thirds – to 72,153 although Johnson significantly improved upon Commoner’s totals in PA and in LA.

1986 election cycle and party dissolution[edit]

In the 1986 election, the Citizens Party once again offered four candidates: two for Governor (PA and RI), one for the Senate (PA), and one for the U.S. House (MN). Two of these four candidates were actually Consumer Party candidates in PA.

After the disappointing number of votes cast in favor of the Citizens Party nominees, the Party disintegrated. The 1987 Socialist Party National Convention nominated its own Presidential ticket of Willa Kenoyer (a former co-chair of the Citizens Party) and Ron Ehrenreich for 1988, while the Consumer Party in Pennsylvania resumed its separate existence, picking up the remaining pieces of the Citizens Party.

Presidential election summary[edit]

The Citizens Party nominated two candidates for President of the United States:

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Citizens Party, "News from National: Campaign Summaries," Citizens Party News Bulletin, June 17, 1981. —1980 vote totals.
  • Citizens Party, Platform of the Citizens/Consumer Party" As Adopted at Party Convention, April 1980. n.c.: Citizens Party, 1980.
  • Jeffrey Gale, Bullshit: The Media As Power Brokers in Presidential Elections. Bold Hawk Press, 1988.
  • Charles S. Hauss, "Citizens Party," in L. Sandy Maisel (ed.) Political Parties and Elections in the United States. New York: Garland Publishing, 1991; pg. 147.
  • James T. Havel, U.S. Presidential Candidates and the Elections. New York: Macmillan Library Reference USA, 1996.
  • Earl R. Kruschke (ed.) "Citizens’ Party" in Encyclopedia of Third Parties in the United States. Santa Barbara CA: ABC-CLIO, 1991; pg. 45.
  • New York Citizens Party, The Citizens Party Salutes Gay Pride Week; Vote for Barry Commoner for President and LaDonna Harris for Vice-President in 1980. New York: Citizens Party, 1980.
  • Edward L. Schapsmeier and Frederick H. Schapsmeier (eds.), "Citizen’s Party (CP)," in Political Parties and Civic Action Groups. Westport CT: Greenwood Press, 1981; pg. 96.


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