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  Grassroots Party - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Grassroots Party of Minnesota was created in the 1980s to oppose drug prohibition.
Because of continuous party switching, The Grassroots Party of Minnesota became defunct by 2002.
However, The Grassroots Party of Vermont is still around, and retains its leftist status, even after many of its libertarian leaning members moved to the Vermont Libertarian Party.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Grassroots_Party   (284 words)

  Grassroots Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Grassroots Party of Minnesota was a minor political party.
The Grassroots Party first started up in Minnesota in the 1986, as a small political party that focused on alternatives to drug prohibition, along with some left-liberal values on other issues.
The organization of the Green Party and in-fighting between the party leadership in the 1990s caused the party to decline.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Grassroots_Party   (601 words)

 Politics1: Presidency 2000 - Denny Lane (Grassroots Party - Vermont)
Grassroots Party nominee for Secretary of State, 1998 (8,300 votes - 3.9%).
Grassroots Party nominee for Governor, 1994 (2,100 votes - 1%) and 1996 (3,600 votes - 1.4%).
Wilkinson, 33 (and too young to legally serve as VP), is a machinist, marijuana legalization activist and the former state chairman of the Minnesota Grassroots Party.
www.politics1.com /grp2k.htm   (280 words)

 Grassroots - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A grassroots political movement is one driven from below by the fundimental constituents of a community.
In the United States, the first use of the word "grassroots" is thought to have been coined by Senator Albert Jeremiah Beveridge of Indiana, who declared of the Progressives Party in 1912 that: "This party [the Progressive Party] has come from the grass roots.
Astroturfing is similar in practice of the grassroots movement, except that those behind it, the lobbyists, hide their agenda by appearing as specific individuals voicing their opinions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Grassroots   (258 words)

 Frequently Asked Questions | Grassroots Democrats
Grassroots Democrats is an independent non-profit political organization dedicated to strengthening the infrastructure and financial resources necessary to deliver Democratic victories in 2005 and beyond.
Grassroots Democrats' mission is to strengthen the infrastructure of the Democratic Party in every state to ensure victory in 2005 and beyond.
Grassroots Democrats is the ONLY '527' that is dedicated to rebuiliding state and local Democratic Party committees by strengthening infrastructure, grassroots activism and fundraising.
www.grassrootsdemocrats.com /faq   (1165 words)

While southern grassroots party activists tended to specialize in the campaigning “mode” of participation, what is most noticeable in our 2001 study is how the young have expanded their participation into other activities that help maintain the party organization.
Older activists of both parties are more likely than the young to have occupied their current party position before the last party election (in 2000) and even prior to 1990, and to have previously held an appointed office and at least two party or appointed offices (table 7).
Our 1991 Southern Grassroots Party Activists study found that the younger generation Democratic and Republican activists were more ideologically extreme than their more mature party colleagues, helping to produce ideologically distinct southern parties that mirrored the liberal-conservative divisions that characterized the party system in the rest of the nation.
www2.msstate.edu /~kauai/research/spsa02.paper.html   (5312 words)

 The Loft » Blog Archive » Message from Grassroots to Republican Party: Accountability is Key
With results from close to 2,700 grassroots Republican activists to a recent GOPUSA survey, a detailed picture can be drawn which reflects their mood, sentiments, and concerns.
The grassroots base is frustrated because they work hard to get Republicans elected and then feel as though they are being ignored by these same officials.
Grassroots Republicans are frustrated by lack of progress, and the feedback is loud and clear.
www.gopusa.com /theloft/?p=256   (596 words)

 Green Party (United States) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The ASGP then changed its name to the "Green Party of the United States," adopted some of the G/GPUSA's structures (identity caucuses, for example), and was granted status as the official National Committee of the Green Party by the FEC in 2001.
In the 2004 presidential election, the candidate of the Green Party of the United States for President was Texas attorney and GPUS legal counsel David Cobb, and its candidate for vice-president was labor activist Pat LaMarche of Maine.
Although some Green Party members were upset and some expressed "embarrassment" that Nader was not the party's 2004 candidate, others believed that a serious presidential campaign could be waged with a "home-grown" figure such as Cobb, running away from the spoiler effect.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ten_Key_Values_of_the_Green_Party   (2374 words)

 Hopes for Education to Reduce Party Corruption
A senior Communist Party of China (CPC) official said on Thursday that, though corruption is widespread, an education campaign is being run to improve the quality of officials and reduce the incidence of corruption cases.
The first group of 801,000 grassroots Party organizations and 13.855 million Party members finished their education in the first half of this year.
Currently, the campaign is being run among the second group of 1.8 million grassroots Party organizations and 30 million members, accounting for 52 and 43 percent of the total respectively, according to Li.
www.china.org.cn /english/2005/Jul/134331.htm   (519 words)

 Grassroots Politicians: Party Activists in British Columbia. by David Mitchell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Grassroots Politicians is actually a series of studies based primarily on a survey of the opinions of delegates attending the provincial leadership conventions of the Social Credit, NDP, and Liberal parties in 1986 and 1987.
Grassroots Politics demonstrates that this image of highly charged, class-based politics needs to be seriously qualified when applied to the British Columbia electorate as a whole.
The reason offered for the failure of the province's parties to converge towards the political centre is that they are constrained by the attitudes of their activists.
www.utpjournals.com /product/chr/744/politicians12.html   (879 words)

 Building a Grassroots Political Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The platform is a standard by which to measure candidates that the party may support as well as recruit members for the task of supporting those candidates, while the bylaws structure the efforts that are expended by the members in support of that platform and those candidates.
The final objective presupposes the growth of the party in terms of actual voter registration and candidate appeal to at least a plurality and ideally to a majority in the State of Oregon.
This is where the party members get their experience in parliamentary procedure, educate and encourage the party membership in all their recruiting endeavors, and develop house-to-house campaign plans for our party candidates.
www.chatlink.com /~auto_doc/page39.htm   (2725 words)

 Northwest Progressive Institute: Political parties key to the future of grassroots politics
Parties need to be driven from the ground up—and not managed from the top down—if they are to reach their full significance.
Given the decline of parties, it is surely no accident that the number of staggeringly wealthy candidates like Sen. Jon Corzine or Rep. Michael Huffington who can finance their own campaigns has increased in the last two decades or so, as has the number of celebrities and sports figures.
If party affiliation is an important voting cue, then that simple fact acts as a powerful check on the news media, which do have a vested interest in encouraging or at least cheering on the decline of grassroots party organizations.
www.nwprogressive.org /weblog/2005/06/political-parties-key-to-future-of.html   (2113 words)

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The New Party wants to restore the principle of fusion candidacy, which was permitted in Minnesota elections until about fifty years ago, when the Farmer-Labor Party merged with the Democrats and Minnesota became a two-party state.
Most political parties choose to focus on one of these principles, but, like America¹s founders, the Grassroots Party believes social responsibility and individual liberty are equally important in a free society.
The Grassroots Party has produced a few commercials for cable TV and local radio and newspapers, but we have not been able to advertise through broadcast television networks or national radio or magazines.
www.lycaeum.org /drugs.old/hyperreal/politics/legalization/canvas.4.1   (2139 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Grassroots Party has grown as well, into a potent political organization with dedicated volunteers in several different states, ready to bring the struggle for hemp legalization into the ballot box, and right into the faces of prohibitionist politicians and an apathetic public.
The Grassroots Party is about going head-on against narco-fascists, not just as John Q. Public, but as a candidate on equal ground, not to ask for mercy, but to demand justice.
The Grassroots Party has this to offer the Hemp Movement: 1) A unifying front with genuine political influence, and a presence in the ballot box, where laws and policies are made and changed.
lycaeum.org /drugs.old/hyperreal/politics/legalization/grassroots.party   (560 words)

 Conservative Party (UK) - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In December of 2005 David Cameron was elected leader of the party, defeating David Davis in a ballot of the nationwide party membership.
The party's economic reputation was, however, dealt a fatal blow by the 1992 Black Wednesday debacle, in which billions of pounds were wasted trying to keep the pound within the European ERM system of exchange rates at an overvalued rate.
Conservative modernisers point to Afriyie's election as evidence that the party is changing, though opponents argue that the election of a single fl MP in what is essentially a safe seat doesn't count for much against the anti-immigration campaign fought by the Conservatives in 2005.
www.voyager.in /Conservative_Party_(UK)   (4031 words)

 Grassroots Party - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
The Grassroots Party of Minnesota was created in the 1980's to oppose drug prohibiton.
The Grassroots Party of Vermont http://www.vtgrassrootsparty.org/ is still around, and retains a leftist bent to it after many of its libertarian leaning members moved to the Vermont Libertarian Party http://lp.org and no other chapters of the Grassroots Party exist.
In 2002 the Minnesota Grassroots party became the Liberal Party of Minnesota http://www.geocities.com/liberalpartymn/.
www.music.us /education/G/Grassroots-Party.htm   (421 words)

 28/2/2002 -- GREEN PARTY: A grassroots party with international connections
She said that the party is now fully registered and has joined the network of 70 Greens party around the world.
She said that the PNG Greens party is about greater democracy for all people, and to give the grassroots people a real voice in the development of mining and logging projects.
But she said the PNG Greens party believes that the people in the project areas should have a major voice and part in the decision making process when these projects are being started so that the people do not become marginalised and left destitute after the projects have finished.
forests.org /articles/reader.asp?linkid=8522   (645 words)

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The New Party wants to restore the principle of fusion candidacy, which was permitted in Minnesota elections until about fifty years ago, when the Farmer-Labor Party merged with the Democrats and Minnesota became a two-party state.
The Independence Party recently won major party status, but there are rumors that the state legislature may make it harder for small parties to get candidates on the ballot, to win major party status, or to get tax check-off status.
Most political parties choose to focus on one of these principles, but, like AmericaÍs founders, the Grassroots Party believes social responsibility and individual liberty are equally important in a free society.
www.flashback.se /archive/canvas.4.1   (2139 words)

 China stresses grassroots for Party Congress
Nearly 100 more delegates would take part in next year's meeting, compared to the 16th Party Congress in late 2002 in which Hu was appointed chief of the Communist Party.
The rise in the number of delegates comes as the ranks of the Party have expanded to more than 70 million members, compared to around 64 million in late 2002, Xinhua said.
The Party has pledged to implement democratic elections and decision-making while also insisting that they maintain one-party lead of the country.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /china/2006-11/12/content_730846.htm   (233 words)

 www.gagop.org - Georgia Republican Party
The Georgia Republican Party is truly a grassroots party.
In the odd years, conventions are held to elect leadership from the precinct to the state party officials.
In the Presidential even years, conventions are held from the precinct to the national level yielding national delegates that will represent us in establishing and maintaining distinct public policy in our platform.
www.gagop.org /default.asp?pt=doc&doc=grassroots   (102 words)

 The Democratic Party
North Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Jerry Meek wrote about the impact the investment from the Democratic Party is already making in his state.
Like the national party, the North Carolina Democratic Party is challenged by the need to move the party outside of Raleigh and go back to the grassroots.
This was the first competitive election for the party chair position in recent memory, and grassroots activists made their concerns very well known.
www.democrats.org /a/2005/06/a_50_state_stra_2.php   (1015 words)

 The Hindu : Tamil Nadu / Chennai News : "Work to strengthen party at grassroots"
CHENNAI: Bharatiya Janata Party vice-president M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday called upon State party workers to humbly accept the defeat in the Assembly elections and work for strengthening the organisation at district, block and village level.
Addressing the State executive committee members, district presidents and candidates here, he appealed to the party functionaries not to be disheartened by the poll outcome.
Naidu said party workers should be prepared to launch agitations to highlight the demands.
www.hindu.com /2006/06/05/stories/2006060514170600.htm   (381 words)

 cannabisnews.com: Vermont's Only Alternative Major Party!
The Grassroots Party is for real change, for real democracy - an empowered, informed people gaining control of the government for our common future.We are dedicated to the principles for which the American Revolution was fought -our inalienable rights to “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness”.
Both the Libertarian and Green Parties who are diametrically opposed to one another have asked me to join their parties as our platform they find to be compatible with theirs.
The homepage of the Vermont Grassroots Party [ Post Comment ] Comment #3 posted by Denny Lane on May 21, 2000 at 17:22:05 PT: Vermont Grassroots Party I'm the founder of the VGP and am in the process of having someone else create our homepage which is incomplete.
www.cannabisnews.com /news/thread1205.shtml   (1146 words)

 Pig Party | Grassroots International
Invite a few friends and watch Grassroots' documentary "Haiti's Piggy Bank." With the games and activities in our Pig Party Packet, you will learn about Haiti's Creole pig and its important role in peasant life.
After the eradication, Haitian and French agronomists worked to breed a new variety of pig with most of the same beneficial qualities of the Haitian Creole pig.
Grassroots is providing major financial support to Creole pig repopulation efforts now being carried out under the leadership of Haitian partners.
www.grassrootsonline.org /what-you-can-do/host-event/pig-party   (676 words)

 Nuala Ahern - green movement party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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