- Organized the Sundance Summit for Mayors with Robert Redford to share best practices and discuss climate challenges.
No need to rely on campaign promises. Rocky's record is his promise.
In January of this year Anderson accepted the nomination of Justice Party for President. Believing that big money is poisoning politics, his campaign accepts only contributions up to $100. The Justice Party will accept donations up to $2500. The extra funds are needed to gain ballot access.
Rocky believes that change is a bottom up process; that our leaders must be made to govern wisely. A political party is a powerful organizing tool that will persist long after election day, providing a structure for continued activism and community. Running for president is only the beginning.
Frightened of voting for a third party candidate? Afraid the it will hand the White House to the GOP?
Last election 60% of eligible voters stayed home. More than enough firepower to elect anyone we want.
Nader didn't cost the Democrats the White House in 2000, Gore and party strategists did. In the end it was Al Gore, silencing dissent from Democrat Senators whose constituents were disenfranchised, handing off to the loser. Nader voters were new voters, the young and disaffected.
Democrats lose elections because they betray their base, are addicted to incumbency, because of illegal voter purges, privately owned partisan machinery, dirty tricks etc. They don't complain and they don't act. Under a Democratic administration, the FEC still languishes, toothless and ineffective.
We are not the divided nation the media claim. By issue, 70% of us are populist. Yet both parties govern far to the right shredding the social safety net, rewarding the privileged and fighting imperial wars.
Surely we have walked through the looking glass when voting ones conscience is a 'wasted vote' or when we are warned against voting for the best candidate. If you honestly believe that 'the lesser of two evils' is an acceptable choice, you have all ready lost more than you can imagine.
Courageous and fiercely determined, Rocky is far from naive about what it will take to regain control of our nation. He understands the powerful forces who stand in our way. He has made a start and means to continue. We need to help him and help each other. Contribute what you can . Volunteer. It's very important we call on the media to cover his candidacy.
All around us are the rumblings of dissent and cries for reform. Rocky has given us a path that we might follow. What we discover on that path depends upon what we are willing to risk.
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