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With Blank Petition and Blank Petitioners, Americans Elect Raises Concern in Fresno

Americans Elect is a 501(c)4 corporation with aims to get on the 2012 ballot in all 50 states and to arrange the election of its own candidates for President and Vice President of the United States. Student journalists at Fresno City College’s RamPage newspaper report that the appearance of Americans Elect petition circulators on campus [...]

ProVote America contention regarding Americans Elect: Wealthy Billionaires tied to No Labels. True?

The administrator account in the forums of ProVote America, a company gathering signatures for the Americans Elect party qualification effort in California, has written descriptions of the Americans Elect petition and a pitch for it as the group tries to gain ballot access for its 2012 presidential candidates:

Most likely written by ProVote America [...]

Bridging the Vital Center: Testing Americans Elect’s Complaints About Cooperation Across Ideology in Congress

“America faces large challenges, but the two political parties in Washington are not working together to find solutions. Most voters — Democrats, Independents, and Republicans — feel unrepresented by both extremes. We need new leadership, and it begins with you.

In June 2012, Americans Elect will invite you and every registered voter in the country [...]

Americans Elect Signature Worker: “We’re not allowed to talk to Press”

Reporter Alexis Tittle of GC Summit reports on her encounter with paid signature gatherers for Americans Elect at Grossmont College in California on Wednesday:

When they solicit Grossmont students’ signatures for the three forms on their table, Tony Willison and Randy Shimizu get, according to them, no hourly wage or compensation for Prop 8 or [...]

Read it Here: Americans Elect organizing as a Political Party to run Candidates in Michigan

Yesterday, we learned that Americans Elect had applied for permission from the state of Michigan to collect petition signatures to gain ballot access for the 2012 elections. Americans Elect’s overarching goal: to have its own candidates for President and Vice President placed on the 2012 ballot in all 50 states.

Today, the helpful folks at [...]

Americans Elect Expands Presidential Petition Push to State of Michigan

A tip of the pen to David Weigel for pointing us to the decision of the Michigan Secretary of State to approve an application by Americans Elect with a plan to collect signatures to place it as a political party on the 2012 ballot in the state. This would allow Americans Elect to proceed with [...]

Irregular Design Becomes Logo Of Draft Feingold Movement

About the journey of a logo for Draft Russ Feingold 2012 with Feingold’s name in the shape of the USA. [...]

Have You Been Asked to Sign the Americans Elect 2012 Petition?

In at least the states of Arizona and Nevada, paid petition circulators for Americans Elect have been trying to get enough signatures to get this entity — at once both a corporation and a political party — a place on the the ballot for the 2012 presidential elections.

Because this corporation/political party is trying [...]

Friends of the Mississippi Press Pawlenty to Protect Minnesota Water Habitat

There’s something messy and brown seeping into Minnesota politics.

Nearly four years ago, the Minnesota state legislature mandated that the state Department of Natural Resources revise regulations to reduce gigantic docks jutting into rivers and lakes and also to reduce the amount of human sewage flowing into Minnesota waters. Since waterfront building regulations were issued [...]

Transcripts: Rick Warren and the Religious Test against Atheists

Evangelical Christian Pastor Rick Warren has consistently agitated against equal rights for gay and lesbian Americans. The mainstream news media has reported this.

Rick Warren has repeatedly referred to actions that prevent the implantation of fertilized eggs as a “Holocaust,” equating the hundreds of millions of women who have had abortions, who have IUDs and [...]

Activist Opportunities Against Rick Warren

You’re outraged about Barack Obama’s decision to have extremist Rick Warren give an official religious invocation at the Inauguration. Now, what are you going to do about it. Here are some activist opportunities. [...]