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1 Objective 2(26b): Describe the organization and functions of American Political parties at the local, state, and national level.


3 The Democratic Party The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. It is the oldest political party in continuous operation in the United States and it is one of the oldest parties in the world.majorpolitical parties in the United StatesRepublican Party

4 The Democratic Party has several organizations within its party. There’s the: DGA: The Democratic Governors’ Association The DGA provides political and strategic assistance to gubernatorial campaigns

5 The DGA plays an integral role in developing positions on key state and federal issues that affect the states through the governors’ policy forum series. DSCC: the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee purpose is to elect more Democrats to the United States Senate.

6 The DSCC’s Job is to organize candidate’s recruitment to providing campaign funds for tight races. DCCC: The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee serves as the official national Democratic campaign committee charged with recruiting, assisting, funding, and electing Democrats to the U. S. House of Representatives.

7 They provide services ranging from designing and helping execute field operations, to polling, creating radio and television commercials, fundraising, communications, and management consulting DLCC: The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee provides strategic services and financial assistance to Democratic leaders and candidates at the state legislative level.


9 AC: The Accreditations Committee is there to review requests by forming sate parties and caucuses for accreditation by the GPUS. Members and state parties or caucuses, or between state parties or caucuses which are not alleged to involve the GPUS' accreditation requirements are handled by the Dispute Resolution Committee (DRC).

10 BRPP) Bylaws, Rules, Policies & Procedures (CCC): The Coordinated Campaign Committee is a standing committee of the USGP that cooperates with state and local chapters in the support of federal, state, and local Green Party electoral campaigns. The CCC provides material support to campaigns when possible. Help train chapters in running successful campaigns (from finding the right candidate to getting people.Bylaws, Rules, Policies & Procedures

11 Keep various campaigns in communication with each other, so that resources and wisdom can be. PCSC: The Presidential Campaign Support in the coordination of communication with Green Presidential. It will coordinate between accredited state parties and caucuses, national committees, GPUS and the nominee to ensure that there is both good communication and working relationship between party and candidate.


13 The Reform Party The Reform Party of the United States of America is a political party in the United States, founded by Ross Perot in 1995 who said Americans were disillusioned with the state of politics.political party United StatesRoss Perot

14 The Reform Party platform includes the following: Maintaining a balanced budget, ensured by passing a Balanced Budget Amendment and changing budgeting practices, and paying down the federal debt. Campaign finance reform, including strict limits on campaign contributions and the outlawing of the Political action committee Enforcement of existing immigration lawsBalanced Budget Amendment Campaign finance reformPolitical action committeeimmigration

15 Opposition to free trade agreements like the North American Free Trade Agreement and CAFTA, and a call for withdrawal from the World Trade Organization. Term limits on U.S. Representatives and Senators. Direct election of the United States President by popular tradeNorth American Free Trade AgreementWorld Trade Organization Term limitsU.S. Representatives Senators


17 The Libertarian Party The Libertarian Party is a United States political party founded on December 11, 1971. More than 200,000 voters are registered with the party, making it one of the largest of America's alternative political parties. Hundreds of Libertarian candidates have been elected or appointed to public office, and thousands have run for office under the Libertarian banner, Also known as the third biggest party.United States political party

18 The Libertarian party’s Platform is: Adoption of laissez-faire principles which would reduce the state's role in economic government. This would include, among other things, markedly reduced taxation, privatization of Social Security and welfare (for individuals, as well as elimination of "corporate welfare"), markedly reduced regulation of business, rollbacks of labor regulations, and reduction of government interference in foreign trade.Social Security welfarecorporate welfareforeign trade

19 Protection of property rights. Minimal government bureaucracy. The Libertarian Party states that the government's responsibilities should be limited to the protection of individual rights from the initiation of force and fraud. Civil libertarianism: Support for the protection of civil liberties, including the right to privacy, freedom of speech, freedom of association, and sexual rightsCivil libertarianismcivil libertiesright to privacyfreedom of speechfreedom of associationsexual freedom

20 Opposition to civil rights laws that regulate the private sector, such as affirmative action and non-discrimination laws. Support for the unrestricted right to the means of self-defense (such as gun rights, the right to carry mace or pepper spray, etc). Opposition to the censoring and the engineering of foreign radio pathways.civil rights affirmative actionnon-discriminationself-defensegun rightsmacepepper sprayradio

21 Abolition of laws against "victimless crimes" (such as prostitution, driving without a seatbelt, use of controlled substances, fraternization, etc.). Opposition to regulations on how businesses should run themselves (e.g., smoking bans) A foreign policy of free trade and non- interventionism.victimless crimesprostitutionseatbeltuse of controlled substancesfraternizationsmoking bansfree tradenon- interventionism

22 The Republican Party The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. It is often called the Grand Old Party or the GOP. Founded in Ripon, Wisconsin, in 1854 by anti-slavery expansion activists and modernizers, the Republican Party quickly surpassed the Whig Party as the principal opposition to the Democratic Party. majorpolitical parties in the United States Democratic Party Ripon, Wisconsinanti-slavery Whig Party

23 It first came to power in 1860 with the election of Abraham Lincoln to the presidency and presided over the American Civil War and Reconstruction. Today, the party supports a conservative and/or center-right platform, with further foundations in supply-side fiscal policies and social conservatism.Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Reconstructionconservative center-rightsupply-sidesocial conservatism

24 The Republican Party is currently the second largest party with 55 million registered voters as of 2004, encompassing roughly one-third of the electorate. There have been nineteen Republican Presidents. Republicans currently fill a minority of seats in both the United States Senate and the House of Representatives, hold a minority of state governorships, and control a minority of state legislatures. second largest partyPresidentsUnited States SenateHouse of Representativesstate governorships state legislatures

25 The communist Party The Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA) is a Marxist-Leninist political party in the United States. For first half of the 20th century the communist party it was the largest and most widely influential communist party in the country, and played a prominent role in the U.S. labor movement from the 1920s through the 1940sMarxist-Leninist political partyUnited Statescommunist partyplayed a prominent role

26 , founding most of the country's major industrial unions (which would later implement the Smith Act) and pursuing intense anti-racist activity in workplaces and city communities throughout this first part of its existence. Simultaneously the CPUSA survived the Palmer Raids, the first Red Scare, and many similar attempts at suppression of communist activity by the Government of the United States through the end of World War II. By August 1919, only months after its founding, the CPUSA had 60,000 members, including anarchists and other radical leftists, while the more moderate Socialist Party of America had only 40,000.industrial unionsSmith Actpursuing intense anti-racist activityPalmer RaidsRed ScaresuppressionGovernment of the United StatesWorld War IIanarchistsSocialist Party of America

27 The Socialist Party Years active 1901 – 1973 The Socialist Party of America (SPA or SP) was a democratic socialist political party in the United States, formed in 1901 by a merger between the three-year-old Social Democratic Party of America and disaffected elements of the Socialist Labor Party which had split from the main organization in 1899.democratic socialistpolitical partyUnited StatesSocial Democratic Party of AmericaSocialist Labor Party


29 In the first decades of the 20th Century, it drew significant support from many different groups, including trade unionists, progressive social reformers, populist farmers, and immigrant communities. Its presidential candidate, Eugene V. Debs, won over 900,000 votes in 1912 and 1920, while the party also elected two Congressmen and numerous state legislators and mayorsprogressive populistpresidential candidate Eugene V. Debs19121920Congressmen

30 The party's staunch opposition to American involvement in World War I, although welcomed by many, also led to prominent defections, official repression and vigilante persecution. The organization was further shattered by a factional war over how it should respond to Russia's Bolshevik Revolution in 1917 and the establishment of the Communist International in 1919. American involvement in World War IBolshevik RevolutionCommunist International

31 The Socialist Party’s Platform: Bill of Rights The Socialist Party is committed to the rights of free speech, free press, free assembly, and personal privacy, and the freedom of religious choice through the separation of church and state. Economics:

32 Economics: The Socialist Party stands for a fundamental transformation of the economy, focusing on production for need not profit. So-called fair trade is meaningless as long as the world economy is dominated by a few massive corporations

33 Environment: We call for public ownership and democratic control of all our natural resources in order to conserve resources, preserve our wilderness areas, and restore environmental quality. 2. The U.S. must immediately return to participation in international agreements, such as the Kyoto Protocol, limiting carbon emissions, and accept a major role in worldwide efforts to control global warming.

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