The United States has a unique set of barriers to prevent operation of minor political parties. Panelists will discuss their experiences: small party registration, ballot access, access to media coverage, exclusion from debates and legal challenges. Panelists will discuss the role and benefits to democracy, as well as offering solutions.
Email email@example.com to register To register, email and include “Register me for the Small Parties Zoom.” You will receive ZOOM information for joining. There is NO COST for registering and joining the program.
7:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday January 6, 2021 (free ZOOM)
Betsey Mitchell: Betsey Mitchell ran for County Executive as a candidate for St. Louis County in the recent 2020 elections. She is a former educator and business owner. She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Harris Stowe University and Maryville University.
Oliver Hall: author of “Death by a Thousand Signatures: The Rise of Restrictive Ballot Access Laws and the Decline of Electoral Competition in the United States.”, He writes for Counterpunch and The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Richard Winger: American political activist and analyst. He is the publisher and editor of Ballot Access News. He is on the editorial board of the Election Law Journal. Winger publishes analysis, statistics and legal information and supports expanded access to the ballot for minor parties.
Howie Hawkins: Hawkins is environmental activist and a co-founder of the Green Party of the United States. Howie was the nominee from his party in the 2020 presidential election. He works to build a viable, independent working-class political and social movement in opposition to the Democratic and Republican parties.
- Carol Jackson, Green Party of St. Louis, moderator.
For more information, call 314-727-8554 or visit www.gateway-greens.org.
- January 06, 2021 at 7pm – 9pm