Anti-war activist reveals plans for the “First Party”
Tuesday, Oct 7, 2008
Prominent anti war activist Cindy Sheehan has said she intends to launch a new national political party after the presidential election.
Sheehan, who is currently challenging for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Seat in the 8th Congressional District of California, revealed details of the plan in an interview with digitaljournal.com.
Sheehan hopes to attract a broad coalition of support from across the political spectrum and has cited the campaigns of Ron Paul and Ralph Nader, among others as influences for the project.
“We don’t want to do third-party politics which has a stigma in the United States”, Sheehan told reporter Stephen Dohnberg, The First Party will be so called because it will be the first party that “cares about the people, will work for the people, and will actually be a viable party.” Sheehan explained.
“I have spoken to Green Party Presidential Candidate Cynthia McKinney and the Nader Campaign” and as disillusionment with the two party system increases,”this is the time to build on that energy.” the Gold Star mother elaborated.
During her last appearance on the Alex Jones show in July, Sheehan lambasted the two party system and the straightjacket of partisan control commenting, “People are hungry for change, people are hungry for people to tell the truth, no matter what, people are hungry for those who act out of their integrity.”
This article was posted: Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at 11:39 am