A political party is a group of people who have organized to promote and support candidates for public office and the group's principles, also called platforms.
This section contains links to organizations self-identified as political parties in the United States of America, whether or not they have achieved such legal status in their areas of operation.
Due to the federal nature of the United States, most political parties, including both the Republican and Democratic Parties, base their operations at the state level. Sometimes candidates may seek the endorsement of several parties; New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was the candidate of both the Republican Party and Liberal Party in New York. Some parties may form coalitions; thus the official Democratic Party organ in Minnesota is actually the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL)
It is in the best interest of a local party committee to suggest their site via the most appropriate local Regional category. If however the party has branches or affiliates across several states, the submitter may request a new category be created in this section.
State chapters of parties and special interest or demographically based party committees organized on a state level should not be suggested at this level. They should be suggested to the Regional political party category for the corresponding state. eg Regional/North_America/United_States/Texas/Society_and_Culture/Politics/Parties
Please suggest only sites of the national headquarters of a political party; sites of the state or local headquarters should be suggested to the appropriate state or local category.
Please consult the submission guidelines when writing titles and descriptions.
Mirrors, doorways and sites under construction will not be considered for listing.
@links to state political parties categories.
Smaller parties which are ideologically conservative or religious.
This category contains sites related to the Constitution Party.
Sites may include, but not limited to: news and media, state and local affiliates, opposing views, history, and associated affinity groups (for example: college, youth, women).
Please redirect state and local submissions to the appropriate state''s Society and Culture: Politics: Parties category.
This category holds links for national committees, affiliated and auxiliary organizations, and fan pages of the Democratic Party, the primary center-left political party in the United States.
Only sites pertaining to the Democratic Party, affiliated and auxiliary organizations and supporters on the national level should be submitted to this category.
State and local sites should be submitted to Regional: North America: United States: [State]: Society and Culture: Politics: Parties: Democratic.
This category includes all things related to the Green Party in the United States of America. In addition to their core principles of ecological living and social justice, they are known for articulating, acting on, networking on socially responsible issues often ignored or avoided by mainstream politicians.
Anything related to Greens in the US is welcome in this category. Candidates for office should, however, go in the appropriate election category, under Regional/North_America/United_States/Government/Elections/Presidential/2000/Candidates/Other_Parties/Green_Party.
Sites dealing with individual states should not be listed at this level. Rather, they should be submitted to the /Green category under the appropriate state.
Libertarian Party advocates a free-market economy and the abundance and prosperity it brings; a dedication to civil liberties and personal freedom; and a foreign policy of non-intervention, peace, and free trade.
Submit here sites related to the Libertarian Party of United States
. Submit other sites related to libertarianism to Society: Politics: Liberalism: Libertarianism
Please pay attention to the subcategories and, if one applies, submit your site to the appropriate one.
This subcategory is intended for links to committees and auxiliaries of the Reform Party, a national political party formed in 1995.
The Reform Party was organized out of United We Stand America, an organization founded by Texas businessman H. Ross Perot to expose special interests at work in government. The Reform Party seeks to root out the influence of special interests through grassroots action to restore truth, trust, and hope to American politics.
- When writing your site''s title please ensure it is the same as your organization.
- When writing your site''s description, please tell what your site offers in a clear and concise statement without hype or promotional language.
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This category holds links for national committees, affiliated and auxiliary organizations, and fan pages of the Republican Party, the primary center-right political party in the United States. The Party is often referred to as the GOP, or Grand Old Party, and its symbol is the elephant.
The Republican Party was founded in 1854 by members of the Free Soil Party and the Conscience Whigs-- members of the Whig Party from the North so called because of their then-radical opposition to slavery. The election of Illinois Republican Abraham Lincoln in 1860 firmly established the Republican Party as a major force in American politics. Other Republican Presidents include Ulysses S Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, and Ronald Reagan.
Please submit to the most specific subcategory possible.
Please do not submit sites under construction.
This category is sort of a broad-topic classification for parties and party-like organizations which promote "socialism." Since both communists and democratic socialists use the term "socialism" to describe their ideologies, even though they are vastly different in some respects, they are both in this category.
Social democratic/democratic socialist parties and organizations are lumped into the "democratic socialist" subcat. Here you will find organizations such as the Socialist Party and the Democratic Socialists of America.
Communist or radical Marxist/vanguardist groups are placed in "Communist-Marxist." Within this category are subcats for derived ideologies of DeLeonism, Stalinism, Maoism, and Trotskyism.
Groups which defy easy categorization by being vague in their stances or by sharing elements of social democracy and communism are placed in the top level of the category.
The "Youth Groups" subcat contains various socialist/communist youth groups, some of which are affiliates of larger parties which are listed in their respective subcats.
The "State Chapters" category contains localized socialist/communist groups, as well as state/local chapters of the Communist Party and Socialist Party.
The @links are for other political affiliations often related to Democratic Socialists. "Libertarian Socialism," a.k.a. Anarchism, generally adheres to the same ideals as socialism, but includes advocating the eventual dissolution of government. "Greens" are a fast-growing eco-political movement which often has social and environmental stances on par with social democratic groups. The "New Party" link is to the relatively new "New Party" which is a progressive party with many stances similar to those of Democratic Socialist organizations.