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I've heard references to a national convention for the JP.  Is there a link or will there be a link soon?

Thank you.

PS I tried to post this in the party news forum, where I think it belongs, but the tool denied me permission.  This is the closest category I could figure.

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That's a good question since I feel the convention needs as much publicity and in-put as it can get.

One answer could be that it's being planned and fine-tuned at this moment and we'll hear more as things shore up.You have to remember that the JP is still very new and things may be being done on an as they go type basis.
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  Well, I am not sure that a party convention will work until JP is well known. If only a percentage of the population only knows, then it will not help JP. We can't have only a small amount of people coming.  First, JP needs to be on every state ballot. Second, there needs to be a party office in every state and city like the current REP and DEMS have. Third, we seriously need to know what issues we will talk about at the forum. Those issues have to be different from the current two party system.
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Pierre: I think you are right about all of those points.  Maybe the web site could have a "convention" link to a stub page indicating the status and goings-on surrounding the convention.  Maybe even ask people if they believe they will be going to get some idea of how many people are interested.

Barefoot:  Maybe this is one of those classic chicken-and-egg problems.  As far as being on every state ballot, though, I wonder if that isn't the same issue:  If only a small number of people even know about the party, who would vote for its candidates?   We also need to consider how many candidates will there be running -- ballot access is wasted if there is no one running.

I do agree strongly with you that there needs to be a strong presence in every state and city to countermand the unfair, entrenched position of the duopoly parties.  Isn't this a matter of funding though?   This is a small and new party.   Perhaps we need a model for local development, one that states that a local group will be recognized once they have such an operation up and running.

Our issues ARE different than the big two; just look at this party's platform!  This is a very progressive, anti-neoliberal platform.  Nothing could distinguish this party more than what is stated in the platform.   Unless we compromise, go along to get along (or get votes?), as some people here propose.

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As I noted elsewhere in the forum the main goal of the Justice Party is creating a movement. Winning elections is secondary. I think various statements by Rocky Anderson make this clear. As far as I know the convention will be held in Oakland, California, however, that has not been confirmed nor has the date of any convention been confirmed. Keep tuned.
Robert

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The convention has been postponed to October or November 2013. No site has been announced.
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As a follow up.. if you have experience with working at a convention or want to get involved in volunteering at ours, please contact us. Thanks.
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