FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 2, 2019
Unity Party’s Fellow Travelers Approval Voting Achieve Full Status
Approval Voting Party
Austin, TX – The Unity Party of America (https://unityparty.us/), the first party in Colorado history to achieve full party recognition by the State of Colorado due to number of voter affiliations (with 1,002 UNI voters in 2017), collectively congratulates fellow travelers the Approval Voting Party (http://approvalvotingparty.com/) on being the second party in Colorado history to pass the same milestone (with 1,039 AVP voters as of 3am Tuesday morning).
“I’m encouraged that so many Colorado voters are selecting the Approval Voting Party when choosing their voter affiliation,” says Approval Voting party official Blake Huber. “Our new status as a party fully recognized by the State of Colorado, complete with the ability to place all of our candidates directly onto the November 2020 General Election ballot, no more petitioning required, is all the more encouraging seeing as how it’s coming just a year after we achieved Qualified Political Organization status by petitioning a Secretary of State candidate onto the 2018 ballot. Our party plans to nominate candidates for many offices including a possible candidate for president. The concept of Approval Voting is to have elections where you don’t vote for the lesser of two evils.” Mr. Huber continues, “Our party has gained recognition within a year of its existence because people are thirsting for a better voting method.“
“On behalf of the Unity Party membership, I’d like to welcome, Frank, Blake and Approval Voting to the club,” says United National Committee Chairman Bill Hammons, who was the first and only third party candidate to single-handedly petition onto the General Election ballot in Colorado history, in 2008, 2014 and 2016. “Frank and Blake have rightly convinced myself and others of the merits of Approval Voting, the Approval Voting Method is up for incorporation into the Unity Party of America national platform at our 2020 national convention, and we’re working forward to continue to work with them closely to achieve desperately-needed change in this country as lasting as it is monumental.”
About the Approval Voting Party
The Approval Voting Party was founded as a Qualified Political Organization in 2018 by Colorado residents Frank Atwood and Blake Huber to promote the best of many alternatives to the winner-take-all voting systems contributing to the us-versus-them, divide-and-conquer mentality pervading today’s political landscape. The party’s website is http://approvalvotingparty.com/.
About the Unity Party of America
The Unity Party of America was founded on November 4, 2004. This Centrist national political party now covers 40 States — latest State: Wyoming — is officially recognized at the State level as a result of successful Unity Party candidate petitions as well as at the Federal level (FEC # C00591313), and has fielded candidates several election cycles in a row. Its official website is www.unityparty.us.
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