Green Party ○ Vermont Progressive Party ○ Libertarian Party ○ Working Families Party ○ Independent
How Do Americans Participate in Parties Voting in local, state and national elections Signing petitions Educating other members in the community about the party Helping raise money for the campaign Keep updated on news about the party and candidates Writing letters to the party leaders Having signs in their lawns, on cars and wearing party’s souvenir They can hold a position in public office
Role of National Convention ➢ Used to build more support for the candidate ➢ Used by parties to formally nominate president and vice president ➢ Party leaders discuss guidelines of the party ○ Adopt new rules and concerns ➢ Party platform is made public as to where the party stands in major societal issues
Factors Affecting Presidential Campaign ❏ Cost of Campaign ❏ Can the party afford it ❏ Or does the candidate have to contribute ❏ Donations ❏ Time ❏ The candidate chosen to represent the party
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