"Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe."—Frederick Douglass
Founding Fathers and Mothers
On Monday, December 12, 2011 at 2:00 PM, a diverse group of courageous citizens announced the formation of the Justice Party, which is envisioned as a major new political party for decades to come. The Justice Party seeks governing authority at the local, state, Congressional and national levels, beginning in the 2012 election cycle. The Justice Party is being created as a new 21st-century political vehicle to allow all citizens to work together to bring innovative results-oriented, justice-based solutions to the political debate as soon as possible.
Rocky Anderson, the former Mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah, was nominated by the Justice Party to support his bid to serve as U.S. President.
As patriotic Americans, we are alarmed with the grave state of our nation. For many Americans, the idea of the American Dream is collapsing right before them. It has become evident to us that the current system is unworkable and that we can no longer resign ourselves to cynicism and settling for the status quo. Our current two-party political system is completely broken to the extent that our leaders at the local, state, and national level, including President Obama, his administration, and the U.S. Congress are utterly incapable of effectively serving the interests of the American people. The founders of the Justice Party believe that the chief cause of this failure is the systemic corruption that allows corporate and concentrated-wealth interests to wholly control the two dominant political parties and our entire political system.
We believe that our country urgently needs a political discourse among diverse and cross-partisan citizens to join forces to address the pressing immediate and long-term challenges that the country faces.
- We are patriots. We believe in the greatness of America's national ideals.
- We are dedicated to bringing integrity to the intentions of the founding documents of our nation including the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. We are dedicated to advancing justice, peace, and freedom.
- We believe that justice-based values are what enable a free and just society to regain its strength.
- We believe that we should measure the nation's progress by whether every citizen has a fair shot.
- We believe that we should measure a citizen’s worth by contribution to country and community, not by wealth or power.
Economic Justice/Jobs Justice: Reverse the quickly growing economic disparity among Americans through comprehensive tax reform, significant housing and jobs bills (particularly green jobs), justice for workers, and fair treatment of seniors, veterans and others whose resources are in jeopardy. We are committed to the proposition that social and economic justice is an essential and vital American value.
Electoral Justice: Ending political hate, polarization and demonization through significant electoral reform that promotes direct democracy by changing the way elections are financed and how Congress allocates resources is critical for achieving a just society.
U.S. & Global Health Justice: U.S. healthcare reform that moves the U.S. rapidly towards a performance-based healthcare system that is cost-effective, efficient and covers all Americans.
Climate Justice: Stabilize concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, while ensuring that economic development and food production are enabled in a sustainable manner.