President's Column


It is fair to say that the political events of the last year have left many of us feeling adrift. There is so much vitriol, so much mischief, so much spin everywhere, that giving up on it all might seem like a valid solution to the swirl. We must not surrender.

#VoteAnyway is the Coffee Party USA campaign to encourage all citizens to vote, even in the face of many who would say it does not matter. We believe nothing could matter more. We believe the change you seek begins with your vote. Your support is essential to others who have risked themselves to represent you from local to state to federal offices. Your voice and your vote matters.

We are also asking you to help us get the vote out!  Please share this information, use the hashtag #voteanyway and point people to our website, discuss voting with your friends and family, help people get to the polls, in other what you can where you are to ensure that everyone's voice is heard!

We feel disenchanted.
Disenchantment is not disenfranchisement.

The road to reclaiming our government for us, the people, to be MORE involved. Not less. Truth and love will prevail.  

Mahatma GandhiWhen I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.   ― Mahatma Gandhi

If you need help getting registered to vote, check out the interactive map on our website as well as other useful information.

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  • commented 2016-10-10 12:33:44 -0400
    When neither party represents you or your greatest priorities, your choice is to vote third party or withhold your vote. How people make that decision is up to them, and many will criticize it. I’ve voted since 1976, and have sometimes wondered why. This is one of those times. Trump/Clinton have strikingly similar ideologies. The Clinton wing brought the war on the poor to fruition. We watched as Bill Clinton , after he wiped out basic poverty relief, took the first steps to similarly “reform” Social Security, targeting the disabled. There are no questions that HC hopes to pick up where her husband left off. Which of these two are more dangerous when it comes to international relations? It’s a toss-up. I can vote Green Party again, knowing that we’re stuck with Clinton or Trump, in for some very hard times. I can pat myself on the back for being a good citizen, and it all means nothing.

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