The Next NKY Forum: The Role Of Alternative Political Parties In Elections

Jul 12, 2016

Third parties in American politics provide an alternative to the Democratic and Republican Parties, and may have a substantial impact on this year's general elections.
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The Democratic and Republican Parties are the largest political parties in the United States, and the two receive most of the attention from voters and the media. 

But there are dozens of other parties with nationwide or regional presence that have varying degrees of impact on election outcomes. That impact has increased during the last several years and these parties may play a much greater role in this November's general elections.

Joining us to discuss the role of alternatives to the two major parties are attorney and current secretary of the Bracken County Democratic Executive Committee, Kerry Hollandar, who has held positions with the Kenton County Democratic Party and other Kentucky Democratic Party organizations; attorney Jack Painter, founder of Liberty Alliance Cincinnati and a former board member of the Ohio Liberty Coalition; and Dr. Burke Miller, associate professor of history at Northern Kentucky University.

The Northern Kentucky Forum will hold the next installment of its café series, titled Understanding the Third Party Voice, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on July 19 at the Campbell County Library's Newport Branch. Doors open at 7:45. For more information and to register, click here.

The Northern Kentucky Forum is a partnership of the NKU Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement, Skyward and Legacy.