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Elections 2010: Find your people, join the Party

Finding one’s place in today’s political mess is important. Party identifiers are often as frequently asked as one’s zodiac sign, and are often looked at with the same weight. However, finding a group or party that you identify with is important, as it gives an outlet for expression, a way to contribute to a party’s goals and ultimately, one’s own.
Choosing a party is not necessarily an easy decision. Most simply pick the one that their parents identified with, or the opposite of the one their parents identified with, leading to some heated family discussions.
The first step is to find an issue (hyperlink). Once an issue or series of issues are identified, a specific platform is molded and it becomes easier to match a party platform to one’s own, instead of having to piecemeal ideas or blindly siding with a group.
The next step is research. Major political parties embrace today’s digital age, and invest heavily in a technical IT team, and reap the results with user friendly and informative websites. Those website are also a cost effective way to not only help craft a professional message, but to make that message available to the intended audience.
The majority of the voting population subscribes to one of the two major political parties, the Democratic Party and the Republican Party.
The Democratic Party  , founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1792 to fight the Bill of Rights, started as a congressional caucus party, according to their website. The Democratic Party has always been the “Universal” party, from the fight for the Bill of Rights, to the current struggle of National Healthcare.
The Republican Party, “the People’s Party”, became a national political party in 1856 with the presidential nomination of John C. Fremont, and four years later, became a major player with the election of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States. The Republican party was responsible for the Civil War amendments, securing freedoms for all Americans.
There are also many other nationally prominent and dozens of local political parties to support. Most organizations offer information on their websites, and in addition other non-partisan resources can be found on the webDo your research, and let no one else decide for you.


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