Our acronym, PPOW (pronounced PaPow!) announces our intent to shatter the political establishment.
We believe in PPOWer To The People
We believe in People Before Profit.
By joining together, we have the power to make a long-lasting and positive difference in the lives of everyday Washingtonians.
We invite you to join us!
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People’s Party of Washington (PPOW)
Guiding Principles & Values
We believe all people have inalienable rights to be recognized for their humanity and to be treated ethically.
Furthermore, we believe that those who have been wronged by public action should be made whole by public action.
We believe that, provided the collective rights of society are not diminished, individuals should be free from arbitrary and unreasonable restraints upon their personal will.
We believe that all people should have equal opportunity to make the most of their lives and talents and that all people deserve fair representation.
We believe that society should provide for the common good and domestic safety of its members and safeguard their rights to dignity, liberty, and equality.
We believe that society should protect and improve conditions for future generations, the environment, and all its inhabitants.
More About PPOW
The People’s Party of Washington is intentionally and carefully creating a new political party that is not a top-down, hierarchical organization. We are creating a party structure, with safeguards and accountability, so that all working members have equal say within the party. We are committed to a structure we are calling a Dynamic Deliberative Democracy. As such, we commit to the following 4 items.
For the People, By the People
We will not accept any form of corporate influence over how we govern, including donations from corporations or corporate-funded PACs.
We are funded by and accountable to people, not big businesses.
We are a working democracy that makes space for and actively solicits all voices to participate.
Decision-making authority is not limited to a select few, but is shared among those working in the trenches.
As much as is practical, all discussions and decision-making happens in the open. We will have no backroom deals.
We are fully transparent and open about who we are talking with and what we are doing.
Goal Of People’s Party
The goal of a people’s party is to represent the interests of the majority and to create a system that values each person and supports economic and social justice for all.
Why We Need The People’s Party
We need actual representation in our government.
A majority of people in the US don’t feel represented by either the Democratic or Republican parties. We’ve watched these parties turn their backs on us to answer every call of the billionaires and donors. Overwhelming numbers of Americans understand these parties cannot be reformed. In a Jan/Feb 2021 Gallup poll, support for the formation of a 3rd party among Americans was at 62%, up 5% from September 2020 (57%).
Our goal is to be a major new progressive populist party. A party that will deliver what regular people take for granted in so many other countries: single-payer health care, free public college, money out of politics, an infrastructure jobs program, a livable minimum wage, financial regulations, and more.