Presidential candidate Dr. Cornel West announced a new political party in a press release on his presidential campaign website Wednesday, the Justice For All Party, to oppose what the candidate calls the “suppression of voter choice.”
“The party will primarily be utilized as a grassroots, people-powered vehicle to secure ballot access in specific states,” said the West campaign in the press release. “Additionally, JFA will grow into a larger formation that galvanizes people-powered initiatives to promote transformational change beyond the 2024 election cycle.”
Big announcement! We are establishing the JUSTICE FOR ALL PARTY, laying down the roots for proportional representation and expanded voter choice in states where establishing a party is the most expedient — starting with FLORIDA, NORTH CAROLINA, and the state of WASHINGTON! This… pic.twitter.com/KdHv1gK4Ci
— Cornel West (@CornelWest) January 31, 2024
“The announcement of JFA is both a celebration of the power of grassroots organizing, as well as a proclamation to the derelict duopoly that the era of corporate political parties is coming to a precipitous and welcomed end,” said Dr. West.
“JFA, first and foremost, provides a mechanism for our grassroots campaign to travel a path of least resistance that will require the fewest number of signatures to attain ballot access in states like North Carolina, Florida, and Washington,” West explained.
The left-wing intellectual and 2024 presidential candidate compared his new party to civil rights leaders of a bygone era in American politics, “We stand on the shoulders of freedom fighters like Martin Luther King, Joshua Abraham Heshcel, Dorothy Day and so many others who dared to bear witness to an iniquitous political system and directly confront it.”
Breitbart News remarked in a post on X, formerly Twitter, that “Biden’s allies are terrified.” A new third party that appeals to far-left progressives may draw votes away from Biden and spoil his reelection chances against the likely Republican nominee, former President Donald Trump.
Biden’s allies are terrified. https://t.co/9VNjvBO5bi
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) December 27, 2023
West is notorious among leftwing college radicals for his activism, authorship, and socialist political philosophy. He received a doctorate degree in 1980 and taught philosophy, religion, and African American studies at Princeton and Harvard.
When West announced his presidential candidacy in June 2023, he said he would run with the People’s Party. He then switched to the Green Party before switching again to non-affiliated before settling this month on creating a new third party for his candidacy.