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Rainbow Party launches

Recently the flicker of a bright new political party has dawned a brand of party yet to be seen. One who's main principle is Equal Human Rights, one who believes in the fundamental beliefs of this great country. To "Liberty and Justice for All" and that "All [persons] are created Equal".

This grand new party, is the Rainbow Party. A party of Courage, Conviction, & Understanding. A party of, and for, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, & Straight community. A Party, truly for the American people.

While the Rainbow Party has recently started to gain light; it has already received a vast array of feedback from the public regarding the formation and views of the Rainbow Party. I would simply like to start with the fact that the Rainbow Party is Your Party.

If you have any concerns about the Rainbow Party, feel free to express them with us and we will try our best to integrate you're suggestions and answer your questions. We would also like to ask all interested individuals and groups to help keep this new light shinning brighter & brighter, by volunteering to help with the founding work of the Rainbow Party. Such as attending/holding meetings to formulate political platforms, outreach methods, policy, etc..

SO HOW DID THE IDEA OF THE RAINBOW PARTY COME ABOUT?

The Rainbow Party's initial spark was kindled by an old native American prophecy regarding the "warriors of the Rainbow" this prophecy is as follows:

When the earth is ravaged
and the animals are dying,
a new tribe of people
shall come unto the earth
from many colors, classes, creeds, and
who by their actions and deeds
shall make the earth green again.
They will be know as the
warriors of the Rainbow
-- Old Native American Prophecy

Now while this prophecy Is what started the interest in forming the Rainbow Party; it is in no way the only reason to form the Rainbow Party.

Too many parties today have great fundamental beliefs but have since left those views and left the majority of their constituents without a unified voice. As well as the fact that most parties are rather non-inclusive. These facts, along with the fact that all to often party members are pressured to play party politics and blindly follow their party; are some of the more prominent reasons why the Rainbow Party is being formed.

The Rainbow Party strongly believes in sticking close to its fundamental goals of Equal Human Rights for Everyone, regardless. To help make sure this is so, anyone can actively participate in the ongoing function of the Rainbow Party. The whole aim of the Rainbow Party is to be as Broad-Based and In compassing as possible, while being as Narrow and Focused as necessary. The Rainbow Party also doesn't participate in so-called "Party Politics" rather a form of "People Politics"; one centered around what the People need and fundamentally deserve in terms of equal human rights. The Rainbow Party doesn't agree with the practice of pressuring it's members to vote along the lines of the Party it's self, but rather to vote from your heart and to do what you feel is right. You are the most important aspect of the Rainbow Party.

HOW COULD THE RAINBOW PARTY EFFECTIVELY WORK?

The Rainbow Party, like all other parties and organizations will have to form coalitions and associations with other parties and organizations in order to secure the necessary votes on key issues. However the primary coalition, in the eyes of the Rainbow Party, is the one between You.

IS THE RAINBOW PARTY A QUEER GROUP?

No. The Rainbow Party is a group of and for the People; whether they are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, or Straight.

The Rainbow Party believes that we are People First, and Must be treated Equally, at least in the eyes of the Law and Government. That these two entities Must follow this Great country's fundamental beliefs of each person's dignity, freedom, ability, & responsibility. These attributes must be honored and respected.

We feel that the Rainbow Party is the best tool the People have for translating these ideals into positive and successful principles and practices of government.

Contact: RAINBOW PARTY
823 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
URL: www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/Lobby/7535
E-Mail: RainbowParty@usa.net


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