“I want more info!”
There are two great ways to get more information:
First, please join our public group on Facebook, or join our closed group once you have registered with the Party.
There you can discuss our policy positions, read through old files, and ask any question you’d like. At the top of the group you’ll also find a pinned post with information regarding our state chapters.
Second, register on our website as a member!
Doing this in no way commits you or keeps you from being a registered Democrat or Republican (for voting in primaries) but will allow you to be added to our email list.
“I want to get involved!”
We’re glad you found us! As a new party, energy and enthusiasm will make all the difference! Here are a few quick ways to get involved:
1. Join the ‘American Solidarity Party’ public group on Facebook and “like” the fan page. Join in the discussions and share some of the posts with friends! At the top of the page is information on our state chapters.
2. Sign up as a member! Within a day or two of signing up you should receive an invitation to our Members group on Facebook where you can find a pinned post giving ways to get involved and where you can engage with other members on a variety of topics.
3. Spread the word! Tell your family and friends about the ASP. If you know of a great online magazine or blog that might like to do an interview with a candidate or member of the National Committee, let us know. If you read a blog and you think that it’s appropriate, leave a comment directing people to our website to learn more about us!
“Will you be on the ballot/have a chapter in my state?”
We currently do have a state chapter in each state. You can contact the state chair/ballot access coordinator for more information about that state and to volunteer to help.
“What is your position on guns/gun control/the second amendment?”
The ASP does not have an official position on guns. We do believe in supporting the Constitution. Furthermore, in the interest of Subsidiarity, we believe that reasonable, meaningful, research-based gun control laws are best decided by local communities, as not all communities have the same needs.
“What is the history of ‘Christian Democratic’ political theory?”
‘Christian Democracy’ is a political ideology that became prominent in the twentieth century after World War II, when Roman Catholic and Protestant political activists worked to restore order in a broken Europe. Christian Democracy was influenced by Catholic social teaching and became prominent after the release of papal encyclical Rerum novarum by Pope Leo XIII. At the same time, Christian Democracy was shaped by Neo-Calvinist theology, as espoused by Abraham Kuyper. Christian Democratic parties came to power in various countries of Europe, as well as in Latin America, where they emphasized several unique concepts that promoted the common good.
“What are some concepts Christian Democracy emphasizes?”
The ASP identifies itself as a Christian Democratic political party. As such, the concepts of Solidarity, Subsidiarity, Sphere Sovereignty, Distributism, Stewardship, and the Dignity of Labor are relevant.
The teaching of Solidarity emphasizes the interdependence of human beings with one another, and with God. To be succinct, solidarity upholds the view that we are members of one human family designed by a loving Creator.
Subsidiarity and Sphere Sovereignty are two other related concepts that are emphasized within Christian Democracy. Subsidiarity teaches that higher levels of government should only address those issues that cannot be solved at the local level. Sphere sovereignty likewise emphasizes the fact that each sphere of life has its own responsibilities and authority, with each sphere of life being equal to one another and all spheres being under the dominion of God.
Distributism refers to an economic system that promotes the spread of the benefits of freedom and economic initiative as widely as possible, rather than being under the control of the state or by large corporations run by wealthy individuals. It supports the idea that property ownership is a right.
Stewardship, or Creation Care, emphasizes the responsibility of humanity to look after the environment that offers us the resources that we use in everyday life.
The Dignity of Labor is another concept emphasized within Christian Democracy that holds work to be good in sustaining civilization. It advocates trade unions as they help in the promotion of a living wage, as well as leave for rest and familial responsibility.