|Running For:||President of the United States|
|Representing:||United States of America|
|Political Affiliation:||Independent , Independent Party of Connecticut , Justice Party , Natural Law Party , Oregon Progressive Party|
Information About Rocky Anderson
Ross C. “Rocky” Anderson (born September 9, 1951) served two terms as the 33rd mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah, between 2000 and 2008. He is the Executive Director of High Road for Human Rights. Prior to serving as Mayor, he practiced law for 21 years in Salt Lake City, during which time he was listed in Best Lawyers in America, was rated A-V (highest rating) by Martindale-Hubbell, served as Chair of the Utah State Bar Litigation Section and was Editor-in-Chief of, and a contributor to, Voir Dire legal journal.
As Mayor, Anderson rose to nationwide prominence as a champion of several national and international causes, including climate protection, immigration reform, restorative criminal justice, GLBT rights, and an end to the “war on drugs”. Before and after the invasion by the U.S. of Iraq in 2003, Anderson was a leading opponent of the invasion and occupation of Iraq and related human rights abuses. Anderson was the only mayor of a major U.S. city who advocated for the impeachment of President George W. Bush, which he did in many venues throughout the United States.
Anderson’s work and advocacy led to local, national, and international recognition in numerous spheres, including being named by Business Week as one of the top twenty activists in the world on climate change, serving on the Newsweek Global Environmental Leadership Advisory Board, and being recognised by the Human Rights Campaign as one of the top ten straight advocates in the United States for GLBT equality. He has also received numerous awards for his work, including the EPA Climate Protection Award, the Sierra Club Distinguished Service Award, the Respect the Earth Planet Defender Award, the National Association of Hispanic Publications Presidential Award, The Drug Policy Alliance Richard J. Dennis Drugpeace Award, the Progressive Democrats of America Spine Award, the League of United Latin American Citizens Profile in Courage Award, the Bill of Rights Defense Committee Patriot Award, the Code Pink (Salt Lake City) Pink Star honor, the Morehouse University Gandhi, King, Ikeda Award, and the World Leadership Award for environmental programs.
Formerly a member of the Democratic Party, Anderson expressed his disappointment with that Party in 2011, stating “(t)he Constitution has been eviscerated while Democrats have stood by with nary a whimper. It is a gutless, unprincipled party, bought and paid for by the same interests that buy and pay for the Republican Party.”
Need For Change
Most of us are fed up with the one-party political system in which both Democrats and Republicans are controlled by the same corporate and defense interests. We believe that the leadership of this country should be non-partisan, not bought, and thereby fully representative of public opinion in all its dimensions: on economics, tax, health, foreign policy and all other political issues.
Many prominent politicians, activists, and citizens have reached out to Rocky Anderson this year to call for the organization of a powerful, independent, broad-based coalition, and for him to run for President. We want YOU to learn about Rocky – a courageous man who has lived his life deliberately and with an unrelenting passion to hold true to his values of compassion, peace, and justice.
Rocky is far from a reconstituted candidate who is saying things at odds with his history or taking positions on issues for the first time, but a record of solid, principled commitment to compassion, peace, fiscal responsibility, and justice that conforms to what he says as a candidate and to what he will do as President.
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- No Vote Counts: Avoiding the Trappings of Democratic Socialism - Anarkismo.net
- From the Creaux's Nest - TheRecordLive.com
- Mountain West notebook: Aggies enter final week in control of own destiny - Reno Gazette-Journal (blog)
- Leftovers for breakfast - MASNsports.com
- Football Game Notes: Colorado State at Utah State, Nov. 23 - CSURams.com
- Reid to Retire from Legislature in 2014 - Utah Policy
- Football Game Notes: Colorado State at New Mexico, Nov. 16 - CSURams.com
- Why Did the Polls Miss McAuliffe's Margin of Victory? - Huffington Post
- Mezzo makes it three in a row - My Citizens News
- Republicans retain control of City Council; three new members elected - Torrington Register Citizen
Rocky Anderson Needs Your Support
You are one of 2122 potential voters who have discovered why Rocky Anderson is an important political leader. Rocky Anderson is not the same old, poll tested, corporate backed politician who is only looking out for the self-interest of the few at the expense of the many.
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Also, take a moment to educate your family and friends about the importance of Civil Liberties, Criminal Justice Reform, Fiscal Responsibility, Global Warming Reduction, Green Energy, LGBTQ Rights, Peace Not War, Tax Equity, Universal Health Care as important campaign issues that Rocky Anderson will work hard to improve, and help make the United States of America a better place for every American, and not just a select few.