Upstate Jobs Party FAQS
Get frequently asked questions about the Upstate Jobs Party answered here.
Through our website, social media presence, press coverage, gathering and other activities, we promote awareness of related issues to the general public in Upstate NY.
We screen and endorse candidates who embrace UJP principles and platform, and may initiate our own independent communications reflecting our support of endorsed candidates. We do not coordinate such communications with any candidate, nor do we get involved in any candidate’s campaign operations, or the candidate’s own advertising or messaging.
Our goals include attracting a gubernatorial candidate to run on the UJP line in the 2022 election. Success in this effort would include securing 50,000 votes statewide for the candidate on the UJP line, thereby helping qualify UJP as a constituted political party in NY State.
As a constituted political party, UJP would immediately be more attractive for all candidates to consider listing on the UJP line, which in turn helps us build broader support for these important principles.
Even major party candidates want to list on additional minor party lines like UJP because:
• It is an avenue to show support for a platform with principles the candidate is aligned with
• The minor party has a block of voters who will get the candidate visibility of their support with the party’s platform
• In the voting booth, candidates listing on multiple lines instantly look more credible than a candidate listing only on one line
Politicians in Upstate New York all understand the importance of creating jobs as part of their own campaign messaging to get elected. Instead of embracing the failed economic development policies of the past, UJP presents clear pathways towards building a sustainable job creating future that is attractive to voters, and can build a base of support across candidates and elected officials from a broad spectrum of party affiliation.
For the 2019 election cycle, voting on the UJP line will be limited to the races where we have endorsed candidates in local elections.
- Inviting Martin Babinec or John Bullis to come and share remarks about UJP with a group of your friends or an organization you are affiliated with
- Using our training resources to help make phone calls identifying voters and potential candidates receptive to Upstate Jobs Party message
- For other opportunities to volunteer – email us at iNFO@UpstateJobs.org and we can discuss more options that work within your schedule and interests