Leadership and Key Issues
The U.S. Taxpayers Party (USTP) has been declared by the Federal Election Commission to be one of six nationally recognized political parties, along with the Democratic, Republican, Natural Law, Libertarian and Reform parties.
Founded in 1992 at a Labor Day weekend convention in New Orleans, Louisiana which attracted the participation of 139 delegates from 36 states and the District of Columbia, USTP-endorsed electors qualified that year for the ballot in 21 states.
The Second National Convention of the U.S. Taxpayers Party was held on August 15th and 16th at the Del Coronado Hotel in San Diego, California. Howard Phillips is the USTP candidate for president; with Herb Titus for vice president. USTP-endorsed candidates will be seeking election in 1996 for seats in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, as well as for state and local offices.
It is expected that the USTP’s National Committee-endorsed electors for President and Vice President will be on the ballot in more than 40 states.
Key 1996 Issues for the U.S. Taxpayers Party:
- Ending Legalized Abortion
- Cutting the Federal Government Down to Constitutional Size
- Ending the IRS and Oppressive Taxation
- Withdrawing from United Nations and U.N.-Related Organizations