Anyone can form a new Federalist Party of America delegation and preside over the meetings for a period of up to one year (If you don’t like the one you’re in, start another one!). You are encouraged, but not required, to promote your meetings on local community bulletin boards and social media channels to encourage as much local participation as possible.
No money may be collected at Federalist Party of America meetings, other than to cover the cost of optional refreshments. There is no requirement to contribute.
Federalist Party of America meetings can be of any size and configuration as long as:
- The Federalist Party of America Statement of Principles is read aloud at the start of each meeting;
- A section of The Constitution of the United States of America, The Federalist Papers, or the Anti-Federalist Papers is read aloud for a period comprising no less than half the meeting’s allotted time. (The remaining time should be used for discussion.)
The U.S. Constitution is available here.
The Federalist Papers are available here.
The Anti-Federalist Papers are available here.
Statement of Principles
- The strength of America lies in its people, not in its government.
- Government solutions, when necessary, should be pursued at the lowest level of government possible, that closest to the people they affect.
- America has one overarching set of laws authorized directly by The People: The Constitution of the United States of America. That supreme governing document stands as is unless and until amended.
- An ever-encroaching federal state threatens the general welfare of current and future generations of Americans. That encroachment can and must be reversed by democratic means.
- A 28th Amendment to limit the number of terms that members of Congress may serve is necessary and justified to restore restrictions on federal powers as intended by our nation’s founders and delineated in the Constitution.