Formation of a new political party in Brush – The Burlington Record
The MAGA Patriot Party, a new third political party, is formed with the intention of establishing its headquarters in Brush.
Colorado MAGA Patriot Party President Krystal Gabel has been involved in popular politics for years. She was co-chair of Legal Marijuana Now, a third of Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska, and participated in the Nebraska governor’s Republican primary in 2018.
âThe MAGA Patriots Party really grew out of our work there, and the establishment, Democrats and Republicans, really don’t represent the people. They represent their party and the party’s interests, which are special interests, âGabel said.
The name MAGA, short for Make America Great Again from former President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, reflects an admiration for the former president that does not extend to the Republican Party establishment.
âTrump, really in my memory, is the only elected official who did what his constituents, his constituents, wanted him to do. Whether people agree with (him) or not, whether they like his politics or not, he was really loyal to his platform and what he wanted to deliver, âGabel said.
Gabel said the new party will seek to uplift real people through politics, rather than party insiders. She claimed that in the Nebraska governor’s primary she was sidelined by the party, and in a race for Omaha city council, she faced Democrats flooding the field with seven candidates.
“There is a lot of effort on the part of the establishment party to keep people from voting, and then when you figure out how to vote, they go to a lot of effort to make sure you don’t get a vote. votes, âGabel mentioned.
The MAGA Patriot Party will seek to correct this by elevating ordinary people to power and ruling with ordinary people in mind if elected, she said.
âWhen we talk about the name itself, Make America Great Again, we are really talking about getting the law back in our hands,â Gabel said.
The party is in its infancy and is seeking to register 1,000 citizens to be nominated as a minor political party. Gabel said the party grows through actions on the ground, involving direct conversation with citizens.
âIn order to build ourselves from the ground up, it is literally me who speaks to each individual, I see what they want, I listen to the needs of a candidate or a volunteer, and I plug them into that and â¦ Provides them with the scaffolding they need to either be a candidate or volunteer, âshe said.
The effort isn’t limited to northeast Colorado, and it has generated interest statewide, as has their sister party in Nebraska.
“Our main uphill battle will be getting 1,000 people registered to vote with our party, which I think won’t be a problem if you statistically read how many people in Colorado have left the Republican Party and are looking for something else.” , Gabel mentioned.
Gabel said criticisms of third parties taking votes from either of the two main parties are poorly worded and additional votes would inevitably benefit the democratic process.
âCompetition is the way capitalism works, and this is what our country is built on, and we have completely eliminated competition when it comes to capitalism. Now we have extreme crony capitalism, and we’ve done the same with our politics, âGabel said.
The party is looking to expand and Gabel said anyone interested in volunteering can contact them directly at 303-304-0370.