- Party platform
A party platform, also known as a
manifesto, is a list of the principles which a political partysupports in order to appeal to the general public for the purpose of having said party's candidates voted into office. This often takes the form of a list of support for, or opposition to, controversial topics. Individual topics are often called planks of the platform.
Famous party platforms
*Franklin Roosevelt's 1932
United States Democratic Party's platform including civil rights
Lyndon Baines Johnson's War on Poverty, 1965
Liberal Party of CanadaRed Book
United States Republican Party's Contract with America(technically not a platform because promising discussion of measures rather than their adoption)
Mike Harris's 1995 Common Sense Revolution
*Democratic Party 100 Hours, first weeks of
110th United States Congress
List of democracy and elections-related topics
* [http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/platforms.php Platforms of U.S. political parties, 1840-present] from the American Presidency Project at the
University of California, Santa Barbara
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