Jerome Segal announces run for president under the Bread and Roses Party banner

Jerome Segal (source: SegalforSenate.org)

Rachel Chason reports in the Washington Post that a longtime progressive political activist and anti-war crusader Jerome Segal is running for president underneath the banner of his self-created Bread and Roses Party, recognized through certification by the state of Maryland in January 2019. The party’s name pays homage to a deadly 1912 strike of textile workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts of the same name. Chason writes in her August 28th, 2019 article “Jerome Segal, of Maryland socialist Bread and Roses Party, to run for president,”:

Jerome Segal, a philosopher and progressive activist, announced Wednesday that he is running for president as the nominee of a party he created — the socialist Bread and Roses party, which Maryland certified this year.

That means Segal, a 75-year-old Silver Spring resident, will appear on the Maryland ballot for the 2020 election. He and his nascent party are trying to qualify for the ballot in other states, he said.

Segal was part of a Jewish delegation that met with leaders of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, including Yasser Arafat, in 1987. Segal, the founder of the 5,000 member strong (a figure that includes over 400 rabbis) Jewish Peace Lobby has written books relating to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, such as Negotiating Jerusalem and Creating the Palestinian State. Another notable book of Segal’s is a collection of philosophical essays dealing with his perception on the economy and moral psychology. Segal challenged Ben Cardin in the 2018 Democratic U.S. Senate primary in Maryland, coming in third place behind Chelsea Manning with 20,027 votes, or 3.55% of the vote.

Segal sees a vision of his Bread and Roses Party becoming a 50-state party on his party’s website, which outlines a general overview of his political platform:

“… Bread and Roses is “socialistic” in its ideals, open to New Socialists and Non-Socialist alike. We use these terms “socialistic” and “New Socialists” to communicate both that the goals of socialism are central to our outlook, but also that we have new ideas with respect to public policy, that we are not wedded to big Government, and that we seek to develop a new political culture that is experimental and modest rather than dogmatic with respect to predictions of actual consequences of any effort to build a better world. We are not clairvoyant. We believe in keeping ones eye on ultimate goals and values, and being a society that learns, even from failure.

…. Further, “Roses” is central to our outlook. Roses means different things to different people. Clearly, it means beauty, both in the urban and natural environment, a society With Beauty For All. More fundamentally, in saying “And Roses too” the women strikers in Lawrence were saying, “We are not just laborers, with basic needs for bread. We are also complex human beings, with complex needs for lives of meaning and richness.” We agree. We believe that Renaissance is in America’s future. “

Segal’s party delivered over 15,000 signatures in August 2018 to the Maryland Secretary of State. Securing ballot access has often been a challenge for third party activists, particularly those creating new parties, as ballot access laws in America are designed the keep the duopoly in power.

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Krzysztof Marcin Lesiak (me) at Huntington Commons in Mount Prospect, Illinois (photo taken in February 2015)

Welcome to the Third Party Observer. My name is Krzysztof Marcin Lesiak. I was born on March 7th, 1996 in Maywood, Illinois. I lived in Broofield, Illinois from 1996-1999, in Mount Prospect, Illinois from 1999-2017, and I’ve lived in North Riverside, Illinois since October 5th, 2017. I’ve had a passion for politics since at least the 2004 presidential election when I was in the second grade, and I’ve had a keen interest in America’s third political parties since the 2008 presidential election, when I wore a shirt to school during Halloween 2008 saying “Ralph Nader for president (I ended up switching my support to Chuck Baldwin, and printed out Chuck Baldwin 2008 logos on a piece of paper and put them on the front door to the house I lived in with my parents. Since that time, I’ve blogged for Independent Political Report and on July 16th, 2014, I founded American Third Party Report, which I hijacked and transferred to Max Dickstein on September 19th, 2016 so he could form the website The Grand Inquirer; thankfully, Cody Quirk and Joshua Fauver, the two third party bloggers who ran the site with me, relaunched it in December 2017.

Below is a partial overview of my “resume,” listing my most important work experience. As far as education is concerned, I attended Prospect High School from August 25th, 2011 until November 2013, when I dropped out with 9.25 credits. I plan on completing my General Education Diploma (G.E.D.) by October 13th, 2019, the day of the Polish parliamentary election.

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  • Target BroadviewShip from Store · August 31, 2018 to January 16, 2019 · Broadview, IllinoisI worked at Flexible Fullfillment (Ship from Store) at Target in Broadview (Store 2081) from August 31st, 2018 until January 16th, 2019. My attendance was very good, and I did put in effort; the store manager can confirm this.
  • Walmart Rolling MeadowsStocker · January 17, 2016 to April 18, 2016 · Rolling Meadows, IllinoisI worked a Cap 2 stocker at Walmart from January 17th, 2016 until April 18th, 2016. I unloaded the truck many times and also stocked. I was the only Polish-speaking employee there, which did occasionally come in handy.
  • American Third Party ReportFounder · July 14, 2014 to September 19, 2016 · Mount Prospect, IllinoisI founded American Third Party Report on July 16th, 2014 and ran the website until September 19th, 2016, when I hijacked it from Cody Quirk and Joshua Fauver (in the ATPR top 3, the wordpress belonged to Fauver) and transferred ownership to Max Dickstein of The Grand Inquirer.
  • Deli 4 YouDeli · In April 2014 · Prospect Heights, IllinoisI worked for two weeks at Deli 4 You in Prospect Heights, Illinois. Unfortunately, I was too consumed at the time with my fascination with cannabis, so I was terminated for not being fast enough.
  • Weed Man Lawn Care – Arlington Heights, ILsalesman · March 18, 2014 to April 2015 · Wheeling, IllinoisI worked at Weed Man Lawn Care in Wheeling, IL for the 2014 and 2015 spring seasons. During that time, working at this part-time position, I often times received the most leads going door to door asking people to provide their contact information and signature so they could be called with a free lawn care quote. My highest check there, while only $569, worked out to be $16.11 an hour.
  • Liberty Movement RadioTalk-radio host · February 17, 2013 to May 25, 2013 · Terre Haute, IndianaI hosted a radio show called The Lesiak Report on LibertyMovementRadio.com from February 17th, 2013 until May 7th, 2013. I broadcast a total of 11 episodes, 7 of which are currently on YouTube: youtube.com/rogerfedererftw
  • David Earl Williams IIICampaign manager · January 10, 2013 to May 7, 2013 · Mount Prospect, IllinoisI managed David’s first congressional campaign from January 10th, 2013 until May 7th, 2013. Afterwards, I served as field director for the campaign until November 2013.
  • Independent Political ReportContributing Writer · December 31, 2012 to October 3, 2016 · Boca Raton, FloridaI was a contributing writer for Independent Politcal Report from December 31st, 2012 until October 3rd, 2016. I have a passion for blogging about American third parties.

The Third Party Observer will cover America’s third parties, and it will aim as a good supplement to American Third Party Report, Independent Political Report, and Ballot Access News. Our stated objective is to publish 100% original content (OC). We desire to see the two party system destroyed completely! The DemoCrips and ReBloodlicans have wrecked havoc on our country, and it’s time for the United States of America to move away from the two-party system!

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