Eurasia Review: American Solidarity Party Holds Views Rooted In Catholic Social Thought

(The following was originally published in Eurasia Review.)

In a country long entrenched in a two-party political system, Mike Maturen faces an uphill battle.

He’s the 2016 presidential candidate for the little-known American Solidarity Party, which holds views rooted in Catholic social thought.

But while Maturen’s name won’t even be on the ballot in most states – he’s running a write-in campaign in several locations – he thinks this November is the time for Americans to voice their dissatisfaction with Republicans and Democrats alike, and create a better option.

Founded in 2011 as the Christian Democracy Party USA, the party later changed its name to better reflect its principles of Catholic Social Teaching.

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