First Vote Swp Young Socialist Workers Jenness Pulley Cause Political Pinback 72 For Sale
In great condition 1 3/4" button which reads, "Make Your First Vote Count / Vote Socialist Workers Party / Young Socialists for Jenness & Pulley". Pin is in good shape as can be seen, see photo. 1972 SWP Campaign, see history below.offerding starts at $7.99 and First Class USPS shipping is $2.95 in US, plus insurance if requested. I will combine shipping.PLEASE DON'T MIND ANY GLARES
OR DISTORTION. Please ask
about the condition and I will answer the best I can.Linda Jenness
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Socialist Workers candidate for
President of the United States
Richard Nixon (R)
George McGovern (D)
John Hospers (Libertarian)
John G. Schmitz (AI)
Benjamin Spock (People's)
Richard Nixon (R)
Linda Jenness (born 1941) was a Socialist Workers Party candidate for president of the United States in the 1972 election. She received 83,380 votes (vs. 47,169,911 for Richard Nixon).[note 1]
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Jenness was the party's candidate for Governor of Georgia
in 1970. She had collected 88,175 signatures in order to get on the
ballot. Jenness, the SWP and two other candidates of the party brought a
lawsuit, Jenness v. Fortson 403 U.S. 431 (1971), regarding Georgia's ballot access
standards, a case about which has been said it "continues to haunt the
jurisprudence of ballot access law" (Raskin 2003, page 103).
She was also involved in the case 26 F.C.C.2d 485 (1970), regarding media coverage of third-party candidates.
In 1972, Jenness, Vice Presidential candidate Andrew Pulley, and People's Party candidates Benjamin Spock and Julius Hobson wrote to Major General Bert A. David, commanding officer of Fort Dix in New Jersey
asking for permission to distribute campaign literature and to hold an
election-related campaign meeting. Based on Fort Dix regulations 210-26
and 210-27, General David refused the request. Ultimately the case made
its way to the United States Supreme Court (424 U.S. 828—Greer, Commander, Fort Dix Military Reservation, et al., v. Spock et al., which ruled against the plaintiffs).
Aged 31 at time of the election, she did not meet the Constitutional age requirement to hold the office of President, but the SWP was on the ballot in 25 states—six more than in 1968. She qualified for the Ohio ballot but was removed when she could not prove she was 35.
As of September 2010, Linda Jeness was still active as supporter of the
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