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The New Alliance Party (NAP) was an American political party formed in New York City in 1979.wikipedia
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Lenora Fulani

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The party is notable for getting African-American psychologist Lenora Fulani on the ballot in all 50 states during her first presidential campaign in 1988, making her both the first African-American and woman to do so.
In the 1988 United States presidential election heading the New Alliance Party ticket, she became the first woman and the first African American to achieve ballot access in all fifty states.

Fred Newman (philosopher)

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These groups were all associated with controversial psychologist and political activist Fred Newman, whose radical healthcare collectives, Centers for Change and Marxist International Workers Party, were active in grassroots politics in New York City.
In 1979, Newman became one of the founders of the New Alliance Party (NAP), most notable for getting African American psychologist and activist Lenora Fulani on the ballot in all 50 states during her 1988 presidential campaign (making her the first African American and first woman to do so).

Dennis L. Serrette

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Its candidate was Dennis L. Serrette, an African-American union activist who would later leave the NAP alleging questionable methods used by Newman and others.
Dennis L. Serrette, born in Harlem, New York in the 1940s, was the New Alliance Party candidate for United States President in the 1984 presidential election.

International Workers Party

Centers for Change
These groups were all associated with controversial psychologist and political activist Fred Newman, whose radical healthcare collectives, Centers for Change and Marxist International Workers Party, were active in grassroots politics in New York City.
Newman would later help found the New Alliance Party.

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The New Alliance Party (NAP) was an American political party formed in New York City in 1979.

1988 United States presidential election

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The 1988 presidential election was a major step for the NAP.
Lenora Fulani ran for the New Alliance Party, and focused on issues concerning unemployment, healthcare, and homelessness.

Ernie Chambers

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Though the party had its strongest roots in the east coast, the best result for the NAP was in Nebraska, where independent state senator Ernie Chambers received 1.6% of the vote.
Chambers also ran for the United States Senate in 1988 as a New Alliance Party candidate.

1992 United States presidential election

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During the 1992 presidential election, Fulani again ran for president on the NAP ticket.
Lenora Fulani, who was the 1988 presidential nominee of the New Alliance Party, received a second consecutive nomination from the Party in 1992.

Maria Elizabeth Muñoz

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Maria Elizabeth Muñoz, a Chicano activist, was chosen as her running mate.
Maria Elizabeth Muñoz, a Chicana activist, was a third-party candidate for Vice President of the United States in the 1992 United States presidential election, representing the New Alliance Party (NAP) as the running mate of Lenora Fulani.

Clouds Blur the Rainbow

Clouds Blur the Rainbow: The Other Side of New Alliance Party
*Clouds Blur the Rainbow, 1988, by Chip Berlet
Berlet concludes that the relationship between the New Alliance Party and the Social Therapy practice of Newman and Fulani was "manipulative and unethical", and that "the NAP must be judged in the context of being a political movement that lacks clarity concerning basic moral issues involving personal and political exploitation."

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The New Alliance Party (NAP) was an American political party formed in New York City in 1979.

New York City

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The New Alliance Party (NAP) was an American political party formed in New York City in 1979.

Puerto Rico

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The NAP's first chairperson was then-South Bronx City Councilman Gilberto Gerena-Valentin, a veteran political activist from Puerto Rico.

African Americans

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The party is notable for getting African-American psychologist Lenora Fulani on the ballot in all 50 states during her first presidential campaign in 1988, making her both the first African-American and woman to do so.

President of the United States

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The party is notable for getting African-American psychologist Lenora Fulani on the ballot in all 50 states during her first presidential campaign in 1988, making her both the first African-American and woman to do so.

Third party (United States)

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The New Alliance Party was founded as an independent electoral party for the purpose of creating new alliances among groups marginalized by the American electoral process, namely people of color, the LGBT community, progressives, and women.

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The New Alliance Party was founded as an independent electoral party for the purpose of creating new alliances among groups marginalized by the American electoral process, namely people of color, the LGBT community, progressives, and women.

Person of color

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The New Alliance Party was founded as an independent electoral party for the purpose of creating new alliances among groups marginalized by the American electoral process, namely people of color, the LGBT community, progressives, and women.

LGBT

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The New Alliance Party was founded as an independent electoral party for the purpose of creating new alliances among groups marginalized by the American electoral process, namely people of color, the LGBT community, progressives, and women.

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The New Alliance Party was founded as an independent electoral party for the purpose of creating new alliances among groups marginalized by the American electoral process, namely people of color, the LGBT community, progressives, and women.

Socialism

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The NAP described itself as "pro-socialist".

1984 United States presidential election

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During the 1984 presidential election, the NAP made its debut on the presidential campaign scene.

Trade union

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Its candidate was Dennis L. Serrette, an African-American union activist who would later leave the NAP alleging questionable methods used by Newman and others.

Jesse Jackson

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In 1985, the NAP began an unusual political relationship with Jesse Jackson.

Rainbow/PUSH

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After Jackson founded his Rainbow Coalition group, Newman and Fulani created the Rainbow Alliance, which lobbied for the benefit of small political parties.