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Cornel West for President Campaign Announces Major Utah Ballot Access Milestone, Driving National Momentum


Friday, March 15, 2024
Cornel West for President
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[Salt Lake City, Utah] – The Cornel West for President 2024 Campaign is proud to announce its successful attainment of ballot access in Utah as part of the campaign’s 50-state strategy to expand voter choice at a historical moment in our nation’s history. This landmark achievement marks a significant step forward in our movement, emphasizing our dedication to offering voters a meaningful alternative beyond the corporate duopoly, with Dr. Cornel West standing as an independent candidate on Utah’s state election ballot.

Reflecting on this milestone, Dr. Cornel West shared, "The growing momentum of our movement and the achievement of ballot access in Utah should stand as a beacon of hope in a dark time in our country. It underscores the critical importance of ensuring that all states offer voters the opportunity to choose leaders who represent the values of truth, justice, and love. This is not only a victory for independent voices or this presidential campaign—it's a victory for the heart and soul of our democracy."

The campaign asserts that this significant stride towards a more inclusive political landscape that now allows Utah voters the opportunity to support a candidate who prioritizes people over profit and love over fear. Dr. West's campaign, resonating across the United States, challenges voter choice suppression while empowering individuals with a vision dedicated to uplifting the marginalized and fostering solidarity at every level of governance.

Interested voters are encouraged to continue building momentum across the nation by signing petitions, spreading the word, volunteering, and supporting ballot access efforts through donations. Public engagement is pivotal in shaping a future where independent voices enrich our democratic dialogue, standing shoulder to shoulder with those from traditional parties.

Dr. West is pleased to celebrate this historic movement in Utah as we unite in solidarity for a more just, loving, and democratic society that truly reflects the will of the people.

Why Support Ballot Access?

Supporting ballot access means advocating for a democracy where diverse voices and ideas can flourish, leading to more robust solutions and a more stable future for all. The Cornel West Campaign calls on voters to reject the cynicism of the status quo and embrace the possibility of a more inclusive, cooperative, and civil democracy.

Regardless of your candidate preference, we urge you to use your voice today to say YES to more options on the ballot. Support democracy, support humanity, and let’s ensure that independent candidates like Dr. West are represented in our electoral choices.


About Cornel West For President 2024

Dr. West, affectionately known to many as Brother West, is the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at Union Theological Seminary.

Dr. West is the former University Professor at Harvard University, Professor Emeritus at Princeton University and the first Black person to receive a Ph.D. In Philosophy from Princeton University. He has written 20 books and he is best known for his classics, Race Matters and Democracy Matters, and for his memoir, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud. He will deliver the historic Gifford lectures at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland in Spring 2024.

Dr. West enters the 2024 Presidential contest at a time in which he describes a national crisis of moral bankruptcy and spiritual obscenity driven by a derelict duopoly of both major parties that equally places profits over people and the planet. West asserts that running as an Independent candidate affords him the opportunity and duty to deliver policy prescriptions incorporated by and for the people, instead of political parties beholden to corporations and special interest groups who feel no solidarity with poor and working-class people of all races, gender identities, and age groups.

The Cornel West Campaign to empower poor and working people everywhere stands at a pivotal moment in history, committed to being a true campaign for people around the globe. Our aim is and will always be to unite in solidarity with movements of truth and justice, who seek a choice beyond empire, white supremacy, capitalism, patriarchy, and the confines of the corporate-dominated two-party system.

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