Gary Swing's Campaign Message
April 14, 2019
I hereby withdraw my name as a candidate for public office. I no longer wish to participate in electoral politics. I want to reclaim my personal life.
Gary Swing, October 19, 2019
Gary Swing, a cultural events promoter from Denver, announced his intention to seek the Unity Party of Colorado's 2020 nomination for US Senate at the party's April 13, 2019 state assembly. Colorado voters who are registered to vote as members of the Unity Party by January 1, 2020 may vote on candidate nominations at the party's Spring, 2020 state convention.
Gary Swing ran on a theme of “Unity in Diversity,” presenting a campaign platform of peace, justice, environmental, and electoral reform issues.
The slogan "Unity in Diversity" has been used by a variety of religious and political groups as an expression of harmony and celebration of multiculturalism based on an understanding that our differences enrich human interactions.
In his campaign announcement, Gary Swing quoted President Nelson Mandela, the leader of post-apartheid South Africa: "Bridge the chasm, use tolerance and compassion, be inclusive, not exclusive, build dignity and pride, encourage freedom of expression, to create a civil society for unity and peace."
Gary Swing proposes that each generation should hold its own constitutional convention at least once every twenty years. He advocates an end to US foreign military intervention, the right to self-determination for all people, statehood for Washington DC and Puerto Rico, true cost pricing to include environmental impacts in the prices of new goods and services, and a single payer national health care system.
Gary Swing stated: “Rather than pursuing endless warfare, we should set a goal to eliminate world hunger and make sure that everyone has access to safe drinking water.” He also stated: “Our system of government should be redesigned to be as inclusive and representative as possible, not as exclusionary as possible. I propose to abolish the US Senate, eliminate the Electoral College, strictly limit the power of the President, and decentralize authority in the hands of a Congress that is elected by an open party list system of proportional representation. Everyone should have the right to fair representation.”
Gary Swing for US Senate
Gary Swing for Senate, 6000 W. Yale Avenue, Denver CO 80227