As part of the steering committee of the New Progressive Alliance (NPA), West, who has reportedly joined with Nader, is leading a group of liberals and academics, seeking candidates to debate Obama on key issues.
The NPA expects a nominee to fully support the organization's comprehensive progressive platform ratified in August. Platform tenets include full employment at a living wage, environmental sustainability, social welfare and fair trade.
The NPA's website sites the following:
The NPA opposes both of America's sold-out, anti-Progressive major parties. We not only support a primary election challenge to Barack Obama in 2012, but will endorse an Independent or third-party candidate to oppose both corporatist marionettes in the general election, provided they publicly pledge to run on the Unified Progressive Platform and to govern based upon it when elected.