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We call for the defense and extension of the liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights, including freedom of speech, press, assembly and association, and the right to keep and bear arms for individual and collective defense. The ultimate guarantee of those rights is the organized strength of the working class.

Capitalism and poverty breed crime and repression. Working class people are the primary victims both of street crime and of police reaction to it. The bosses use laws against victimless activities, "legal" and illegal expansion of police powers, military and paramilitary occupation of poor and minority communities, and diversion of resources to police and jails, to keep workers intimidated and dependent.

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Richard R. Castaldo for Congress - District 30 PDF Print E-mail

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Richard Castaldo

Richard Castaldo was born in San Diego, California in 1981. He lived in Denver for 15 years and moved to the Los Angeles area in 2007 to attend SAE Institute, where he received a degree in sound engineering. He is currently an engineer and musician. He attended Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado and was a victim of the infamous shootings there in April, 1999; consequently, Richard remains in a wheelchair due to a spinal cord injury. Because of this, he has been a subject of numerous documentaries including Bowling For Columbine and Peacejam. He has also been involved with non-documentary projects.

Richard is running for Congress in the 30th District, with an emphasis on these five issues:

  • Defund all wars of imperialism, including Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.
  • Single-payer not-for-profit healthcare.
  • Abolish corporate "personhood." Rights belong to human beings, not corporations.
  • Terminate the Patriot Act and restore the Bill of Rights.
  • End corporate bailouts and create green jobs.

The 30th District in Los Angeles County includes Santa Monica, Westwood, West Hollywood, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Topanga, Malibu and Canoga Park.



The 30th Congressional District

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 October 2010 11:00