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50 Years of PFP

Posted on June 2, 2017 by the Communications Committee/p>

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50 Years of PFP Flyer

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Peace and Freedom: 50 Years of Struggle, June 3 in Berkeley

Posted on June 1, 2017 by the Alameda County Central Committee

On Saturday, June 3 the Alameda County Peace and Freedom Party and Movement presents "Peace and Freedom: Fifty Years of Struggle", to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Peace and Freedom Party in 1967.

When: Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Where: Starry Plough Pub, 3101 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley(MAP)
What: speakers and discussion
Sponsor: Alameda County Peace and Freedom Party and Movement
Contact: call 510-332-3865 or email cuyleruyle - at -
Cost: Free, but please buy food and drink at the pub

This June marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Peace and Freedom Party. Born for the civil rights and anti-war movements of the 1960s, PFP has remained committed to peace, racial equality, and the working class struggle for socialism. We are inviting speakers to help us remember the past and build for the future.

This is part of our on-going Socialist Forum Series on the first Saturday of every month. Doors open at 2 pm and the program will start promptly at 2:30 pm. The forum will end by 4:30 pm, but folks can stay and talk as long as you like.

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Flyer for June 3, 2017 Suds, Snacks, and Socialism Forum

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PFP Opposes AB 469

Posted on May 21, 2017 by the Legislative Committee

The following statement opposing Assembly Bill 469 was distributed to all 80 members of the State Assembly on May 19. The Assembly will vote on this measure within the next few days. Click here for a PDF version of this legislative floor alert.

Assembly Floor Alert

AB 469 – Candidates: nomination documents – Oppose
May 19, 2017

Contact: C. T. Weber, (916) 422-5395 (Message) or (916) 320-9186 (Cell)

The Peace and Freedom Party of California opposes AB 469 and urges members of the Assembly to vote NO.

I am sending you this alert on behalf of Peace and Freedom Party in opposition to AB 469. This proposed legislation would amend California Elections Code section 8106, which certainly needs amending, but in our view AB 469 amends it in a way that makes it more difficult for candidates, especially poor and working class candidates, to participate in the electoral process and denies voters the opportunity to have more choices. This bill reduces the number of days to collect the huge number of signatures in lieu of filing fees, and it eliminates supplemental signatures in lieu of filing fees.


PFP activists in the streets on May Day

By Estevan Hernandez

Posted on May 3, 2017 by the webmaster

In cities across California activists with the Peace and Freedom Party (PFP) took to the streets on May 1, known world wide as International Workers' Day. Along with tens of thousands of people across the country, and millions worldwide, we marched and chanted against racism and for full rights for all immigrants, women and LGBTQ people.

International Workers' Day 2017 in Sacramento (photo by Estevan Hernandez)

In Sacramento California the PFP and Party for Socialism and Liberation organized a joint socialist march contingent. Our contingent kept the energy high with popular slogans like, "When workers rights are under attack, what do we do? Stand up fight back", "Say it loud say it clear, immigrants are welcome here" and "Get up, get down, there's a revolution in this town!"

C.T. Weber, long time organizer and early leader of the PFP, addressed the crowd from the mainstage, saying:

I bring you greetings from the Peace and Freedom Party,conceived 50 years ago, in the late 60s, out of the struggles of the freedom rides, the farm workers’ union organizing, and the anti-war movements. Today we are California’s only ballot qualified socialist party. We gather with you today, International Worker’s Day, in a spirit of solidarity and for the expansion of the growing power of working people!
By uniting with this new generation of "resistors" and by popularizing socialism we can continue help rebuild a new socialist movement to finally uproot this rotted system of capitalist oppression and poverty.

International Workers' Day 2017 in San Francisco (photo by Paul Burton)

Estevan Hernandez is a State Central Committee member from Sacramento.


Earth Day at the EPA

By Marsha Feinland

Posted on May 3, 2017 by the webmaster

Members of the Peace and Freedom Party from San Francisco and Alameda Counties participated in the Earth Day Action for Environmental and Climate Justice on Friday, April 21 in front of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1X Headquarters in San Francisco.

Earth Day demonstrators in San Francisco, April 24, 2017 (photo by Gloria La Riva)

They joined Bay Area residents from Bayview-Hunters Point, Richmond, Oakland, San Leandro and Livermore as well as Mohave Elders of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, Gila River Indian Community members, youth from East Los Angeles, and people from farmworker communities in the San Joaquin and Imperial Valleys. All of these communities are impacted by fracking, refineries, and other sources of pollution.

The rally was followed by a march to the Federal Building.

The demands of the demonstration were:

  • Expand, don’t cut, the USEPA and federal and state environmental laws and regulations. Fire EPA Administrator Pruitt.
  • Remove polluters and billionaires from Trump’s Cabinet.
  • Stop Trump’s attacks on immigrant communities, Indigenous sacred sites, civil rights and justice.
  • Support people, health, science and justice, not financial gain for corporate polluters.

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Preamble to Our By-laws

The Peace and Freedom Party is an open, multi-tendency, movement-oriented socialist party. We are united in our common commitment to socialism, democracy, feminism and unionism and our common opposition to capitalism, imperialism, racism, sexism and elitism.

These by-laws do not define socialism, nor do they identify the strategies and tactics of how to achieve socialism. We agree that socialism is necessary and that it will open up a democratic decision-making process for appropriate use of resources and distribution of labor.

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Peace and Freedom Party
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Oakland, CA 94623

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PO Box 22234
Sacramento CA 95822

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In California, voter registration is very important to political parties. The very existence of a political party as "ballot-qualified" is determined by the number of votes its statewide candidates receive or by the number of voters registered with the party. As the only feminist socialist political party on the California ballot, it is imperative that the Peace and Freedom Party continues as a qualified party. Quite simply, the Peace and Freedom Party will not be able to provide Californians with candidates that will represent us unless we register and vote Peace and Freedom.

For more information about registering to vote in California, you can visit the Secretary of State's website.