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In addition to endorsing our own slate of six statewide candidates, one Congressional candidate and one independent for Lt. Governor, the Peace and Freedom Party has also to date endorsed seven more candidates running for office in California's June 2018 primary election. The following are those seven candidates; for a list of our other candidates, please click here.
Jason Kishineff —
Peace and Freedom Party endorsee, U.S. Congress, 5th district
Jason Kishineff for U.S. Congress, 5th district – Inspired by Bernie Sanders to take over the Congress and end Citizens United, Jason is running for Congress with a goal of kicking corporate interests out of our political system, so that a people’s agenda may someday flourish. Some of my other priorities include stopping fracking and oil dependency; universal healthcare and college education; ending for-profit wars; real electoral reform that includes greater debate access for third parties; and reforming the racist criminal justice system.
Robert Christian Richardson —
Peace and Freedom Party endorsee, U.S. Congress, 7th district
As Chris tells it: “There are a number of issues that really need to be addressed, and i was thinking, 'Boy, somebody ought to do something.' Then i thought, 'Oh shit, that's me.’” So did the now-retired longtime VA Medical Center programming specialist decide to run. He promises to get the people more of a voice and right some wrongs in Washington. For much more from Chris, please click here.
Angelica Dueñas —
Peace and Freedom Party endorsee, U.S. Congress, 29th district
Mother fighting for her kids' future and a future for all of us. The Angelica Duenas for Congress campaign is a grassroots movement of beautiful individuals dedicated to building a future of peace, justice, democracy and equality, all out of our love for humanity. We hope to build a future where All have the right to Shelter, Food, Education and Employment through a movement of Peace and Unity.
The Peace and Freedom Party endorses Green Party candidate Angelica Dueñas for U.S. Congress representing California’s District 29, which includes north central San Fernando Valley.
Angelica’s statement upon receiving the PFP endorsement is as follows
“Angelica Dueñas for Congress is honored to have the endorsement of the Peace and Freedom Party. The Peace and Freedom Party was founded in 1967 among the Civil Rights Movement and the Anti-War Movement against the Vietnam War. The Peace and Freedom Party, much like our campaign, "is committed to feminism, socialism, democracy, ecology, and racial equality.
The Peace and Freedom Party endorses Green Party candidate Jason Kishineff for U.S. Congress representing California’s District 5, which includes Napa County and parts of Contra Costa, Lake, Solano, and Sonoma Counties.
Jason’s introduction to voters is as follows.
“Hello, I am Jason Kishineff, Green Party candidate for Congress in district 5, California. I was inspired by Bernie Sanders to run in order to take over the Congress and end Citizens United with a constitutional amendment, although I’m pretty sure Bernie took a wrong turn at Albuquerque...
The Peace and Freedom Party endorses Green Party candidate Rodolfo Cortes Barragan for U.S. Congress representing California’s District 40, which includes East Los Angeles and environs. Rodolfo’s statement upon receiving the PFP endorsement is as follows.
“I am proud to have sought and received the endorsement of the Peace and Freedom Party (PFP). The PFP recognizes that the current structure of society is both problematic and unsustainable. Humans have been a collaborative species for hundreds of thousands of years. Yet, over the last few hundred years, an economic system that rewards self-interest at the expense of the community has managed to take root.
The Peace and Freedom Party endorses independent candidate Eric Frame for State Senate in California’s District 6, which includes the city of Sacramento, part of Sacramento County and part of Yolo County.
Eric’s statement upon receiving the PFP endorsement is as follows.
“We are thrilled to have the endorsement of the Peace and Freedom party. We are in agreement with the PFP on so many issues that we currently face in the USA. Homelessness has increased dramatically in California and something needs to be done – building affordable housing, providing a living wage for all, rent control, reforming the inhumane and high-cost healthcare system are just some of the fixes we agree upon.
On November 6, Californians will be voting in the 2018 Gubernatorial Elections, an election that will also include elections of lieutenant governor, senators, state representatives, attorney general and several key executive official positions.
Seven Peace and Freedom Party candidates to date have filed to run for statewide office in the June 2018 California Primary. Our current slate of candidates, plus one independent candidate the PFP is endorsing, is as follows.
Gloria La Riva — Peace and Freedom Party candidate, Governor
Gloria La Riva is a veteran social justice, anti-war and union activist and organizer. She was 2010 and 2014 candidate for governor, and 2016 Peace and Freedom Party and Party for Socialism and Liberation candidate for U.S. president.
Gayle McLaughlin —
Peace and Freedom Party endorsee, Lieutenant Governor
Gayle McLaughlin is a former two-term mayor of Richmond, where she founded the Richmond Progressive Alliance. As mayor, Gayle led Richmond’s remarkable transformation which included reducing homicides by 75%, increasing the minimum wage, promoting sustainable development, advocating rent control, defending immigrant rights, progressively taxing corporate interests, defending public schools and opposing the expansion of charter schools. Gayle is proudly corporate-free and running for Lieutenant Governor with one concept at center: People First!
John Thompson Parker —
Peace and Freedom Party candidate, U.S. Senator
John is a coordinator of the International Action Center, an elected member of the Peace and Freedom Party State Central Committee, and an activist with the Workers World Party. He is a socialist who seeks to represent the working class rather than the billionaires. John says, “In these days when the Trump administration is trying to divide and weaken the working class, solidarity in each other’s struggles is our most important weapon.” Among John’s top priorities as a U.S. Senator include stopping police killings, redistributing monies devoted to “endless wars” into social necessities such as free healthcare, and ending the prison-industrial complex.
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