2016 Presidential Nominating Convention
Posted on August 4, 2016 by the Webmaster
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 4, 2016
Debra Reiger, Peace and Freedom Party State Chairperson (916) 698-8131
Marsha Feinland, Presidential Candidate Liaison (863) 517-2517
Peace and Freedom Party Presidential Nominating Convention
August 12-13 in Sacramento; All-Woman Contest is U.S. Political First
SACRAMENTO, Ca. – The Peace and Freedom Party of California is holding its Presidential nominating convention Aug. 12-13 here – and for the first time in U.S. political history a party with more than one declared candidate for its Presidential nomination will have an all-woman contest.
Re-register Peace and Freedom!
Posted on June 12, 2016 by the Webmaster
If you registered out of the Peace and Freedom Party in order to vote for Bernie Sanders, now is the time to register back into the party. If you have never been registered Peace and Freedom, now is the time to join.
The Peace and Freedom Party has long advocated many of the things Bernie Sanders brought to the fore during his primary campaign. Things like tuitionfree college and university education, free healthcare, and housing for all are things we, as a party of the working class, support.
The Peace and Freedom Party is a ballot-status socialist, feminist party, the only ballotstatus socialist party in California. If you consider yourself a socialist you belong in the Peace and Freedom Party. Register today!
Register to vote with the Peace and Freedom Party
Candidates speak in Oakland on April 17
Posted on May 26, 2016 by the Webmaster
On April 17, the Alameda County Peace and Freedom Party sponsored a candidates forum in Oakland. The event featured all three candidates for the party's presidential nomination -- Dr. Lynn Kahn, Gloria La Riva and Monica Moorehead -- and our candidate for U.S. Senate, John Parker. The forum was moderated by Alameda County Central Committee member Mary McIlroy. This video transcript was made by the Party for Socialism and Liberation and is posted here by permission.
First half of the forum (approximately one hour):
June 2016 Endorsements
Posted on May 22, 2016 by the Webmaster
Clicking on a candidate’s name takes you to her or his page on our 2016 campaign site, peaceandfreedom2016.org.
Presidential Primary: The State Central Committee has not taken a position for or against any of the three candidates in the Peace and Freedom Party Presidential primary.
Legislative offices: The Peace and Freedom Party has endorsed these candidates for Congress and the State Legislature..
Statewide ballot measures:
- Proposition 50 (suspension of legislators) – we have not taken a position on Prop. 50
Local elections: positions taken by county central committees are summarize on this page.
Candidate forum, April 17 in Oakland
Posted on March 30, 2016 by the Webmaster
Presidential and Senate candidates forum hosted by the Alameda County Peace and Freedom Party and Movement. The speakers are:
- The candidates for the Peace and Freedom Party nomination for President
- The Peace and Freedom Party candidate for U.S. Senate
When: Sunday, April 17 from 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Where: East Side Arts Alliance, 2277 International Blvd, Oakland (MAP)
What: candidate forum
Sponsor: Alameda County Peace and Freedom Party and Movement
Contact: Facebook event page
Cost: free (donations accepted)
Activists Protest Exclusion from the Ballot
Posted on March 28, 2016 by the Webmaster
Fifteen people, mostly members of the Peace and Freedom Party of California, along with others concerned about ballot access and democracy, protested in front of the Ca. Secretary of State’s office in Sacramento on Thursday, March 24 at 11:00 a.m. The Secretary of State is not listing Jill Stein, one of four names submitted by the party for the June 7, 2016 Presidential primary ballot, and has not publicly stated any reason for this omission.
On Jan. 18, 2016, Debra Reiger, the State Chairperson of the Peace and Freedom Party of California, submitted the names of four women who have declared that they are seeking the party’s nomination for President: Dr. Lynn Kahn, Gloria LaRiva, Monica Moorehead, and Dr. Jill Stein. So far, only the first three will be listed as PFP candidates on the June primary ballot. The Secretary of State can correct this before the list is finalized on April 1.
Debating the 2016 Presidential Election, February 5-6 in the Bay Area
Posted on January 28, 2016 by the Communications Committee
Socialist Action presents two panel discussion/debates… Oakland and San Francisco - Debating the 2016 Presidential Elections and the Key Issues of Our Time
Special guest Glen Ford, Executive Editor, Black Agenda Report (Coming from NYC)
For Bernie Sanders: Tom Gallagher, Chair SF Progressive Democrats of America (Sat. only) and
Peter Olney, Activist, Labor for Bernie national network
For Peace & Freedom Party candidate: Marsha Feinland, Vice Chair, Peace & Freedom Party
For Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein: Laura Wells, Green Party/Alameda County
For Party for Socialism and Liberation, Gloria La Riva, PSL candidate for president
For Socialist Action, Jeff Mackler, Nat’l Secretary, Socialist Action
When: Friday, February 5, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Humanist Hall, 390 27th Street, Oakland(MAP)
When: Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin St. at Geary, San Francisco(MAP)
What: Presidential Election Forum
Sponsor: Socialist Action, Green Party, Peace and Freedom Party
Cost: $20-$10 sliding scale. No one turned away for lack of funds
Meet presidential candidate Lynn Kahn, February 3 in Sacramento
Posted on January 31, 2016 by the Sacramento County Central Committee
On Wednesday, February 3 the Sacramento County Peace & Freedom Party will host a visit by Peace & Freedom Party Presidential Candidate Dr. Lynn Kahn.
When: Wednesday, February 3 at 6:00pm
Where: SEIU LOcal 1877, 1401-21st St, Sacramentao ( MAP )
What: Meet presidential candidate Lynn Kahn, PhD.
Sponsor: Sacramento County Peace and Freedom Party
Contact: phone 916-320-9186 or 916-207-4595
Key Date For Candidates
Posted on January 4, 2016 by the Communications Committee
The following information applies to state offices and party central committees. The procedure and deadlines for the Presidential primary are different and are explained in this article. For a discussion of central committee elections, see this article.
|January 4, 2016 - February 25, 2016
||Candidates for Public Office, Gather Signatures in Lieu of Filing Fees
|January 4, 2016 – March 11, 02016
||Candidates for Central Committees, Gather Nomination Signatures
|February 15, 2016 – March 11, 2016
||Candidates for Public Office, Gather Nomination Signatures
|February 15, 2016 – February 25, 2016
||Candidates for Public Office, Signatures Submitted Between these Dates Count Toward Both Nomination Signatures and Signatures in Lieu of Filing Fees
||February 26, 2016 – March 11, 2016
||Candidates for Public Office, Gather Supplemental Signatures in Lieu
|March 12, 2016 – March 16, 2016
||If Incumbent Fails to Meet the Deadline for Public Office, an Extension is given To Gather Signatures in Lieu (This does not apply to a termed out incumbent)
|April 11, 2016 – May 24, 2016
||Write-in Candidates for Public Office, Gather Nomination Signatures (No Filing
Fees and No Signatures in Lieu of Filing Fees)
|June 7, 2016 - 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Numbers of Signatures Required
|Candidates for Central Committees
||20 valid signatures of Peace and Freedom Party registrants out of a maximum of 30 or 2% of the number of Peace and Freedom Party registrations in the county or district, whichever is LESS.
|Public Office Nomination Signatures
||Candidates for State Assembly, State Senate, State Board of Equalization and U.S. House need no less than 40 or more than 60 signatures from registered voters in the district. Candidates for U.S. Senate need no less than 65 valid signatures or more than 100 signatures.
|Public Office Signatures in Lieu
||Candidates for State Assembly need 1,500 signatures, State Senate and U.S. House need 3,000 signatures from any registered voters in the district. Candidates for U.S. Senate need 10,000 valid signatures from any registered voters in the state.
Running for Office in 2016
Posted on December 14, 2015 by the Communications Committee
The following is a general introduction to the processes for the coming 2016 election. Anyone seriously considering running for political office as a Peace and Freedom candidate is also advised to consult with Party officials, local PFP organizations, the California Secretary of State and local county election officials.
Candidates for Presidential Nomination
As a ballot qualified party, the Peace and Freedom Party is entitled to place its nominee for President of the United States on the November ballot in California. Candidates considering seeking the Peace and Freedom Party nomination for President need to contact us, if they have not already done so, using this contact form. The following is only a summary.
Become a Leader in the Peace and Freedom Party
By C. T. Weber
Posted on December 14, 2015 by the Communications Committee
See also this list of deadlines.
Every organization needs to have a dedicated, hard working group of people to organize, build and help it grow. This is its leadership body.
Our party is governed by our Central Committees, which are organized at both the state and county levels. The State Central Committee meets at least three times a year. It sets policy, decides on our platform and writes our bylaws. At our state convention in Presidential years, the State Central Committee chooses our Presidential slate.
State Central Committee members also participate in County Central Committees that meet on a regular basis. They plan their participation in local picket lines, demonstrations, social gatherings, fundraisers and other activities.
Is Trump a Proto-Fascist?
By Roger D. Harris
Posted on August 31, 2015 by the Communications Committee
Agreed, Donald Trump is a supremely unattractive character for folks like us. And that's putting it mildly. He's defiantly not "politically correct" and we hate that. But is he a harbinger of fascism?
Trump certainly fits the Hollywood version of the proto-fascist. He's loud, scowls, has a stiff presence, and is uncomely. But beyond what central casting defines as fascist, does he fit the political definition as some fear (see CounterPunch (August 25))?
Aside from the particularities and indeed peculiarities of Mr. Trump's persona, it is instructive to posit him in the current U.S. historical context.
Fascism historically came about when the working class and its allies (i.e., popular classes) – and their organizations such as unions and left political parties – were so strong and well organized that they threatened rule by the corporate class. That was the case in Spain, Italy, and Germany in the 1930s. What happened under fascism is the corporate class imposed a dictatorship over themselves rather than risk loss of power to the popular classes.