Peace and Freedom Party

California's Feminist Socialist Political Party

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Election 2018: C.T. Weber for California Secretary of State

C. T. Weber of Sacramento the Peace and Freedom party nominee for the position of Secretary of State in the November 2018 statewide election. We offer the following brief bio as introduction. C.T. Weber

C. T. Weber of Sacramento was elected as Peace and Freedom Party of California State Chair three times (1972-1974, 1996-1998, 2010-2012), organized its State Conventions in 1970, 1974, 1992 and the National Convention in 1971; and currently serves as its Legislative Committee Chair.

C. T. was a long time union organizer, steward, and elected leader (including four two-year terms on the powerful California State Employees Association (CSEA), Board of Directors. As Service Employees International Union, Local 1000, District Labor Council 784 president, he served on the SEIU Local 1000 State Council and was a delegate to the Sacramento Central Labor Council. Currently, he continues to serve as a delegate to the Sacramento Central Labor Council representing California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA). He is also the Director of Public Relations for the Retired Public Employees Association (RPEA).


Replacing the duopoly: Four third-party candidates in San José forum

On Tuesday, December 12, a well-attended forum discussed the role of independents and third parties and their prospects to replace (or supplement) the 2-party duopoly in the 2018 elections and beyond. Gloria La Riva, the Peace and Freedom Party’s candidate for Governor in 2018, was one of the speakers at the forum, which was hosted by the Santa Clara County P&F Party (and co-sponsored by other organizations). Party Chair Kevin Akin was also in attendance.

Speakers at the forum were:

Gloria La Riva — Peace and Freedom Party candidate for Governor in 2018, veteran social justice, anti-war and union activist and organizer, 2016 Peace and Freedom Party and Party for Socialism and Liberation candidate for U.S. President.

Nick Brana — Movement for a People’s Party founder and director, national outreach coordinator for Bernie Sanders 2016 Presidential campaign, and first electoral manager of Our Revolution.

Erik Rydberg — Green Party candidate for Secretary of State in 2018 and male spokesperson for California Greens.

Gayle McLaughlin — Independent candidate for Lieutenant Governor in 2018, former Mayor of Richmond and founder of Richmond Progressive Alliance.

Video of the four initial presentations may be seen here, and video of most of the Q&A portion of the program may be seen here.


Peace and Freedom Party Condemns Trump’s Intentional Provocation of Violence in the Middle East

Posted on December 10, 2017, by the webmaster

Statement of Kevin Akin, California State Chair of the Peace and Freedom Party, 9 December 2017:

The Peace and Freedom Party condemns Trump’s latest reckless act of provocation in the Middle East. There are currently 86 countries with embassies in Israel. All of the embassies without exception are located in the Tel Aviv metropolitan area, none are located in Jerusalem. As part of a pattern that is now familiar, Donald Trump has announced that the US embassy will be relocated to Jerusalem, without specifying just where, with the apparent intention of provoking a violent reaction that will serve to “justify” repression against those who object, particularly Palestinians. With this announcement, the United States has openly become an enemy of any effort toward peace between Palestinians and Israelis, and has alienated all other would-be participants in a peace process.


Positions on Legislation, 2017-2018

The Peace and Freedom Party has taken positions for or against a number of bills in the 2017-2018 session of the California legislature. This article lists our current positions with links to relevant documents.


50 Years of PFP

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

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Spread the Word

Spread the word about the Peace and Freedom Party. Encourage your friends to register Peace and Freedom, join the supporting membership program, and get involved.

Here are some introductory handouts you can download and print for distribution. For a more extensive archive of our literature, click here.

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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
PO Box 24764
Oakland, CA 94623

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Donate to the Peace and Freedom Party registration drive fund online by clicking the PayPal link above (PayPal membership is not required). Or make checks payable to "PFP Registration Drive" and mail to

PFP Reg Drive
PO Box 22234
Sacramento CA 95822

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Voter Registration

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.