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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.

We recognize that we do not all agree on what we mean by "socialism" or on the strategies and tactics of how to get it. We do agree that it means we can have a world where we can all be part of the democratic decision-making on how the wealth of the economy will be used because we will be owners of it, as well as the cooperative self-managing co-participants in producing it.

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The Peace and Freedom Party Newsletter began publication in the Spring of 2010. Its main focus is our candidates and our positions on ballot measures.

The newsletter is made available on line and copies are distributed to county central committees. We do not offer subscriptions at this time.
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Please contact the Santa Clara County Peace and Freedom Party using this contact form.
peace and freedom party logoRiverside County Central Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party

Peace and civil rights activists in Riverside County helped form the Peace and Freedom Party, taking part in discussions in 1966 and early 1967 before the first registrations of Peace and Freedom Party voters in 1967. An active registration drive during 1967 signed up hundreds of party members in the county, particularly in Riverside and Elsinore (now Lake Elsinore). In January 1968, the party achieved ballot status in California. Ever since then, there has been an organized party chapter in Riverside County.

As of September 5, 2008, there are 2017 voters registered in the Peace and Freedom Party in Riverside County. The County Central Committee presently has four members.

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Map of California showing location of Riverside County (in red)
Peace and Freedom Party members and leaders have been involved in literally hundreds of movements, coalitions, committees and campaigns over the last 40 years. Members have demonstrated against each of the government's military adventures abroad during that time, supported progressive legislation to benefit working people, opposed reactionary legislation and initiatives, and engaged in direct action to advance the movements for democracy and peace.

Some current activities include active opposition to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a September 27, 2008 vigil against an attack on Iran (attended by Ralph Nader, our candidate for President), participation by a Central Committee member in inspections and analysis of the voting systems that have caused so much trouble for the county, and helping to mobilize opposition to the destruction of the old Riverside Chinatown site in the Tequesquite Arroyo, on land that was supposed to be set aside for a park, for the construction of an unneeded office building by a politically-connected developer.

One member of the County Central Committee, Kevin Akin, is serving as State Chair of the Peace and Freedom Party for the 2008-2010 term.

Call Kevin Akin at (951) 787-0318 or e-mail him for further information about the Riverside County Central Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party and its activities.

The Solano County Peace and Freedom Party maintains it's own website at solanopfp.blogspot.com.

Click here to contact the Marin County Peace and Freedom Party.

The current officers of the Alameda County Peace and Freedom Party and Movement are co-chairs Mary McIlroy and Eric Bergman, treasurer John Comly, and executive committee member Marsha Feinland.

The county general membership meeting is usually the third Sunday of the month at Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library at 6501 Telegraph Ave. in Oakland. It starts at 6:00pm.

Please leave a message at 510-465-9414 for more information, or click here to contact us by email.

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Page for the Orange County Central Committee

The officers of the Sacramento County Central Committee are: John Reiger, chair; C. T. Weber, vice chair; Nancy Leman, secretary; and Debra Reiger, treasurer. We meet the first Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m., at 2860 Florin Rd, Sacramento. Please use this contact form to contact us.

Click here to contact the Santa Cruz County Central Committee.
Click here to contact the San Mateo County Central Committee.

Is your mind numb after a day of reading Das Kapital (in the original German)? Do your limbs ache after a shift of leafleting at your local union hall? Have you marched for peace, civil rights and economic justice until your legs can barely stand?

Then it’s time to pop some corn, grab a good beer (or three!), kick back and watch a good DVD!

All reviews express the viewpoint of their authors and not necessarily the positions of the Peace and Freedom Party.

On June 8, 2010 voters passed Proposition 14, which would replace the June partisan primary elections with the first round of a partly partisan, partly non-partisan "top two" election in which political parties no longer nominate candidates for office.

The Peace and Freedom Party fought vigorously against this ballot measure. We will continue to fight it in the courts if possible, and at the ballot box. Meanwhile, we will also mount a voter registration campaign to meet the new requirement that we must almost double our registration by 2014 to stay on the ballot.

Here are links to all of our website materials from this campaign.

We will soon have a separate campaign website at peaceandfreedom2012.org.

Visit our campaign website at peaceandfreedom2014.org

Visit our campaign website at peaceandfreedom2014.org

Visit our 2016 campaign site at peaceandfreedom2016.org

The Peace and Freedom Party is governed by its State Central Committee (SCC) and County Central Committees (CCCs). Central committee members are elected in the direct primary election in even numbered years. Any Peace and Freedom registrant is eligible to run. Members elected in the primary election are elected to the SCC and their county CCC simultaneously.

The elected members of each CCC may appoint additional members after the primary election. You may be appointed even if you are under 18 years old or if you are a non-citizen or otherwise ineligible to vote.

Appointed CCC members are eligible for election to the SCC by a majority vote at the second SCC meeting they attend. Members of the party who have not been appointed to their local CCC may be elected to the SCC by a 75 percent vote at the second SCC meeting they attend.

The SCC elects statewide officers at it biennial convention meeting following each direct primary. The State Executive Committee includes the elected officers and (depending on the number of SCC members) may also include delegates from each county. For the 2010-2012 term, the State Executive Committee consists of the state chair, secretary, treasurer, and ten at-large officers.

In counties in which no one was elected to the SCC in the primary, interim county chairs are appointed by the State Chair to serve until a CCC can be organized. An interim county chair is eligible for election to the SCC by a vote of its membership at the second SCC meeting she or he attends.

Much of the work of the SCC is carried out in subcommittees. In some cases, membership on subcommittees is open to Peace and Freedom Party activists who are not SCC members.

The Partisan is the newspaper of the State Central Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party. Publication has been temporarily suspended; the last issue appeared in April 2009 and covered the 2009 statewide special election. We are not offering subscriptions at this time.

More information on The Partisan is archived at oocities.org/capitolhill/lobby/3666/.

The Peace and Freedom Party Newsletter began publication in the spring of 2010.

The Partisan is published by the California State Central Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party at P.O. Box 24764, Oakland, California 94623. Staff for this issue included Georgia Williams, Francisco Rodriguez, John Reiger, Dave Kadlecek, Tom Condit, Shushannah Akin, and Kevin Akin, with contributions and help from many others.

This is issue number 23, for which the closing date was April 10, 2007. All articles are the opinions of their authors and are not necessarily official policy of the Peace and Freedom Party.

Signed articles and artwork are copyright 2007 by their authors. Unsigned articles may be freely reprinted provided credit is given to the Partisan.

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Front Page of Partisan Number 24 The Partisan is published by the California State Central Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party at P.O. Box 24764, Oakland, California 94623. Staff for this issue included Georgia Williams, Francisco Rodriguez, John Reiger, Dave Kadlecek, Tom Condit, Shushannah Akin and Kevin Akin, with contributions and help from many others.

This is issue number 24, for which the closing date was November 17, 2007. All articles are the opinions of their authors and are not necessarily official policy of the Peace and Freedom Party.

Signed articles and artwork are copyright 2007 by their authors. Unsigned articles may be freely reprinted provided credit is given to the Partisan.

If at all possible, articles for publication should be submitted either typed and double-spaced or electronically. Send electronic mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include a stamped, selfaddressed envelope if you would like articles, artwork or photographs returned.

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The Partisan reserves the right to refuse any submission or advertisement.
Front Page of Partisan Issue Number 25 The Partisan is published by the California State Central Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party at P.O. Box 24764, Oakland, California 94623. Staff for this issue included Francisco Rodriguez, John Reiger, Bob Maschi, Dave Kadlecek, Tom Condit, Shushannah Akin, and Kevin Akin, with contributions and help from many others.

This is issue number 25, for which the closing date was May 2, 2008. All articles are the opinions of their authors and are not necessarily official policy of the Peace and Freedom Party.

Signed articles and artwork are copyright 2008 by their authors. Unsigned articles may be freely reprinted provided credit is given to the Partisan.

If at all possible, articles for publication should be submitted either typed and double-spaced or electronically. Send electronic mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include a stamped, selfaddressed envelope if you would like articles, artwork or photographs returned.

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The Partisan reserves the right to refuse any submission or advertisement.
The Partisan is published by the California State Central Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party at P.O. Box 24764, Oakland, California 94623. Staff for this issue included Francisco Rodriguez, Bob Maschi, Dave Kadlecek, Tom Condit, Shushannah Akin, and Kevin Akin, with contributions and help from many others.

This is issue number 26, for which the closing date was September 12, 2008. All articles are the opinions of their authors and are not necessarily official policy of the Peace and Freedom Party.

Signed articles and artwork are copyright 2008 by their authors. Unsigned articles may be freely reprinted provided credit is given to the Partisan.

If at all possible, articles for publication should be submitted either typed and double-spaced or electronically. Send electronic mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope if you would like articles, artwork or photographs returned.

Submissions may be edited for length or clarity.

The Partisan reserves the right to refuse any submission or advertisement.
Front Page of Partisan Issue Number 25 The Partisan is published by the California State Central Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party at P.O. Box 24764, Oakland, California 94623. Staff for this issue included Kevin Akin, Tom Condit, Bob Evans, Marsha Feinland, Dave Kadlacek, John Reiger, C.T. Weber, with contributions and help from many others.

This is issue number 27, for which the closing date was April 17, 2009. All articles are the opinions of their authors and are not necessarily official policy of the Peace and Freedom Party.

Signed articles and artwork are copyright 2009 by their authors. Unsigned articles may be freely reprinted provided credit is given to the Partisan.

If at all possible, articles for publication should be submitted either typed and double-spaced or electronically. Send electronic mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope if you would like articles, artwork or photographs returned.

Submissions may be edited for length or clarity. The Partisan reserves the right to refuse any submission or advertisement.
The Peace and Freedom Partisan is published by the California State Central Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party at P.O. Box 24764, Oakland, California 94623. Staff for this issue included Kevin Akin, Shushannah Akin, Tom Condit, John Reiger, and Georgia Williams, with contributions and help from many others. This is issue number 22, for which the closing date was January 6, 2007. All articles are the opinions of their authors and are not necessarily official policy of the Peace and Freedom Party.

Signed articles and artwork are copyright 2007 by their authors. Unsigned articles may be freely reprinted provided credit is given to the Partisan.

If at all possible, articles for publication should be submitted either typed and doublespaced or electronically. Send electronic mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope if you would like articles, artwork or photographs returned.

Submissions may be edited for length or clarity.

The Peace and Freedom Partisan reserves the right to refuse any submission or advertisement.
The Partisan is published by the State Central Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party at P. O. Box 24764, Oakland, California 94623. Staff for this issue included Shushannah Akin, Tom Condit, Bob Evans, Marsha Feinland, Tom Lacey and Dave Kadlecek.

All articles are the opinions of their authors and are not necessarily official policy of the Peace and Freedom Party. Signed articles and artwork are copyright 2005 by their authors. Unsigned articles may be freely reprinted provided credit is given to The Partisan.

If at all possible, articles for publication should be submitted either typed and double-spaced or electronically. Send electronic mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope if you would like articles, artwork or photographs returned.

Issue No. 21. Closing date September 18, 2005.
The Partisan is published by the State Central Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party at P. O. Box 24764, Oakland, California 94623. Staff for this issue included Shushannah Akin, Tom Condit, Bob Evans, Marsha Feinland, Tom Lacey and Dave Kadlecek.

All articles are the opinions of their authors and are not necessarily official policy of the Peace and Freedom Party. Signed articles and artwork are copyright 2005 by their authors. Unsigned articles may be freely reprinted provided credit is given to The Partisan.

If at all possible, articles for publication should be submitted either typed and double-spaced or electronically. Send electronic mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope if you would like articles, artwork or photographs returned.

Issue No. 20. Closing date April 15, 2005.
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