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Introducing the Peace and Freedom Alliance

Posted on January 3, 2012 by the National Organizing Committee

This introduction is reproduced from the website of the National Organizing Committee.

The National Organizing Committee held a planning conference on the weekend of December 10th and 11th, 2011, in San Francisco attended by knowledgeable activists for independent Left electoral politics. The primary result was the founding of a new formation to provide an umbrella electoral party in several states similar to the Peace and Freedom Party of California, providing shared rights and responsibilities for various tendencies on the Left. The gathered delegates voted to adopt the name "Peace and Freedom Alliance".

Attendees included delegates from the Peace and Freedom Party of California, the Freedom Socialist Party and the Party for Socialism and Liberation. Official observers from Socialist Alternative and unofficial observers from other groups participated fully in the discussion on building a united Left alternative for the 2012 elections and beyond. NOC affiliate Socialist Organizer sent regrets at being unable to attend. We will continue outreach to involve more groups and individuals for social change to help build an electoral arm of the movement.

It is time to organize for a real change. Contact us to help with ballot access, fundraising, drafting a platform and planning a national convention.

 

Peace and Freedom is Going National!

by Kevin Akin

Posted on January 4, 2012 by the Website Workers Council

For more coverage of the new Peace and Freedom Alliance, click here.

The Peace and Freedom Party of California has twice been part of national electoral formations: First in 1968, as part of the national Peace and Freedom Party that had a convention in Ann Arbor, and next as the largest affiliate of the Peoples Party, that ran presidential tickets in 1972 and 1976. Now, the PFP is again seeking to organize and seek ballot status in states outside California, for 2012 and beyond.

A conference in San Francisco on December 10 and 11, 2011, decided to form the "Peace and Freedom Alliance." Participants from affiliates (and representatives of two not-yet-affiliated organizations) agreed that the National Organizing Committee 2012, a delegated body with representation from each affiliate, will be the governing body of the Alliance for the time being. The NOC2012 will consider united ballot-access projects in specific states. Meanwhile, existing or newly-formed organizations in the various states are invited to affiliate (using either the Peace and Freedom name or whatever name they choose).

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A Proposal for Going National

By Casey Peters

Posted on January 4, 2012 by the Website Workers Council

The article expresses the views of the author and not necessarily those of the National Organizing Committee as a whole.

Should the Peace and Freedom Party go national? Some think we need to get better organized in California first, while others think a higher profile will help our statewide work.

The State Central Committee established a work group called the National Organizing Committee to address this question. Called by its initials, NOC or NOC 2012, this group has done outreach to other left formations and recently held a conference to explore working together.

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