The Peace and Freedom Party of California supports the strike and struggles of the Puerto Rican teacher union, Teacher's Federation of Puerto Rico against the privatization of their education system and for wage increases and better conditions. We oppose the role of the SEIU International to support the efforts of the Anibal Acevedo Vila, the governor of Puerto Rico and a leader of the Popular Democratic Party to destroy the union and support a raid on this union by the SEIU International.
Passed by the State Central Committee of the California Peace and Freedom Party on 30-March-2008.
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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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