Thursday, November 27, 2014

Solano Peace and Freedom Party

A Community political party on the California state ballot!
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Get active with the Solano Peace, Justice & Freedom Coalition []

Join the Resistance! Defeat Climate Change with System Change! [link]

Peace and Freedom Party Statement for November 6, 2012, General Election Voter Information Guide
The Peace and Freedom Party is a working-class party in a country run by and for the wealthy and their corporations.  We should not have to sacrifice our health, our livelihoods and our planet for our bosses' profits. We can tax the rich, whose wealth is entirely created by workers, to pay for the people's needs. We favor:
·    Decent jobs and full labor rights for all.
·    Free education for all from preschool through the university.
·    Free health care for everyone.
·    Good services for disabled people.
·    Bringing all troops home now.
·    Ending all discrimination.
·    Full rights for immigrants.
·    Real democracy and fair political representation.
·    Restoring and protecting the environment.
As long as our system puts the wealthy first, we will suffer war, police brutality, low wages, unsafe workplaces and pollution. We advocate socialism, which we see as the ownership and democratic control of the economy by working people. If we join together to take back our industries and natural resources, we can work together democratically and cooperatively for the common good, rather than being slaves to the rich and their corporations.
Vote for those who will fight for what you need, the candidates of the Peace and Freedom Party.

Cindy Sheehen for Governor, An EPIC Campaign

Peace and Freedom Party's Cindy Sheehan is running for California State Governor in 2014 in "An Epic Campaign".
Campaign website [] Campaign volunteer coordinator Andy Conn []
2124 Kittredge St. # 104, Berkeley Ca. 94704]

Twitter @SheehanforGovCa
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Her campaign announcement was themed "The Need for Left Unity in the Age of the Two Parties of War and Wall Street"

Silk Screen Poster created by Eddie Lampkin an incredible young political poster artist from Woodland CA. His iconic poster, Monsanto is part of an exhibit put on by the Center for the Study of Political Graphics that will travel the nation for 3 years. We will be giving the posters to supporters who donate more than $ 25.00 to the campaign. More info contact Andy Conn []
Make checks made-out to: "Cindy Sheehan for Governor 2014", and p
lease write Lampkin Poster on the memo section. Send donation to  [2124 Kittredge St. # 104, Berkeley Ca. 94704]

"Peace Mom Cindy Sheehan Formally Launches Campaign for Governor Tuesday at State Capitol; Calls for EPIC (End Poverty in California) Reforms Statewide"

2013-08-27 from the campaign press office: SACRAMENTO--
Cindy Sheehan will formally announce her campaign for Governor of California at a news conference *Tuesday/August 27 at 10:15 a.m. at the State Capitol (North Steps area)*.
Ms. Sheehan said she plans to unseat incumbent Gov. Jerry Brown, and to bring California"peace, economic equality and environmental sustainability," and reforms through an EPIC (End Poverty in California) campaign.
Ms. Sheehan, whose son was killed in Iraq and has devoted her life since then to fighting for peace and social justice, is a former Vice-Presidential candidate and Congressional candidate. She outpolled the Republican candidate in her 2008 run against Rep. Nancy Pelosi, finishing second in a race with 7 candidates.
More details will be provided Tuesday. More information at [].
(Note: As part of her environment focus, Cindy will be biking to Sacramento to join supporters Tuesday. For more information about this contact the Press Office).

"Arrests Possible Tuesday When Cindy Sheehan Launches Campaign for CA Governor; Peace Mom Bikes to State Capitol"
2013-08-27 from the campaign press office:
Arrests are possible when Cindy Sheehan holds a news conference Tuesday *(10:15 a.m., North Side, State Capitol)* to announce her candidacy for Governor of California.
Ms. Sheehan has refused to obtain a permit to hold the news conference, maintaining that if Gov. Brown and other elected lawmakers can speak with media without one then she can as well.
Ms. Sheehan is biking to the press event from Davis -- part of her commitment to the environment.
Ms. Sheehan said she plans to unseat incumbent Gov. Jerry Brown, and to bring California"peace, economic equality and environmental sustainability," and reforms through an EPIC (End Poverty in California) campaign.
Ms. Sheehan, whose son was killed in Iraq and has devoted her life since then to fighting for peace and social justice, is a former Vice-Presidential candidate and Congressional candidate. She outpolled the Republican candidate in her 2008 run against Rep. Nancy Pelosi, finishing second in a race with 7 candidates.

Monday, April 21, 2014

End the Wars & Tax the Rich AND SAVE THE PLANET

Statement on Earth Day by Peace and Freedom Candidate Eugene E Ruyle, Candidate for State Assembly, 15th District []:
As we celebrate Earth Day, it is important we keep in mind just who is threatening our beautiful plant. As Dr. King might say, the biggest purveyor of pollution on this planet is our own government, specifically the U.S. military. This was made clear in a report on one of the most unreported stories of 2010 by Project Censored, which states, in part: “The US military is responsible for the most egregious and widespread pollution of the planet, yet this information and accompanying documentation goes almost entirely unreported. In spite of the evidence, the environmental impact of the US military goes largely unaddressed by environmental organizations and was not the focus of any discussions or proposed restrictions at the recent UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. This impact includes uninhibited use of fossil fuels, massive creation of greenhouse gases, and extensive release of radioactive and chemical contaminants into the air, water, and soil.“ (“US Department of Defense is the Worst Polluter on the Planet,” October 2, 2010)
World’s Worst Polluter?  The U.S. Military.

Perhaps it is time that we ask that leading environmental organizations, such as, the Sierra Club, and Greenpeace, recognize this fact and call the U.S. war machine to task. While it is essential that we continue to protest fracking, the Keystone XL Pipeline, and GMOs, we can’t let the war-mongers themselves off the hook.
But the worst environmental impact of the military is its role in maintaining the global system of corporate capitalism that puts profits before people and the planet and is destroying our Mother Earth. The Peoples of the Earth would have put an end to capitalism before now had it not been for the military invasions of places like Korea, Vietnam, Panama, Yugoslavia, Iraq, and Afghanistan as well as CIA subversion in Iran, Guatemala, Cuba, Chile, and everywhere.
Our Peace and Freedom Party was concerned about the destruction of our planet even before the first Earth Day, and our earliest platform in 1968 included a clear statement on Ecology. Our continuing concern is made clear on our latest Platform, passed in March 2014: "The same corporate forces and economic system that exploit and brutalize the world's working class people are destroying the world's biosphere. These social policies and ecological destruction often overlap. Socialism is necessary to end the ecological destruction caused by capitalism. Our goal is a society that is in harmony with nature as it is in harmony with its own people."

The Peace and Freedom Party therefore calls for:
Restore and protect air, water, land and ecosystems.
* Outlaw destructive practices such as clear cutting, fracking, mountaintop removal, tar sands extraction, and offshore drilling.
* Promote conservation and develop solar and other renewable energy to replace nuclear power and fossil fuels.
* End environmental racism: no toxic dumping in anyone's back yard.
* Massive development of public transportation available free or at nominal fares.
* Promote an environmentally sound agricultural system which meets human needs and protects farm workers' labor rights and standard of living.
* No genetically engineered organisms in food production.

The date of the first Earth Day, April 22, was chosen because it coincided, approximately, with the Spring Equinox, long a time of celebration of the powers of our Mother Earth. It is no doubt purely a coincidence that it also coincided with the 100 anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Lenin, a National Holiday in the Soviet Union. Perhaps this is why the FBI sent its agents to spy on Earth Day activities around the nation in 1070. Perhaps also it is time to make Earth Day a subversive idea once again and realize that organizations such as NASA, Wells Fargo, Southwest Airlines, Reagan Wireless, and Chevrolet are no friends of the environment, even though they sponsor Earth Day.
And it is definitely time we make the rich and their corporations pay for the destruction they have caused to our planet and the people on it. That’s why our slogan on Earth Day should be: “End the Wars and Tax the Rich AND SAVE THE PLANET!”

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Emidio “Mimi” Soltysik for the 62nd Assembly District

Voters in California's 62nd District will have a socialist choice in the June Primary Election!
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UCLA Government and Community Relations and Loyola Marymount University Government Relations wish to invite you to participate in a 62nd Assembly District Candidate Forum to be held Wednesday, April 30, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The forum will take place in University Hall on the campus of Loyola Marymount University (LMU), located at 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045.
The purpose of this forum is to provide local residents and voters with the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the candidates for the upcoming 62nd Assembly District election and to help them determine who best represents their needs and interests.  It will also allow candidates to communicate to voters why they are the best-qualified to represent them in the California State Assembly.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Peace and Freedom EPIC Campaign update

March 7th was the final day that any candidate for the California 2014 Open Primary in June could declare as a candidate and my campaign met that deadline.
These are the requirements for Governor of the California Constitution, which I have fulfilled:
A.  Be a U.S. citizen. Cal. Const., art. V, §§ 21 & 9
B.  Be a registered voter and otherwise qualified to vote for that office at the time that nomination papers are issued to the person. § 2012
C.  Not have been convicted of a felony involving accepting or giving, or offering to give, any bribe, the embezzlement of public money, extortion or theft of public money, perjury, or conspiracy to commit any of those crimes. § 20
D. Not have served two terms in the office sought since November 6, 1990. Cal. Const., art. V, §§ 2 & 11

But with the passage of the so-called Top Two Primary here in California in 2010, there was an additional and very heavy burden put on candidates of all political parties, and potential candidates with no party affiliation: to qualify for any office (besides POTUS which is exempt), each candidate has to pay a filing fee of 1% of the first year’s salary of the office that he/she is seeking, or get 10,000 signatures in lieu of the filing fee.
For example, in my case, rounding up, the first year salary for the Gov. of California is an incredible and immoral (public servant, my eye) $350k per year! So, that means that I had to pay almost $3500 for the filing fee, or try to get 10k signatures. Each signature is “worth” 35 cents.
This new requirement puts a horrible onus on grassroots campaigns and effectively eliminates many otherwise qualified and good candidates from even trying to run for office here in the Golden (for the Democrats and Republicans) State.
The incumbent Jerry Brown (D apparently, but R realistically) has already raised over 17 million for his re-election campaign, so he can, without blinking an eye, walk into his County Registrar’s office and deliver a check for the entire amount for the filing fee (democracy?). Most campaigns of the establishment parties can also do that. We who challenge the corruption of the status quo don’t have that “luxury.”
The voters of California passed Proposition 14 in 2010 and we fought against it then and we struggle against it now. Instead of the hype that it would “increase participation” it is predictably killing it.
For my own race, there are 20 candidates running for Governor in the primary and only the top two vote getters will advance to November. There’s a candidate with 17 million in his campaign account right now and one of the Republican candidates Neel Kashkari is a former Goldman-Sachs executive! Jerry Brown is a multi-millionaire also and our “democracy” should not be stacked in favor of the wealthy and against candidates like me who struggle and sacrifice to truly make a difference!
Saturday, March 8th was our first day of campaigning as an official candidate and, although it was long and hot, it was very successful and invigorating.
I have to give some more background before I continue: I was a registered Democrat until 2007 when I feel that the Party used me specifically and the energy of the anti-Bush; anti-Iraq War movements to get a majority in the House of Representatives, then repeatedly stabbed us in the backs! I publicly left the Party and that’s when the concentrated attacks by Democratic Party hacks joined the concentrated attacks of Republican Party hacks against me.
I then ran for Congress in San Francisco against Nancy Pelosi (D-1%) and subsequently subjected myself to the most humiliating rudeness from the “liberals” that live there. I ended up coming in second with a respectable 50k votes, but I will never forget how mean many of the Democrats were to me.

When my campaign heard about the California State Democratic Party holding its convention (DSC) in Los Angeles from March 7th to the 9th, even though I had a commitment to be in San Francisco in the evening on the 8th, we thought it would be very important to have a presence there at the L.A. Convention Center. We were positive that most of the 3rd party campaigns (and some Republicans) would also be out to show that there are alternatives.
However, Cindy Sheehan for California Governor was the only other campaign there and the only other protest was an anti-fracking protest. Many of the
ANOTHER DEMOCRAT AGAINST FRACKING” protesters sauntered surreptitiously over to our area to inform us that they would be voting for me instead of Brown. We probably had about 30 convention attendees tell us that, as well. The DSC wasn’t the only thing that was happening that day and we were able to do some amazing outreach with the dozen, or so, volunteers that joined us.
With all my past bad experiences with Democrats, I was leery of attending this event, but was so pleased with the positive responses to my campaign and seeing some old friends that I am very glad we took the time and expense to be there.
After the protest at the DSC, I was taken to the airport and flew to San Francisco to what I knew would be a wonderful time kicking off the Vote Socialist Campaign with two of my fellow Peace and Freedom Party candidates: Nathalie Hrizi (Insurance Commissioner) and Frank Lara (running for Congress in SF against Nancy Pelosi).

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Peace and Freedom Party campaign kickoff (with our allies, the PSL)!

Cindy Sheehan for Governor of California!
Nathalie Hrizi for California State Insurance Commissioner!
Frank Lara for Congress 12th District, San Francisco!

Campaign Kick-Off
Sat. March 8, 6:30-10pm
at 2969 Mission St., near 26th St., SF
Join us on the evening of International Women’s Day for a campaign kick-off event for three activists who have been deeply involved in the people’s movement. The event will feature music, poetry, food and drinks, and discussion about the key issues confronting the people of California, the country and the world today.
Frank Lara is running against long-time establishment political leader Nancy Pelosi in San Francisco’s 12th District. []

Cindy Sheehan is running for Governor on an EPIC – End Poverty In California – Platform. []

Nathalie Hrizi is running for State Insurance Commissioner on a program of Healthcare for All – Abolish the Insurance Companies!

All three have been active the struggles against endless war, racist police brutality, attacks on working people and for women’s rights, LGBTQ equality, immigrants rights and jobs, housing, healthcare and education for all.
Cindy Sheehan, Nathalie Hrizi and Frank Lara have all been endorsed by the Peace and Freedom Party and the Party for Socialism and Liberation, as well as other organizations.
The Party for Socialism and Liberation is a member organization of the ANSWER Coalition.
More info: Facebook Event page [], 415-821-6171 or

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Join us in Santa Cruz for Cindy Sheehen, and her EPIC Campaign for Governor

Please Join Cindy Sheehan, Mark Levy, and Mystic Truebudoors
in Celebrating Her EPIC Campaign for Governor
* End Poverty in California
* Eliminate the Prison Industrial Complex
* Empower People Instead of Corporations
7 P.M. Thursday, February 13th
at the Resource Center for Nonviolence [612 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz]
Sponsored by Santa Cruz Peace & Freedom Party
Contact:  688-8692

Cindy Sheehan, aged 56, is an internationally renowned peace and social justice activist.
Sheehan’s oldest son Casey was killed in Iraq on April 04, 2004 and many came to know about her and her work when she set up a peace camp near the faux-ranch of then president George W. Bush in Crawford, TX in the summer of 2005.
Since then, Cindy Sheehan, has traveled the world working with fellow activists demanding peace and working with others to help create a world that is peaceful and more economically secure and equal.
Cindy Sheehan is a native Californian who was raised in a California where education was excellent and other social safety nets were not as small and filled with holes so big, millions of Californians fall through while the rich and corporations keep exploiting more of this state's wealth and resources.
Sheehan majored in California History at UCLA and envisions a state that leads the world in peace, economic stability and equality, environmental sustainability and delivering high-quality public education from pre-K through university. She knows it can be done because it has been done before.
Cindy Sheehan has published seven books, been arrested for peace about 21 times, is currently a resident of Vacaville, CA and the mother of three surviving children and four grandchildren who are her love and her inspiration.