Friday, September 6, 2013

Support Peace and Freedom on the ballot

Brothers and sisters,
The Peace and Freedom Party's voter registration drive needs more money!  Even if you can only give a few dollars, please see if you can make a donation today. 
A very large percentage of people who register to vote, and are told about the Peace and Freedom Party and our total dedication to the needs of working people, are willing to register as Peace and Freedom Party voters.  The only problem is, someone has to ask them.  Every penny of the money in our registration fund goes to  register voters, none is used for administrative expenses or fund-raising expenses.  Please help us make our goal of 105,000 Peace and Freedom Party voters in California by late 2014.  Please help secure your right to vote for candidates other than corporate-controlled  Republicans and Democrats in California.  Help us retain our ballot status, and help us keep fighting for the rights and needs of working people. 
Please spread this message to your friends. We appreciate any support you can provide. Thank you!      
- [signed] Kevin Akin, State Chair, Peace and Freedom Party

Checks made out to “PFP Registration Drive” should be mailed to:
PFP Reg Drive, PO Box 22234, Sacramento CA 95822,
or you may donate on-line at: [].

Message from Peace and Freedom Party Registration and Organizing Committee:
The 2012 elections brought us more of the same: war and oppression abroad, austerity and repression at home. Across the nation progressive community activists are responding by working at the local level to effect the change we’ve learned not to expect from our elected representatives. A Gallup poll shows that over half of voting age Americans want a third political party.
The Peace and Freedom Party was born of the anti-war and civil rights movements in the 1960s. We have run candidates who have supported reductions in the military budget, single payer healthcare, full employment, and free education as a right. Our activists build local clout and awareness on these issues and more, connecting the peoples movements to electoral politics without knuckling under to the super-rich who control both big parties.
Peace and Freedom is again going national. We are now a ballot qualified party in Florida as well as California, and working toward ballot qualification in several other states, and we are building a national organizing committee.
Due to changes in election law, the Peace and Freedom Party must sharply increase our voter registration numbers from approximately 62,000 registrants to about 105,000 registrants by the end of 2014 in order to stay on the ballot in California. We will do it, but it is a difficult and costly process, and we anticipate raising and spending about 85 thousand dollars on it. If you care about having a voice for peace and economic justice on the ballot, we urge you to help in the following ways:
Register to vote as “Peace and Freedom Party” if you live in California by filling out a new voter registration form, either by picking one up at a library, DMV office, or Registrar of Voters office, or by registering online at: It would also be very helpful for you to encourage supportive friends and family to register Peace and Freedom. (In California today, you may vote for candidates of any party in both primary and general elections regardless of the party in which you are registered.)
Donate to the Peace and Freedom Party Registration Drive, no matter where you live. Your donation enables Peace and Freedom to train teams of youth organizers throughout California to register Peace and Freedom Party voters. Please join in enabling a new generation of progressive activists to secure a ballot alternative that reflects their ideals, addresses their concerns and champions their future.
Please spread this message to your friends. We appreciate any support you can provide. Thank you!
Yours for peace and freedom, Cindy Sheehan
(Organizations listed for identification purposes only.)
* Gerald Horne, PhD, JD, University of Houston   
* John Reiger, President, Veterans for Peace, Sacramento Chapter
* Gloria La Riva, President, Typographical Sector, CWA Local 39521   
* Mike Roskey, SEIU Local 1000, District Labor Council 767, President
* Alice Stek, MD, University of Southern California School of Medicine   
* Kevin Akin, California State Chair, Peace and Freedom Party
* Paul Krassner, Satirist and publisher   
* Kathleen Williams, Attorney at law
* John Fugelsang, Host of “Viewpoint” on Current TV   
* Scott Camil, President, Veterans for Peace, Gainesville Chapter

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