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California's Feminist Socialist Political Party

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Presidential Candidates Forum August 12 in Sacramento

Posted on August 4, 2016 by the Webmaster

On the eve of the 2016 presidential nominating convention, the candidates for the Peace and Freedom Party's presidential nomination will participate in a public forum at the Hawthorn Suites in Sacramento. Speakers are

When: Friday, August 12 at 7:00pm
Where: Sutter Room, Hawthorn Suites, 321 Bercut Drive, Sacramento ( MAP )
What: Public forum for presidential candidates
Sponsor: Peace and Freedom Party State Central Committee
Contact: click here
Cost: free, donations encouraged


Rally for Equal Justice in Sacramento on August 18

Posted on August 8, 2016 by the Webmaster

Statement by Debra Reiger, State Chair of the Peace and Freedom Party, issued on August 8, 2016.

The Peace and Freedom Party endorses and supports the "Equal Justice" rally at the Governor's Mansion in Sacramento from 9 am to 2 pm on August 18, 2016. Further, the Peace and Freedom Party endorses the principal demand of the rally, that the Legislature and the Governor repeal the so-called "Peace Officers Bill of Rights," that requires the concealment of information needed in the analysis of shootings by members of police forces.

For further information, see EIN News article.


2016 Presidential Nominating Convention

Posted on August 4, 2016 by the Webmaster


August 4, 2016

Contact information:
Debra Reiger, Peace and Freedom Party State Chairperson (916) 698-8131
Marsha Feinland, Presidential Candidate Liaison (863) 517-2517

Peace and Freedom Party Presidential Nominating Convention
August 12-13 in Sacramento; All-Woman Contest is U.S. Political First

SACRAMENTO, Ca. – The Peace and Freedom Party of California is holding its Presidential nominating convention Aug. 12-13 here – and for the first time in U.S. political history a party with more than one declared candidate for its Presidential nomination will have an all-woman contest.


Re-register Peace and Freedom!

Posted on June 12, 2016 by the Webmaster

If you registered out of the Peace and Freedom Party in order to vote for Bernie Sanders, now is the time to register back into the party. If you have never been registered Peace and Freedom, now is the time to join.

The Peace and Freedom Party has long advocated many of the things Bernie Sanders brought to the fore during his primary campaign. Things like tuitionfree college and university education, free healthcare, and housing for all are things we, as a party of the working class, support.

The Peace and Freedom Party is a ballot-status socialist, feminist party, the only ballotstatus socialist party in California. If you consider yourself a socialist you belong in the Peace and Freedom Party. Register today!

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Trump Wins the Nomination and Still Is a Loser

By Roger D. Harris

Posted on August 4, 2016 by the Communications Committee

This article first appeared at Dissident Voice on July 22.

With Friends Like His, Trump Doesn’t Need Enemies

The nation’s highest ranking Republican and current Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, is "one of the leading Trump-sceptics." Trump’s former Republican rival Gov. Kasich of Ohio declined to immediately endorse him, and his main rival Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has yet to endorse him.

Former Trump opponents Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky are now tepid Trump supporters, but not before commenting (respectively) that Trump is a "cancer on conservatism," "painfully naïve," and "a delusional narcissist and an orange-faced windbag".

With friends like that, Trump doesn’t need enemies. But unfortunately for the immodest billionaire he has plenty of them on the Republican side of the isle. GOP luminaries, who now find themselves in the "never Trump" camp include 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney who accuses Trump of "trickle-down racism." The Bush bunch – Jeb, W, and HW – have washed their hands of the Trumpster.


Bernie Bird Comes Home to Roost

By Roger D. Harris

Posted on August 4, 2016 by the Communications Committee

This article is the eighth to appear in The Sanders Campaign: A Symposium. It first appeared at Dissident Voice on July 13.

With Bernie Sanders’ endorsement of Hillary Clinton two weeks before the Democratic National Convention, his pledge to “take the fight to the convention floor” is passé.

Berning Man

The Sanders campaign was hatched in talk show host Bill Press’ living room based on two premises: raise issues and do no harm to the Democratic Party. Press, a former chair of the California Democratic Party and author of Buyer's Remorse: How Obama Let Progressives Down, recalls (pers. com.) they had no idea how popular the campaign would be and no illusions of winning.

How successful has Sanders been in raising the critical class issue of accelerating inequality in the US now that the formerGoldwater Girl made-over to be an ersatz progressive is the Democratic nominee? During the bait phase of the bait-and-switch primary campaign, Sanders electrified whole stadiums with "the economy is rigged, the system is rigged, the Democratic Party is rigged." These were fighting words that mobilized new constituencies of mostly young people.


Statement on Oaxaca Teachers

Posted on July 17, 2016 by the State Executive Committee

The Peace and Freedom Party State Executive Committee adopted the following resolution on July 2, 2016 meeting.

The Peace and Freedom Party condemns the brutal repression on June 19, 2016 against striking teachers in Oaxaca, Mexico. Federal, state and local police fired on unarmed, nonviolent demonstrators, killing at several teachers and students and wounding many more.


The following excerpts from a June 21 report by the Alliance for Global Justice illustrate the gravity of the situation and the complicity of the United States in promoting and enabling the repression by the Mexican government:

... the dead include 10 in Nochixtlan, one in Hacienda Blanca and one in Juchitán. Many persons have been wounded and at least 23 persons disappeared. Witnesses report that wounded protesters and civillians were being turned away from the hospital at Nochixtlan, only police officers being admitted.

Even before the fatal repression of June 19, 2016, widespread and indiscriminate arrests were among the tactics being used to try to break the the teachers union. Detentions include the capture of the two top leaders of Oaxaca's Section 22 of the National Coordinator of Education Workers (CNTE)... [who] were arrested on June12th and promptly flown far away to the new federal penitentiary. ... This prison, built with funding from the United States government and with US training and accreditation, is Mexico's first privately managed, for-profit prison.

The Sanders Campaign: A Symposium

Posted on September 26, 2015 by the Communications Committee

The Presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders has drawn record crowds and electrified many left/progressives, but we need to ask some hard questions. Is it enough to "feel the Bern?" Or do we need to build a movement that will last beyond 2016 and transform America and the world?

In this symposium, writers from different political perspectives join writers from the Peace and Freedom Party to discuss these and other questions raised by the Sanders campaign. All contributions are signed articles that reflect the opinions of their authors and not necessarily the positions of the Peace and Freedom Party.

The articles posted so far are (or click here for all of the articles together on one page):

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 August 2016 16:02

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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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Peace and Freedom Party
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PFP Reg Drive
PO Box 22234
Sacramento CA 95822

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In California, voter registration is very important to political parties. The very existence of a political party as "ballot-qualified" is determined by the number of votes its statewide candidates receive or by the number of voters registered with the party. As the only feminist socialist political party on the California ballot, it is imperative that the Peace and Freedom Party continues as a qualified party. Quite simply, the Peace and Freedom Party will not be able to provide Californians with candidates that will represent us unless we register and vote Peace and Freedom.

For more information about registering to vote in California, you can visit the Secretary of State's website.