Posted on February 7, 2011 by the Website Workers Council
Our campaign website is at peaceandfreedom2012.org. This article is a summary. (Note: an earlier version of this article misspelled Lee Chauser's name. We regret the error.)
All four announced candidates for the Peace and Freedom nomination for President have been nominated by other parties. These affiliations are noted for identification only. The State Central Committee has not taken a position for or against any of the candidates in the Presidential primary. Listed in alphabetical order.
- Stewart Alexander, nominee of the Socialist Party U.S.A. - candidate website
- Ross C. "Rocky" Anderson, nominee of the Justice Party -- candidate website
- Stephen Durham, nominee of the Freedom Socialist Party -- candidate website
- Peta Lindsay, nominee of the Party for Socialilsm and Liberation -- candidate website
The results of the primary are not binding on the nominating convention, which will be held on August 4 and 5 in Southern California. Delegates to the convention will be the new members of the county central committees elected at the same time (see below).
California State Offices
The following candidates have qualified for the ballot and give the Peace and Freedom Party as their affiliation. Candidates endorsed by the Peace and Freedom Party are denoted by an asterisk (*).
- U.S. Senate
- U.S. House of Representatives
34th District: Howard Johnson*
- State Senate
- State Assembly
9th District: C. T. Weber*
County Central Committees
The Peace and Freedom Party is governed by its State Central Committee (SCC) and County Central Committees (CCCs). Central committee members are elected in the direct primary election in even numbered years. Any Peace and Freedom registrant is eligible to run. Members elected in the primary election are elected to the SCC and their county CCC simultaneously.
Statewide Ballot Measures
There are two propositions on the June 5 ballot. The Peace and Freedom Party will take positions on these proposals at the April State Central Committee meeting.
Proposition 28 Initiative Constitutional Amendment -- Limits on Legislators' Terms in Office.
Reduces the total amount of time a person may serve in the state legislature from 14 years to 12 years. Allows a person to serve a total of 12 years either in the Assembly, the Senate, or a combination of both. Applies only to legislators first elected after the measure is passed. Provides that legislators elected before the measure is passed continue to be subject to existing term limits. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: No direct fiscal effect on state or local governments. (09-0048) (Full Text)
Proposition 29 Initiative Statute -- Imposes Additional Tax on Cigarettes for Cancer Research.
Imposes additional five cent tax on each cigarette distributed ($1.00 per pack), and an equivalent tax increase on other tobacco products, to fund cancer research and other specified purposes. Requires tax revenues be deposited into a special fund to finance research and research facilities focused on detecting, preventing, treating, and curing cancer, heart disease, emphysema, and other tobacco-related diseases, and to finance prevention programs. Creates nine-member committee charged with administering the fund. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Increase in new cigarette tax revenues of about $855 million annually by 2011- 12, declining slightly annually thereafter, for various health research and tobacco-related programs. Increase of about $45 million annually to existing health, natural resources, and research programs funded by existing tobacco taxes. Increase in state and local sales taxes of about $32 million annually. (09-0097.) (Full Text)