As posted at http://peaceandfreedom.org/home/:
Peace and Freedom Party Candidates
All of the Peace and Freedom candidates have pages on our campaign website. Most also have their own campaign websites (and more will have them soon). Links to both are provided here.
- Statewide Offices
Board of Equalization
Governor: Carlos Alvarez — Website — Campaign page
Lt. Governor: C.T. Weber — Website — Campaign page
Secretary of State: Marylou Cabral — Website — Campaign page
State Controller: Karen Martinez — Campaign page
State Treasurer: Debra L. Reiger — Website — Campaign page
Attorney General: Robert J. Evans — Campaign page
Insurance Commissioner: Dina Josephine Padilla — Website — Campaign page
- U.S. House
3rd District: Mike Roskey — Campaign page
5th District: Gerald Allen “Jerry” Frink — Campaign page
6th District: Eugene E. Ruyle — Website — Campaign page
8th District: Gloria La Riva — Website — Campaign page
9th District: Larry Allen — Campaign page
30th District: Richard R. Castaldo — Website — Campaign page
50th District: Miriam E. Clark — Campaign page
- State Senate
- State Assembly
1st District: Sherill Borg — Campaign page
2nd District: Toby Mitchell-Sawyer — Campaign page
3rd District: Mary Lou Finley — Campaign page
4th District: Nancy Lawrence — Campaign page
Here is a summary of our positions on the ten statewide propositions on the November 2, 2010 ballot. Note: we have taken positions on five of the ten, and will take positions on the rest at the July 31 state convention in San Francisco. Click on a proposition to see our analysis.
Proposition 18: Water bonds – NO
Proposition 19: Legalizes marijuana – YES
Proposition 20: Congressional redistricting – under consideration
Proposition 21: Vehicle license fee – under consideration
Proposition 22: Transportation & local government funding – under consideration
Proposition 23: Suspends pollution controls – NO
Proposition 24: Repeals business tax breaks – YES
Proposition 25: Majority vote on budgets – under consideration
Proposition 26: Two-thirds vote on fees – NO
Proposition 27: Repeals redistricting commission – under consideration
This is the Peace and Freedom Party’s statement in the 2010 statewide 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:
* Bringing all troops home now.
* Ending all discrimination.
* Full rights for immigrants.
* Free health care for everyone.
* Good services for disabled people.
* Restoring and protecting the environment.
* Real democracy and fair political representation.
* Free education for all from preschool through the university.
* Decent jobs and full labor rights for all.
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 speak up for your own needs, the candidates of the Peace and Freedom Party.