Gloria La Riva designated presumptive Peace & Freedom Party presidential nominee

Gloria La Riva has been designated by the Peace and Freedom Party State Executive Committee as the “presumptive nominee” of the party for President of the United States.

While the formal nomination decision will not be made until the newly-elected State Central Committee convenes on August 1st, the Executive Committee acted after surveying the incoming SCC members and finding that the overwhelming majority intended to nominate La Riva, who received just over two-thirds of the votes of party members in the March presidential preference primary.

The State Executive Committee action authorizes the use of the party’s name and logo by the La Riva campaign and requires the relevant party committees to incorporate the promotion of the La Riva presidential campaign into their work.

La Riva’s vice-presidential running mate is the unjustly imprisoned Native American leader Leonard Peltier. One of the longest held political prisoners in the world, Peltier has been incarcerated for 44 years on false charges. His real “crime” in the eyes of the state was defending his people. Peltier was the 2004 presidential candidate of the Peace and Freedom Party.

Full Post @ Peace & Freedom Party http://peaceandfreedom.org/home/national/campaign/election-2020/candidates/howie-hawkins-2020/1581-gloria-la-riva-presumptive-nominee-pfp

2 thoughts on “Gloria La Riva designated presumptive Peace & Freedom Party presidential nominee

  1. Gene Berkman Post author

    Gloria LaRiva decisively defeated Howie Hawkins in the Peace & Freedom Party primary. As was the case in 2016, Gloria LaRiva also has the nomination of the Vermont Liberty Union Party.

    In 2016 Gloria LaRiva won74,392 votes – the third highest vote total for a Marxist Leninist candidate for President. In 1932 Communist Party candidate William Z Foster received 102,221 votes. In 1976 Peter Camejo running on the Socialist Workers Party ticket received 91,314 votes.

    The decision of the PFP and the Vermont LUP to back Gloria La Riva will prevent Howie Hawkins from consolidating his Green/Left coalition.

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