Statement of Purpose

The Peace and Freedom Party’s statement of purpose for the June 7, 2016 Presidential primary election, as posted by the Secretary of State. At some elections (but not this one), these statements are included in the Voter Information Guide mailed to all voters.

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 created by workers, to pay for society’s needs.

We favor:

Social justice & equality: *Free universal health care for all. *Decent jobs and labor rights for all. *Free education for everyone, preschool through university. *Ending all discrimination. *Comprehensive services for disabled people. *Marriage equality. *Full rights for immigrants.

Justice reform: *Abolishing the death penalty. *Stopping police abuse and prison torture.

Peace: *Bringing the troops home now. *Ending drone attacks.

Environment: *Reversing climate change. *Restoring and protecting the environment.

Legislative: *Repealing California’s “top two” election law, restoring voters’ choices in the general elections. * Legalizing marijuana.

While capitalism puts the wealthy first we will continue to suffer war, police brutality, low wages, unsafe workplaces, and pollution. We advocate socialism, the ownership and democratic control of the economy by working people. By joining together to take back our industries and natural resources, we can make progress for the common good.

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