Category: Campaign Events

PFP Candidates La Riva/Banks Conclude Historic Campaign

An earlier version of this article appeared at on December 8.

Thank you to everyone who supported the Gloria La Riva for President 2016 Campaign! The 2016 Presidential and VP candidates of the Peace and Freedom Party, Gloria La Riva and Dennis Banks waged a dynamic campaign for the socialist movement. They received 66,101 votes in California, the second most of any presidential ticket in the PFP’s nearly 50 year history.

The campaign, under the banner “For the Earth and people to live, capitalism must end,” reached millions of people across the country with the message that we need a new, socialist system.

Trump is President-Elect — What Now?, November 20 in San Jose

Join presidential candidate Gloria La Riva at a post-election forum in San Jose on November 20.

When: Sunday, November 20 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: San Jose Peace and Justice Center, 48 S 7th St, San Jose ( MAP )
What: post-election public forum
Sponsor: Santa Clara County Peace and Freedom Party
Contact: call 408-829-9506
Cost: $3-5 donation requested ($7-10 food included), no one turned away for lack of funds

La Riva campaign rally, November 4 in San Francisco

La Riva campaign rally, November 4 in San Francisco

On November 4, join the La Riva for President campaign for a community speak-out on our “Vote Socialist” campaign. La Riva and supporters will speak about her campaign platform and the need to continue building the movement for socialism beyond November 8.

When: Friday, November 4 at 6:00pm
Where: 24th and Mission, San Francisco ( MAP )
What: campaign rally
Sponsor: Party for Socialism and Liberation
Contact: call 415-821-6171 or visit Facebook event page

Gloria La Riva 4 President LA Tour, October 29-30

Peace and Freedom Party presidential candidate Gloria La Riva will campaign in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30.

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When: begins Saturday, October 29 at 10:00am (see itinerary below)
Where: Crenshaw Fzrmer’s Market, 3650 MLK Blvd, Los Angeles ( MAP )

When: begins Sunday, October 30 at 10:00am (see itinerary below)
Where: MacArthur Park, Los Angeles ( MAP )

What: Campaign appearances and outreach
Sponsor: Party for Socialism and Liberation
Contact: Facebook event page

Native leader and Vice-presidential candidate Dennis Banks campaigns in CA

This report first appeared at on October 8, 2016.

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Gloria La Riva and Dennis Banks

Banks is on the ballot as the U.S. Vice-Presidential candidate for the Peace and Freedom Party in California, and in Iowa, New Mexico and Colorado for the Party for Socialism and Liberation.

Dennis Banks, co-founder of the American Indian Movement and Vice-Presidential candidate recently visited California to promote the campaign and speak out in solidarity with Native and working-class struggles.

La Riva & Banks San Quentin Press Conference, October 1

This announcement originally appeared at on September 30, 2016.

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“The death penalty is an abomination and we call for its immediate abolition” says Presidential candidate Gloria La Riva. “We urge the people of California to vote yes on proposition 62, and no on proposition 66. It is a crucial step to not only end this cruel and unusual punishment in California, it will also have a profound effect across the United States.”

La Riva and Banks will hold a press conference in front of San Quentin State Prison with her Vice Presidential running mate Dennis Banks, on Saturday, Oct. 1, 10 am.

Gloria La Riva for President office to open in Sacramento

This announcement originally appeared at glorialariva4president. on September 22.

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Activists backing Gloria La Riva for President have just announced the grand opening of the Central Valley campaign headquarters in Sacramento!

“This is a huge and exciting development” said the presidential candidate La Riva. “The headquarters will be used as a base to get out the vote, register people and mobilize a revolutionary socialist movement.”