Presentation on theme: "Peace & Freedom Party Michael Segovia Jeff Calvao Max Nagelmann Chris Hamburger."— Presentation transcript:
Peace & Freedom Party Michael Segovia Jeff Calvao Max Nagelmann Chris Hamburger
“Peace in Iraq, Justice in The U.S.” San Francisco – March 21, 2009. Peace and Freedom Party contingent.
History The Peace and Freedom Party is a ballot-listed minor political party Founded June 23, 1967 Party name was created by David Kolodney Peace and freedom party expanded due to unhappiness with Democratic Party’s support for the war in Vietnam Democratic Party’s failure to support the civil rights movement added to the peace and freedom party popularity.
Political Leaders The Peace and Freedom Party endorsed Ralph Nader for President in the 2008 U.S. Presidential election Matt Gonzalez (above) ran for vice president as the running mate of candidate Ralph Nader (right).
Platform Education Taxes Energy / Environment Foreign Policy Women Healthcare Other Issues
Education Integrated and democratically-run schools Multi-lingual and multi-cultural education at all levels A federal law requiring and funding equal average per-pupil expenditures by every public school district Tuition-free higher education to all Restore cutbacks in public education and library services No school voucher schemes
Taxes Remove property taxes on modest owner- occupied homes Repeal the sales tax Restore the renters’ credit tax Tax unearned income at a higher rate than earned income Eliminate/reverse income tax on low and moderate income families Re-enact California's unitary tax on multi- national corporations. Tax the business activities of churches on the same basis as other organizations.
Energy/Environment Create public open spaces in all communities Tighter regulation of pesticides, herbicides, industrial wastes, genetically modified foods to protect human food Multi-source energy system (solar technology and non polluting energy sources) Protect species habitat Free public transportation International trade agreements to protect the environment in all participating countries End environmental racism
Foreign Policy No U.S. intervention anywhere Renounce nuclear first strike, to take the first steps toward global disarmament Stop all U.S. arms exports and trade Dissolve all military pacts Convert from military to peaceful production Abolish the Selective Service System No weapons in space
Women Adoption of an equal rights amendment Equal pay for equal work, work of comparable worth Enforce non-discrimination in hiring Free abortion on demand! Along with no forced abortions or sterilizations Safe prenatal care End violence against women
Health Care Free, high quality health care for everyone Eliminate for-profit health care Medical facilities to provide services and education in low-income neighborhoods More research into diseases and disorders caused by man-made substances Special attention to preventing epidemics of communicable diseases, such as AIDS
Other Issues Socialism will make production meet the human need Scientific and technological is needed to benefit ordinary people Solar Panels
Other Issues continued Legalize marijuana, decriminalize drug use, and make substance abuse treatment freely available. End homelessness
Peace and Freedom Party in Power Working class would have greater representation Cooperation replaces competition http://peaceandfreedom.org/home/index.php/contact-us