Support the Peace and Freedom Party

Support the Peace and Freedom Party

California's socialist and feminist political party urges you to: Register to vote with the Peace and Freedom Party Become a supporting membe...

Claudia De la Cruz recognized as presumptive PFP POTUS nominee

Claudia De la Cruz recognized as presumptive PFP POTUS nominee

On April 22, 2024, The Peace and Freedom Party State Executive Committee voted to recognize Claudia De la Cruz as the Party’s “presumptive nominee...

Final results for Left Unity candidates in 2024 primary

Final results for Left Unity candidates in 2024 primary

The seven members of the Left Unity Slate, candidates for Congress and Assembly from the Peace & Freedom Party and the Green Party, now know t...

PFP Positions on Legislation, 2023-2024

PFP Positions on Legislation, 2023-2024

The Peace and Freedom Party has taken/will be taking positions for or against a number of bills in the 2023-2024 session of the California legisla...

Peace & Freedom Party wants you!

Peace & Freedom Party wants you!

Do you want to become an active member of the Peace and Freedom Party? Did you miss the chance to run for PFP Central Committee in the March 3, 20...

Sign up for the PFP Inform List!

Sign up for the PFP Inform List!

A new e-mail list is being established by the Peace and Freedom Party to supply information on party activities and positions to interested people...

Transgender rights vs. the forces of fascism

Transgender rights vs. the forces of fascism

The following is a transcript of the talk given by Cassandra Devereaux at the June 3rd edition of the weekly Suds, Snacks & Socialism forum. ...

Are We the Baddies?

Are We the Baddies?

As an American Jew, I was brought up with Zionism as the “of course” way of thinking. “Of course” the Jewish people need a state of our own becaus...

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Welcome to the Peace and Freedom Party’s FAQs page. If you have questions about the PFP, its organization, its platform and/or its stands on certa...

Do the math! (or, Why you should vote third-party in California*)

Do the math! (or, Why you should vote third-party in California*)

If you’re a registered to vote as a member of Peace & Freedom Party, the Green Party or any third party, you likely have experienced some comb...

PFP chair: TikTok hearings show Democrats, Republicans agree on fear, protectionism

PFP chair: TikTok hearings show Democrats, Republicans agree on fear, protectionism

If any US citizens still believe that the two corporate political parties are working in the best interests and rights of the people, the current ...

On NATO expansion and funding war in Ukraine

On NATO expansion and funding war in Ukraine

On January 12, Sacramento played host to the NATO Expansion – NO! Peace in Ukraine – Yes! Community Forum co-sponsored by Peace Action, the Labor ...

Elections & Campaigns

04-Jul-2024 By DavidL

Final results for Left Unity candidates in 2024 primary

The seven members of the Left Unity Slate, candidates for Congress and Assembly from the Peace & Freedom Party and the Green Party, now know their final vote totals from the March primary election.  One of our candidates came close to making the November runo

Legislation

22-Mar-2023

PFP Positions on Legislation, 2023-2024

The Peace and Freedom Party has taken/will be taking positions for or against a number of bills in the 2023-2024 session of the California legislature; the party is also watching the progression of several other bills

Read more

The Peace and Freedom Party has taken positions for or against a number of bills in the 2017-2018 session of the California legislature. This article lists our current positions with links to relevant documents.

AB 14 (Gomez and Levine)- California Disclose Act - Support

AB 14 would help voters by requiring that the top three contributors of $50,000 or more must clearly identify themselves in their print and visual advertisements and the top two advertisers in audio ads. These ads must show true funders rather than misleading names.

Documents

Status as of July 6: in theAssembly Elections and Redistricting Committee.

AB 20 (Kalra) - CalPERS and Cal STIRS divestment from Dakota Access Pipeline - Support

AB 20 would require the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) and State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTIRS) to take tribal sovereignty and indigenous tribal rights into account when choosing investments. The context is the Dakota Access Pipeline and investments in businesses involved in constructing and operating it.

Documents

Status as of June 14: passed the Assembly, in Senate Public Employment and Retirement Committee.

AB 469 (Cooper) - Reduces time to collect signatures in lieu of filing fees - No position

AB 469 reduces the number of days to collect the huge number of signatures in lieu of filing fees required to run for office, and it eliminates supplemental signatures in lieu of filing fees.It also reduces the total number of signatures needed, but not by enough to compensate for the reduced time available. This makes it more difficult for candidates, especially poor and working class candidates, to participate in the electoral process.

On September 1, this bill was amended to partially restore the number of days available for signature collection, making that process slightly more feasible than under current law. As a result, PFP withdrew its original opposition to the bill. But even with this bill, the number of signatures is still to high.

Documents

Status as of September 18: passed both houses and sent to the Governor.

AB 1506 (Bloom, Chiu and Bonta) - Repeal Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act - Support

The 1995 Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act. Costa-Hawkins required (1) that any local rent control ordinance include "vacancy decontrol", so that rent increases during a tenancy could be regulated, but once a unit became vacant, there could be no limit on what rent a landlord could charge new tenants; (2) that all local rent control ordinances exempt single-family homes and all condominium units from their provisions; (3) that all local rent control ordinances permanently exempt all new construction. AB 1506 would repeal this legislation. See also SB 277 below.

Documents

Status as of March 16: in the Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development.

AB 1632 (Dababneh) - Write-in candidates - Oppose

AB 1632 would require write-in candidates in Top Two elections for so-called "voter nominated" offices who advance to the November election to pay the filing fee for the office, or collect signatures in lieu of the filing fee.

Documents

Status as of March 29: in the Assembly Elections and Redistricting Committee.

SB 54 (De Leon) - California Values Act - Support

SB 54 would help protect the safety of all Californians by ensuring that state and local resources are not used to fuel mass deportations, separate families, or divide Californians on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, immigration status, or national or ethnic origins. Specifically, it would (1) ensure that California schools, hospitals and courthouses remain safe and accessible to all California residents regardless of immigration status; (2) ban state and local resources from being used to facilitate the creation of a national registry based on religion; (3) prevent state agencies from collecting or sharing immigration information from individuals unless necessary to perform agency duties.

Documents

Status as of July 6: passed the Senate, passed the Assembly Public Safety and Judiciary Committees, in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

SB 180 (Mitchell and Lara) - Repeal Ineffective Sentencing Enhancements (RISE) Act - Support

SB 180 would repeal the three-year sentence enhancement for prior drug convictions, with an exception for convictions involving the participation of a minor. By repealing this expensive and ineffective punishment, funds will be freed to reinvest in community programs that actually improve the quality of life and reduce crime.

Documents

Status as of June 28: passed the Senate, pass the Assembly Committee on Public Safety, on the Assembly floor.

SB 277 (Bradford) - Palmer Decision - Support

SB 277 would reverse a mistaken court ruling that purported to extend the reach of the 1995 Costa-Hawkins Act to prevent local inclusionary zoning measures from requiring developers to provide affordable rental units. Inclusionary zoing is one measure in fairly wide use to address the affordable housing crisis. Developers of market-rate housing were required to include in their projects a specified percentage of permanently or long-term affordable units. The Palmer decision of 2009 ruled that the Costa-Hawkins Act’s bans on vacancy controls and exemptions of new construction preempted such measures when applied to rental housing. See also AB 1506 above.

Documents

Status as of June 29: passed the Senate, passed the Assembly Local Government Committee, in the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee.

SB 562 (Lara and Adkins) - Healthy California Act - Support

SB 562 would establish a single-payer health plan covering every resident of California.

Documents

Status as of June 1: Passed the Senate, sent to the Assembly but put on indefinite hold by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon.

SB 568 (Lara) - Primary election date - Oppose

SB 568 would move the the June primary to early March in presidential election years.

Documents

Status as of September 18: passed both houses and sent to the Governor.

Posted on July 8, 2017 by the Legislative Committee. The information in this piece was last updated on September 18, 2017.

Latest news

Recent actions

Random Image

Election 2024

Get your voice heard in Election 2024 – vote Peace & Freedom and the Left Unity Slate!

The California statewide primary election of March 5, 2024, includes first-round elections for political offices at all levels of government in the leadup to November's general election. Keep up with all the news regarding  Peace & Freedom Party and Left Unity Slate candidates as well as PFP's stands on ballot props and other items on the ballot.

the PFP Workers’ Voters Guide (PDF)

PFP says Vote NO on Prop 1!

Vote Kevin Martinez for CA State Assembly (6th district)

PFP Election 2024 campaign news

Support PFP

Support our campaigns! 

Donate to the Peace and Freedom Party by clicking the PayPal link -- PayPal membership is not required.

To send contributions via post, checks or money orders may be sent to:

Peace & Freedom Party
P.O. Box 24764
Oakland, CA 94623

PFP Inform List

 Join the PFP Inform List!

Get information on party activities and positions.  Please sign up if you would like to get notices, letting you know about party campaigns and candidates, new positions and coalitions, and the availability of resources. 

Click here to sign up!

Most popular ever

PFP Archive

Want to travel back in time?

For a complete online archive of the Peace & Freedom Party's official website with content published from 2008-2020, just click the logo at right.

What is Socialism?

Party resolutions

11-Nov-2023 By DavidL

Butte County PFP, Chico Palestine Advocacy Network file resolution for ceasefire

On November 7th, 2023, members of the Peace and Freedom Party of Butte County stood side by side with the Chico Palestine Advocacy Network to call for a ceasefire in Palestine...

Statements from the PFP Party Chair

30-Apr-2023

PFP stands against sham indictments of APSR, APSC leadership: Party chair

The Peace and Freedom Party of California State Central Committee condemns the recent federal indictments of four leaders of the African Peoples Socialist Party and the...

In California, voter registration is very important to political parties. The very existence of a political party as “ballot-qualified” is determined by the number of votes its statewide candidates receive or by the number of voters registered with the party. As the only feminist socialist political party on the California ballot, it is imperative that the Peace and Freedom Party continues as a qualified party.

Quite simply, the Peace and Freedom Party will not be able to provide Californians with candidates that will represent us unless we register and vote Peace and Freedom.

For all the information you need on registering to vote, visit the California Secretary of State's homepage at SOS.Ca.gov or just click here.

Thank you for registering Peace and freedom Party, and thank you for your vote!

 

PFP Net

 



Cookie policy

You may have noticed that the Peace and Freedom Party official website contains no warnings about cookies. The reason for this is simple: we will never ever record user information temporarily or permanently. Further, we will never use cookies to “personalize content”, to “provide social media features” or to analyze website traffic. PFP will never share information about your use of our site with anyone for any purpose.