The Peace and Freedom Party has taken/will be taking positions for or against a number of bills in the 2021-20222 session of the California legislature; the party is also watching the progression of several other bills. Below run the PFP’s positions on this legislation. For the full text and more information on a bill, click on the given bill’s title.

Additionally, the PFP Legislative Committee sends letters to state senators and assemblypersons detailing the party's support of or opposition to each bill. Each position letter may be accessed individually via the links marked [Position letter] below or click here for a list of all PFP position letters. Last update: March 17, 2020.

• AB 101 – High school education: Ethnic Studies – SUPPORT
Would add completion of a one-semester course in ethnic studies to the high school graduation requirements beginning in the 2026-27 school year. [Position letter]

• AB 118 – Emergency services: Community response grant program – SUPPORT
Would enact the Communit Respnse Initiative to Strengthen Emergency Systems (C.R.I.S.E.S.) Act and thereby implement the 3-year C.R.I.S.E.S. Grant Pilot Program. [Position letter]

• AB 1400 – Guaranteed Healthcare for All – SUPPORT
Would create the California Guaranteed Health Care for All program (commonly known as “CalCare”) to provide comprehensive universal single-payer healthcare coverage and controls on healthcare costs. [Position letter]

• SB 29 – Vote-by-mail ballots – SUPPORT
Would extend mail-in ballot laws put into place for the November 2020 general election to all elections held before in 2021. [Position letter]

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• AB 15 (Chiu) – COVID-19 relief: Tenant Stabilization Act of 2021 (in Assembly Housing Committee, no hearing scheduled).

• AB 16 (Chiu) – The COVID-19 Tenant, Small Landlord, and Affordable Housing Provider Stabilization Act of 2021 (in Assembly Housing Committee, no hearing scheduled).

• AB 37 (Berman) – Elections: Vote by mail ballots. Would provide vote-by-mail ballots to all active registered voters for all elections permanently (in Assembly Housing Committee, no hearing scheduled).

• AB 40 (Lorena Gonzalez) – Elections: Slate mailers. Would require more information about producers, payments for appearance to be printed on slate mailers (in Assembly Housing Committee, no hearing scheduled).

• AB 53 (Low) – Election Day Holiday. Wuold make November general election dates a holiday for public schools, community colleges and most state offices (in Assembly Housing Committee, no hearing scheduled).

• AB 236 (Berman)— Campaign disclosure: Limited liability companies. Would regulate disclosures of campaign contributions by LLCs (last amended 3/10; in Assembly Housing Committee, no hearing scheduled).

• AB 1040 (Muratsuchi) – Community colleges: Ethnic studies. Would require community colleges to offer ethnic studies courses satisfying CSU requirements starting in school year 2022-23 (in Assembly Higher Education Committee, no hearing scheduled).

The Peace and Freedom Party California State Central Committee currently consists of 13 officers; the complete list runs as follows.

State Chair: Kevin Akin

Secretary: John Reiger

Treasurer: David Kadlecek

At-large officers:

  • Meghann Adams
  • Richard Becker
  • John Comly
  • Marsha Feinland
  • Mary Lou Finley
  • Justine Mann
  • Eric McGill
  • Debra Reiger
  • Alice Stek
  • Tahnee Sweeney

 For a list of past PFP State Chairpersons, click here. The list of PFP SCC officers from 2018-2020 is here.

Este resumen de la plataforma del Partido Paz y Libertad se encuentra disponible como un volante para imprimir y distribuir. Haga clic aquí para descargar.

El Partido Paz y Libertad nació de los movimientos por los derechos civiles y anti-guerra de los 1960s. Estamos comprometidos a el socialismo, la democracia, la ecología, el feminismo, la igualdad racial y el internacionalismo. Nos organizamos para alcanzar un mundo donde la cooperación reemplace la rivalidad; donde toda la gente tiene vivienda y esta bien alimentada y vestida; donde todas las mujeres y los hombres tienen el mismo estatus; donde los individuos puedan libremente dedicarse a desarrollar sus talentos y deseos; un mundo de libertad y paz donde cada comunidad conserva su integridad cultural y vive con todos los demás en armonía. Nuestras metas no pueden ser alcanzadas solo con votos. Apoyamos a un pueblo organizado, acción directa, un movimiento laboral militante y el establecimiento de las instituciones alternativas. Ofrecemos este resumen de nuestras metas inmediatas y a largo plazo:

  • Doblar el salario mínimo y ajustarlo al costo de vida.
  • Garantizar el derecho de todos los trabajadores a organizarse y lanzarse a la huelga y prohibir el uso de empleados de reemplazo.
  • Trabajos socialmente útiles para todos con sueldos a nivel de sindicalizados.
  • Salario igual para trabajo semejante o de valor comparable.
  • Semana de trabajo de 30 horas sin reducción de salario y mas vacaciones pagadas.
  • Un salario universal con beneficios sociales completos como un derecho humano.
  • Aumentar los impuestos a los ingresos y bienes de los ricos para satisfacer las necesidades del pueblo.
  • Los acuerdos de comercio internacionales deben garantizar la protección de los trabajadores y el medio ambiente en todos los países participantes; abolir el GATT, el TLCAN (NAFTA) y el OMC (WTO).
  • Terminar con el problema de personas sin viviendas, abolir las leyes contra la vagancia; proveer vivienda decente y accesible para todos.
  • Cancelación de todas las deudas ilegítimas e injustas a la clase obrera en un proceso democrático, no controlado por los acreedores.
  • Propiedad social y control democrático de la industria, las instituciones financieras y los recursos naturales.
  • Los Estados Unidos deberán tomar la iniciativa hacia un desarme global con la eliminación de armas nucleares, químicas y biológicas.
  • Retirar las tropas y armas de los Estados Unidos de otros países. Utilizar el "dividendo de la paz" para el beneficio social.
  • Eliminar la CIA, NSA, AID y otras agencias que interfieren en los asuntos internos de otros países.
  • No drones para matar o invadir la privacidad.
  • Convertir de una economía de guerra a una economía orientada a la paz, con trabajo para los trabajadores desplazados.
  • Autodeterminación para todas las naciones y pueblos del mundo, incluyendo Puerto Rico y los territorios coloniales de los Estados Unidos.
  • Defender y ampliar las libertades garantizadas por la Carta de Derechos.
  • Revocar La Ley Patriota. Desmantelar el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional.
  • Terminar las leyes que tratan las corporaciones como personas: las corporaciones no son personas y el dinero no es discurso.
  • Terminar con la discriminación basada en raza, sexo, edad, orientación sexual o de personas discapacitadas.
  • Restaurar la Acción Afirmativa; garantía completa de derechos de educación y empleo para todos.
  • Apoyar el derecho de la gente trabajadora a poseer y portar armas.
  • Proteger la libertad y privacidad digital y la neutralidad de la red.
  • Prohibir el trabajo para ganancia privada en las prisiones.
  • Abolir la pena de muerte.
  • Abolir la tortura en las prisiones. Defender los derechos humanos de los prisioneros.
  • Derechos completos para todos los trabajadores inmigrantes. Ningún humano es ilegal. Parar las redadas de I.C.E. Parar de encarcelar y deportar a los inmigrantes.
  • Elecciones democráticas a través de representación proporcional; derechos políticos, sociales y económicos completos para residentes no naturalizados.
  • Respetar los tratados con las naciones de los indígenas americanos; reconocer las naciones de los indígenas en California. Defender y extender los derechos y soberanías de los indígenas americanos.
  • Escuela pública preescolar hasta el posgrado de alta calidad y gratis. Oportunidades para el aprendizaje y recapacitación para todos. Cancelar la deuda de los estudiantes.
  • Enseñar la historia de las luchas de los trabajadores y la creación de la riqueza y el progreso que ellos consiguieron.
  • Parar las altas apuestas de pruebas. Abolir las escuelas charter y parar el sistema de vales.
  • Programas para cuidado de niños gratis.
  • Restaurar y fortalecer la educación bilingüe.
  • Fondos gubernamentales para que la gente común, libremente críe y disfrute el arte.
  • Investigación científica y tecnológica para beneficio de la gente común, y no solo para los capitalistas.
  • Ofrecer tratamiento de salud de alta calidad gratuito para todos, incluyendo control natal, aborto, tratamiento prenatal y cuidado de salud para niños. No a la esterilización forzada.
  • Legalización de la mariguana, abolir cargos criminales por el uso de drogas, y libremente ofrecer tratamiento gratuito para casos de abuso de drogas.
  • Prestar atención especial a la prevención de epidemias de enfermedades mortales, tales como el SIDA. Garantizar los derechos de las personas afectadas por el SIDA.
  • Restaurar y proteger la calidad del aire, el agua, la tierra y los ecosistemas.
  • Prohibir las destrucciones como la tala de bosques, el fracking, la minería de remoción de cima, la estraída de arenas de petróleo y la perforación petrolera oceánicas.
  • Promover la conservación de energía, y el desarrollo de energía solar y de otras fuentes de energía renovable para reemplazar a los combustibles fósiles y la energía nuclear.
  • Terminar el racismo ambiental: No tirar tóxicos sobre nuestras comunidades.
  • Desarrollo masivo de transporte público gratuito o con tarifas económicas.
  • Promover un sistema de agricultura que sea sana para el ambiente y que provee las necesidades humanas. Proteger los derechos y nivel de vida de los campesinos. Prohibir los organismos genéticamente modificados en la producción de alimentos.

Último revisado por el Comité Central del Estado el 23 de marzo de 2014.

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Peace and Freedom Party of California
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Oakland, CA 94634
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This summary of the Peace and Freedom Party platform is available as a flyer to print and distribute. Click here to download.

The Peace and Freedom Party, born from the civil rights and anti-war movements of the 1960s, is committed to socialism, democracy, ecology, feminism, racial equality, and internationalism. We organize toward a world where cooperation replaces competition, a world where all people are well fed, clothed and housed; where all women and men have equal status; where all individuals may freely endeavor to fulfill their own talents and desires; a world of freedom and peace where every community retains its cultural integrity and lives with all others in harmony. Our goals cannot be achieved by electoral means alone. We support mass organization, direct action, a militant labor movement, and establishment of alternative institutions. We offer this summary of our immediate and long-range goals:

  • Double the minimum wage, and index it to the cost of living.
  • Guarantee the right of all workers to organize and to strike; forbid striker replacement.
  • Socially useful jobs for all at union pay levels.
  • Equal pay for equal work, and for work of comparable worth.
  • A 30-hour workweek with no cut in weekly pay; longer paid vacations.
  • A Universal Basic Income with full social benefits as a basic human right.
  • Tax the income and assets of the rich to meet human needs.
  • International trade agreements must guarantee the protection of workers and the environment in all participating countries; abolish NAFTA, GATT and the World Trade Organization (WTO).
  • End homelessness; abolish vagrancy laws; provide decent affordable housing for all.
  • Cancellation of all debts found to be illegitimate and unjust to the working class through an open and democratic process not controlled by the creditors.
  • Social ownership and democratic control of industry, financial institutions, and natural resources.
  • The United States should take the initiative toward global disarmament by eliminating nuclear, chemical and biological weapons.
  • Withdraw U. S. troops and weapons from other countries, and reallocate the resulting "peace dividend" for social benefit.
  • Abolish the CIA, NSA, AID and other agencies for interference in other countries' internal affairs.
  • No drones for killing or invasion of privacy.
  • Convert from a military to a peace oriented economy, with jobs for displaced workers.
  • Self-determination for all nations and peoples of the world, including Puerto Rico and all U. S. territories.
  • Defend and extend liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights.
  • Repeal the Patriot Act. Dismantle the Department of Homeland Security.
  • End Corporate Personhood: Corporations are not people and money is not speech.
  • End discrimination based on race, sex, age, sexual orientation, or disability.
  • Restore affirmative action, guarantee full education and employment rights for all.
  • Support the right of working people to keep and bear arms.
  • Protect digital freedom and privacy, and net neutrality.
  • No prison labor for private profit.
  • Abolish the death penalty.
  • Abolish all torture in prisons. Uphold prisoner rights.
  • Full rights for all immigrant workers. No human is illegal. Stop ICE raids. Stop jailing and deporting immigrants.
  • Democratic elections through proportional representation; full political, social and economic rights for resident non-citizens.
  • Honor treaties with Native American nations; recognize California's Native American nations. Defend and extend Native American rights and sovereignty.
  • Full free high-quality public education from pre-school through graduate school, with lifelong learning and retraining. Cancel existing student debt.
  • Teach the history of workers' struggles and labor's creation of society's wealth and progress.
  • End high stakes testing. Abolish charter schools and stop voucher schemes.
  • Free day care for all children.
  • Restore and strengthen bilingual education.
  • Uncensored government funding for ordinary people to create and enjoy art.
  • Free high-quality health care for everyone, including birth control, abortion, pre-natal and childhood health care. No forced sterilizations.
  • Scientific and technological research to benefit ordinary people, not the capitalists.
  • Legalize marijuana, decriminalize drug use, and make substance abuse treatment freely available.
  • Give special attention to preventing epidemics of communicable diseases such as AIDS. Guarantee the rights of people living with AIDS.
  • Restore and protect air, water, land and ecosystems.
  • Outlaw destructive practices such as clear cutting, fracking, mountaintop removal, tar sands extraction, and offshore drilling.
  • Promote conservation and develop solar and other renewable energy to replace nuclear power and fossil fuels.
  • End environmental racism: no toxic dumping in anyone's back yard.
  • Massive development of public transportation available free or at nominal fares.
  • Promote an environmentally sound agricultural system which meets human needs and protects farm workers' labor rights and standard of living. No genetically engineered organisms in food production.

Last revised by the State Central Committee on March 23, 2014.

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