Press Conference: Socialist Candidates Announce Campaigns

Gloria La Riva for Governor 2018

For immediate release Contacts: Richard Becker (day of): 415-377-6321
Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 Michelle Lombardi: 707-890-7761

Socialist Candidates Announce Campaigns for June 5, 2018 Primary

Press conference: Thursday, Feb. 15, 10:00 am
West Side of Sacramento State Capitol

Universal Healthcare, Housing and Living Wage for all —
Stop Deportations!

“Californians suffer from lack of affordable housing, depressed wages, unaffordable health care, underfunded schools and overpriced college. These challenges can only be met when true people’s power takes control from the corporations, banks and their government servants.”

Gloria La Riva, 2018 California gubernatorial candidate, heads a slate of socialist candidates for Peace and Freedom Party, who will appear on the June 5, 2018 primary ballot. The candidates are C.T. Weber for Secretary of State; Kevin Akin for Treasurer; Nathalie Hrizi for Insurance Commissioner; Mary Lou Finley for Controller; and John Parker for U.S. Senate.  They are activists running to demand that people’s needs be fullfilled in the richest and most populous state in the country.

During the 2016 presidential election, Gloria La Riva received the most votes nationally of any socialist since 1976. In her previous run for Insurance Commissioner in 2014, Nathalie Hrizi received 5.4% of the vote statewide and 8.9% in San Francisco. Hrizi supports healthcare for all, and proposes the elimination of healthcare insurance companies.

Reflecting on the campaign, La Riva said, “The 1% of the richest people in the United States are amassing incalculable wealth at the expense of the vast majority. In California, we see the results: tens of thousands of people evicted, increasing homelessness, depressed wages for the working class, mass incarceration and the abuse and deportation of indocumented immigrants.

“Our socialist campaign, calling for a people’s takeover of the banks, a $20 minimum wage, an immediate moratorium on evictions, effective rent control statewide, workers’ rights to a union, full rights for all immigrants, an end to police brutality and mass incarceration, and equality for people of color, women and LGBTQ people, is resonating with more and more people.”

The candidates will also highlight the undemocratic nature of the state’s “Top Two” Prop. 14, which eliminates third-party candidates in the November general elections.


Gloria La Riva for Governor 2018
2969 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: 415-821-6171

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  • Andrew Nance
    published this page in News 2018-02-14 13:05:52 -0800