2016 General Election Voters' Guide
United States - President/Vice President

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Gloria Estela La Riva / Eugene Puryear

Gloria Estela La Riva

Elected Experience: Candidate for Mayor of San Francisco, 1983 and 1991; Candidate for Governor of California, 1994, 1998; Candidate for U.S. President, 2008

Other Professional Experience: Elected Vice President, Pacific Media Guild, CWA; Graphic Artist; Award Winning Video Producer, "Genocide by Sanctions" (Iraq 1998). "NATO Targets" (Yugoslavia 1999)

Education: Attended Brandeis University

Community Service: Founder, Farmworkers Emergency Relief; Founder and Coordinator, National Committee to Free the Cuban Five; Organizer, ANSWER Coalition-Act Now to Stop War & End Racism; Organizer of numerous protests against war and occupation in Central America, Middle East; Activist in movements against racism and police abuse and in support of women's and LGBTQ rights.


Eugene Puryear

Elected Experience: Candidate of Statehood-Green Party for District Council, Washington D.C., 2014; Party for Socialism and Liberation candidate for Vice President, 2008

Other Professional Experience:  Author, Shackled and Chained: Mass Incarceration in Capitalist America; Radio talk show host; Blogger for Liberation News.

Education:  Graduate, Howard University

Community Service:  A founder of the Jobs Not Jails Coalition and co-­founder of the DCFerguson Movement, a Black Lives Matter organization in Washington, D.C.; key organizer of many marches  and rallies against wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and in solidarity with Palestinian rights; frequent lecturer at colleges and universities on issues of racism, police brutality and mass incarceration.


Statement: I am a labor, community and anti-war activist. Born in Albuquerque, N.M., my father was a letter carrier, my mother, a Mexican immigrant and garment worker. I am a union activist and elected delegate to the San Francisco Labor Council.

Today, 62% of the U.S. population lives paycheck to paycheck, while the super rich accrue obscene wealth. When the capitalist bankers torched the economy the federal government bailed them out with the trillions of dollars of our money. Today, the criminal bankers are richer than ever while millions have been plunged into poverty.

The capitalist system cannot be fixed. The multiple crises of inequality, injustice, endless war, environmental destruction and more can only be resolved by replacing profit-driven capitalism with a system based on meeting people's needs - socialism. Socialism means the workers have economic and political power; the economy is planned to benefit the people and the planet.

My party's10-point program begins: For the earth to live, capitalism must end. A job or income, healthcare, education from preschool through university, adequate food and affordable housing--all should be Constitutional rights. We call for shutting down all U.S. military bases around the world and bringing all U.S. armed forces home; ending U.S. aid to Israel and self-determination for the Palestinian people; lifting the blockade on Cuba; independence for Puerto Rico; ending racism and the epidemic of police brutality and mass incarceration; freeing Leonard Peltier, Mumia Abu Jamal, Oscar Lopez Rivera and all political prisoners; honoring Native treaties; defending unions and a $20/hr minimum wage; equal rights for women including full reproductive rights; full equality for LGBTQ people; full rights for all immigrants; nationalizing the banks and corporations and using their vast stolen wealth to provide for people's needs; and jailing Wall St. criminals.

Vote Socialist!

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