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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election
Ballot and voting information for Alameda County.
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County Central Committee, Supervisorial District 5Alameda County Peace and Freedom PartyJune 7, 2016California Primary Election

Party Committee
June 7, 2016California Primary Election

Alameda County Peace and Freedom PartyCounty Central Committee, Supervisorial District 5

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Election Results

  • 100% of precincts reporting (245/245).

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Marsha Feinland

Retired Teacher
91 votes (21.51%)Winning
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Edie Hallberg

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58 votes (13.71%)Winning
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Retired Postal Worker
56 votes (13.24%)Winning
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Mary McIlroy

Appointed Incumbent
47 votes (11.11%)Winning
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Appointed Incumbent
43 votes (10.17%)Winning
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  • To enable people/communities to reevaluate capitalist institutions in our lives with a view toward replacing them with the structures we the people need/like.
  • To give people the choice to register in a Party that doesn't want to bomb any of us, and to work to be able to vote - to vote for candidates who support us against our Owners, those who profit off of our labor.
  • To be able to SEE the ruling class, the voting class, the owning class, and to build paths with comrades for us to take over those central features of the just society.
Profession:Appointed incumbent. Community advisor, author. Realtor.
Realtor, self (1988current)
Central Committee Member, Alameda County and California Peace and Freedom Party. — Appointed position (2000current)
Roosevelt University, Chicago Bachelor of Arts, Education (1963)

I am a born again communist - family goes back a couple of generations.  I didn't quite figure it out until I got into the women's movement - that I am a proletarian.  Thus is explained our support of the dictatorship of the proletariat, which I initially eschewed, until I got a chance to consider Marx et al., which is what my feminist analysis took me to.  Our charge is to figure out how to supplant capitalism with structures that fit our struggle, then our victories. 

Rent control, for instance, stands as a bulwark against complete control by our Owners, of land.

There is no such thing as 'affordable' housing.  We pay what we would otherwise spend to play the piano, to teach with each other, to take a walk, and a vacation-to travel; to be relieved of fear of our old age or sickness - fear of lack of care of ourselves or of people who need care; to be able to care properly for Earth...

...as described in preceding comments herein.

The Peace and Freedom Party platform

Summary

The Party's work is to enable people to stipulate their goal for a just world.  The platform defines - kind of like a menu - actions that will carry societies forward toward the massive change ending capitalism, supplanting it with functions that provide for our comfort - the comfort of every single person.

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.

http://www.peaceandfreedom.org/home/about-us/platform/full-platform

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Stan Woods

Incumbent
38 votes (8.98%)
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37 votes (8.75%)
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  • Continue our Forum, "Suds, Snacks, and Socialism at the Starry Plough Pub"
  • Choose the most effective Presidential candidate at our August Convention
  • Work to make Peace and Freedom more democratic, open, and effective
Profession:Emeritus Professor of Anthropology
Central committee Member, Peace and Freedom Party of California — Elected position (1982current)
Professor of Anthropology, California State University, Long Beach (19782006)
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Virginia (19701976)
Caseworker, New York Department of Welfare (19641966)
Correctional Officer, California Department of Corrections, San Quentin (19611963)
Lance Corporal (E-3), U.S. Marine Corps (19571960)
UC Berkeley, Yale, and Columbia BA, MA, and PhD, Anthropology and East Asian Studies (1971)
Researcher and Organizer, Institute for the Critical Study of Society at the Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library (2006current)
Candidate and Central Committee Member, Peace and Freedom Party (1982current)
Member and President of East Bay Chapter, Veterans for Peace (1990current)
Founder and Organizer, Long Beach Area Peace Network (LBAPN) (19882006)
Organizer, Save Puvungna Coalition at Cal State Long Beach (19922006)

Gene Ruyle graduated from UC Berkeley in 1963, debt free and with a fellowship for graduate study in Anthropology at Yale University. Yale did not agree with him so he moved to New York City where he worked for the Welfare Department and joined with welfare clients and his fellow workers in the historic Welfare Strike of 1965. He was a student at Columbia and participated in the student strike of 1968. After receiving his doctorate from Columbia in 1971, he spent 35 years teaching Anthropology and Marxism at the University of Virginia and Cal State Long Beach. (He was paid to teach Anthropology and threw the Marxism in for free, a good deal for students and the University.) While at Long Beach, he joined with local Gabrielino/Tongva Indians and the ACLU to block the plans of campus officials to privatize a 30 acre site that was on the National Register of Historic Places as the birthplace of Chungichnish, sacred to Southern California Indians as lawgiver and god. Their plan was to build a strip mall on campus. This took place while the Clinton administration was negotiating NAFTA. The entire affair deepened Gene’s understanding of the corruption of campus officialdom and within his own field of Anthropology.

Since retiring from Long Beach, Gene has been affiliated with the Institute for the Critical Study of Society at the Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library in Oakland. He is a longtime member of DSA and an eected member of the State Central Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party.

A veteran and grandfather for peace, Gene came of age, politically and intellectually during the civil rights and anti-war struggles of the 1960s. As a graduate student, he found the scientific socialism of Marx, Engels, and Lenin to be the most meaningful way of understanding and changing the world. He enriched his understand of Marxist during his 35 year career of teaching and research at UVa and CSL, Long Beach and, more recently, at the Institute for the Critical Study of Society at the Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library in Oakland. Wherever he had lived and worked, from NYC to LA to the Bay Area, he has participated in the class struggle as a union member and the working class.

Gene supports the Peace and Freedom Party platform and helped revise it in light of the class struggles of the Twenty First century. He also supports efforts to adapt socialism to the realities of contemporary America and the world.

 
Incumbent
35 votes (8.27%)
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  • Maintain ballot status and candidates for workers' parties.
  • Help build a strong movement for social justice.
  • Make human needs--housing, food, health and highest education-- inalienable rights.
Profession:Retired Social Work

I studied philosophy and the western classical texts in college. Graduated, I broadened my outlook to other classical teachings. I have been a Peace and Freedom Party registrant since the late '70s and have been on the Central Committee since the mid '80s, serving much of the time as Treasurer.

I agree with the socialist, feminist and ecological program of the Peace and Freedom Party Platform.

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