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A veteran and grandfather for peace, Eugene Ruyle is the Peace and Freedom Party candidate in the15th State Assembly District, which runs from San Pablo and Richmond through El Cerrito, Kensington, Albany, Berkeley and North Oakland to Emeryville and Piedmont, and includes the campus of the University of California. Gene is a retired Anthropology professor who supports the Peace and Freedom Party Platform and Occupy Oakland. A Cal graduate, he wants to help build the movement to democratize and de-militarize the University of California as part of the larger movement to shut down the war machine, provide free education and health care for everyone, defend our personal freedoms, and protect our Mother Earth.
Given the rigged political system we have in the United States, it’s unlikely that anyone can defeat the incumbent, a popular liberal Democrat. Republicans don’t even bother to run. This provided an opportunity for Peace and Freedom activists like Mary McIlroy (9th State Senate District), Lee Chauser (33rd State Senate District), and Gene Ruyle to wage write-in campaigns, come in second and, under the new “Top Two” system of Prop 14, appear on the November ballot. As a candidate, Gene will be raising important issues that Democrats refuse to address. Unlike the Democrats who may throw us a few more crumbs, Peace and Freedom candidates want fundamental change:
End the Wars & Tax the Rich
Free Education & Health Care for All
Protect & Restore Our Mother Earth
However, electing a few socialists to the State Legislature won’t solve our problems, which will continue until workers and oppressed people around the world organize as a class, take possession of our Mother Earth and the machinery of production, abolish the capitalist system, and build a global socialist world. That’s why the Peace and Freedom Party advocates participation in mass organization and direct action in neighborhoods, workplaces, unions and the armed forces everywhere. Naturally, we urge everyone to register and organize in the Peace and Freedom Party.
Ditch the twin parties of Wall Street
Register, Vote, & Organize in the
Peace and Freedom Party
For info, call 510-428-1578 or email cuyleruyle – at – mac.com
CAMPAIGN WEB PAGE: RU4PEACE.WORDPRESS.COM
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