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Corporate Party Transfer Day

Saturday, December 17, 2011
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Event Type:
Erica Martenson
Location Details:
At your local post office, voter registration office, or online at

Send a clear, disapproving message to the two major parties, the Republicans and Democrats, that have allowed corporations in this country to gain so much power and influence, and are now serving them and not us. Register to vote as a third party or as "decline to state" on or before December 17th.
Added to the calendar on Mon, Nov 28, 2011 7:30PM

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by Vote your conscience
Due to the passage of Prop 14 in June 2010, Peace & Freedom Party and the Green Party need to double their registration to stay on the ballot as they can no longer stay on just by the number of votes they receive for statewide constitutional offices in 2014. We will see the effect of this anti-democratic disaster in 2012, when the top 2 vote getters in the June primary will be on the November ballot, and no other candidates. Their parties will remain on the ballot until 2014, when we have the governor's race and other state constitutional offices. The small parties never make the Top Two because the voters play outrageous, insulting games with their votes. YOU CAN HELP NOW. Register for one of the 2 peace, pro-labor, pro-gay marriage, pro-abortion, pro-Palestinian liberation struggle, pro-environment, anit-death penalty, anti-prison punishment parties:
1. Peace & Freedom Party
2. Green Party

Voter registration forms with these parties on the ballot are at:
Chose the default: "Fill out a voter registration online and print to sign and mail."
You can also go to your Registrar of Voters, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For their addresses, see:
Please also sign up to be a permanent absentee (vote by mail) voter so you do not have to worry about voting on a Tuesday and always remember to vote.
by Send a Message!
Here in California, you can also get a postage-paid voter registration card at most libraries and post offices.

Although Prop. 14 makes staying on the ballot more difficult for small parties, it also means that there is no longer a reason to be registered in one of the two corporate parties in order to participate in their primary election since state party primaries have now been eliminated. So for example, if you're currently registered as a Democrat because you had previously wanted to vote for the "better Democrat" in the primary, that's no longer needed. (Now, the primary will include all of the candidates grouped together, regardless of their party affiliation). So therefore, it's much more important to be registered Green or Peace & Freedom -- which also puts the two corporate parties on notice that we're opposed to their corporate-run politics!
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