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10 reasons to vote PSL

Statement from the Lindsay/Osorio Presidential Campaign

November 6, 2012

10 Reasons to Vote PSL

Ballot Status:

Arkansas

Colorado*

Florida

Iowa*

Louisiana

Minnesota

New Jersey

New York

Rhode Island

Utah*

Vermont

Washington State

Wisconsin*

*In Colorado, Iowa, Utah and Wisconsin, the PSL has stand-in candidates because those states' ballot access requirements prohibit the names of Peta Lindsay and Yari Osorio from appearing. In Colorado, Utah and Wisconsin, the stand-in candidates are Gloria La Riva and Filberto Ramirez Jr. In Iowa, the stand-in candidates are Gloria La Riva and Stefanie Beacham.

Across the country, write in Peta Lindsay and Yari Osorio!

Ballot initiatives:

Florida

  • No on 6 - Florida Abortion Amendment

Maine

  • Yes on 1 - Support marriage equality

Maryland

  • FOR Question 4 - Defend the MD DREAM Act
  • FOR Question 6 - Defend marriage equality

Minnesota

  • No on the MN Marriage Amendment
  • No on the MN Voter Identification Amendment

Washington

  • Approve Referendum 74 - Support marriage equality
  • No on Initiative 1240 - No on charters, fund public schools

Please note that this is only a partial list of important ballot initiatives on the Nov. 6 ballot.

  1. Make a job a Constitutional right
    Tens of millions are jobless and under-employed because the capitalists control employment. A decent paying job must be a legal, guaranteed right. The minimum wage should be raised to $20 per hour and a living income must be guaranteed for those who cannot work.
  2. Make free health care, free education and affordable housing Constitutional rights
    These are essentials of life and should not be run for-profit. Create a completely free and public health care system. Make education freecancel all student debt. Stop all foreclosures and evictions – end all mortgage interest payments to the banks
  3. Shut down all U.S. military bases around the world—bring all the troops, planes & ships home
    U.S. foreign policy uses the pretext of national security to enforce the imperialist interests of the biggest banks and corporations. That’s what is behind the endless wars and occupations. Use the $1 trillion military budget instead to provide for people’s needs here and around the world. Stop U.S. aid to Israel. End the blockade of Cuba.
  4. Stop racist police brutality and mass incarceration
    More than three million people are behind bars in the largest prison complex in the world. Mass incarceration of our youth is the real crime. End the mass incarceration of oppressed communities. Fully prosecute all acts of police brutality and violence.
  5. Defend our unions
    Support the right of all workers to have a union. Fight back against the attacks on collective bargaining. Pass the Employee Free Choice Act and repeal the Taft-Hartley Act. In the spirit of Wisconsin, rebuild a fighting—and striking—labor movement.
  6. Equality for women and free, safe, legal abortion on demand
    Stop the attack on women’s reproductive rights and defend Roe v. Wade. Women must have the fundamental right to choose and control their own bodies. Women still earn 22 percent less than men, and the gap is even more severe for Black and Latina women. Close the wage gap and end the gender division of labor.
  7. Full rights for all immigrants
    Abolish all anti-immigrant laws. Stop the raids and deportations. The government’s war on immigrants must end. The border wall must be dismantled.
  8. Full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people
    Make same-sex marriage a federal right—keep the movement in the streets. Fight anti-LGBT discrimination and violence.  
  9. Save the planet—End capitalism
    We need a central economic plan to significantly cut greenhouse gases, clean up the environment and build a massive renewable energy network. The for-profit economic system creates incentives to pollute. No fracking, no Keystone pipeline!
  10. Seize the banks—Jail Wall Street criminals
    The banks’ vast wealth came from the people’s labor and tax-dollar bailout. Capitalist banking is a form of organized crime, rewarding greed and fraud with obscene bonuses. These billionaires looted and destroyed the economy. It is time to seize their assets and use those resources in the interests of the vast majority. Power must be taken out of the hands of the super-rich, and the Wall Street criminals must be held accountable.

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