Peace and Freedom Party Convention 2004

The major decision taken at the convention meeting of the Peace and Freedom Party State Central Committee was the choice of a Presidential candidate. After hearing statements by representatives of the candidates being considered (including a visit by independent candidate Ralph Nader in which he answered questions) and much discussion by delegates and guests, the convention chose Leonard Peltier as our Presidential candidate and Janice Jordan as our Vice-Presidential candidate.

The convention also adopted positions on all most of the statewide ballot measures on which the party had not previously taken a position.

Another important, though quick and non-controversial, decision was to reaffirm our previously adopted platform and to set a schedule for reviewing it before the 2006 elections.

Five resolutions were passed at the convention:


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Peace and Freedom Party Convention

Saturday and Sunday, July 31 - August 1, 2004
The Workmen's Circle, 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035
exit Robertson on the Santa Monica Freeway (I-10), go north

The mailing to members of the State Central Committee included:

  1. Pre-registration form.
  2. Draft Agenda
  3. Draft Convention Rules
  4. Minutes of the last State Central Committee meeting
  5. November Propositions
  6. Summary Platform (in Spanish and English)

The Los Angeles County P&F website's convention page includes links to printable PDF versions of most of these materials.

Draft 2004 SCC Convention Agenda

Saturday, July 31
10:00 amCall to order
Recess for meetings of committees: presiding, credentials, resolutions
11:30Welcome, approval of agenda and rules, selection of session chairs
12:00 noonSite Committee Report
12:05 pmCredentials Committee Report, and Introduction of and Vote on new members covered by new bylaw
12:25Other Membership
12:35Minutes (Provided in Convention Packet, Pre-distributed, Corrections to be submitted in advance)
12:40Financial Report
12:55Registration Report
1:10Other Officers' Reports
1:30The "No Choice" Initiative
  • Report on Propositions 60 and 62
  • Plan for campaign
2:1050 minute break
3:00Other November ballot propositions
4:00Selection of Presidential Candidate
  • Nominations
  • Representatives of campaigns
  • Discussion
  • Vote
5:00Announcements, Housekeeping
Evening Event at 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 1
9:30 amCall to Order, Approval of Agenda
9:40Platform Committee report
9:50Bylaws Proposals -- reading only (should be written and available for distribution)
10:00Senate, Congressional and Legislative Campaigns
  • Reports from Candidates
  • Discussion
11:00Election of new SCC Officers
11:45Voting machines
12:00 noonFuture Meetings
12:10 pm50 minute Lunch Break
1:00Media and Organizing Tools
  • Next Partisan
  • Websites
  • Literature
1:40Resolutions (submitted in writing)
2:45Good and Welfare

For more information about the Peace and Freedom party in general, please visit our state web site, our Los Angeles County web site, or our newspaper's web site.

This page was last updated on 4 August 2004

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