U.S. Presidential Candidate Statements

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Gloria La Riva

GLORIA LA RIVA | Peace and Freedom

SUNIL FREEMAN, Vice President

We face unprecedented crises: economic collapse, COVID-19, environmental disaster, militarism and racism. Most deaths were preventable. Bailout funds went first to the rich corporations, leaving millions in desperate straits.

A national plan is urgently needed: Massive free testing, PPE, hazard pay for all workers; an income for every jobless person, through the pandemic. Cancel rents and mortgages for tenants, homeowners, small landlords and small businesses.

The billionaires and their two candidates insist that medical care remain a source of corporate profits. Abolish the parasitic medical insurance companies. Corporations and banks that make obscene trillion-dollar profits should be placed under public ownership. A job or income, housing, healthcare, education should be constitutional rights for all. Discrimination must end, whether based on race, gender, orientation, religion, immigration status, or disability.

Racism and police brutality continue whichever billionaire parties are in power. Freedom from oppression and exploitation can only be won through struggle. Free Leonard Peltier, Mumia Abu-Jamal and all political prisoners!

We need a foreign policy based on friendship and peace, not war. Bring U.S. forces home from 800 foreign bases. End sanctions/blockades against Cuba, Venezuela, Iran and other countries. Ban nuclear weapons.

Every gain for working people came through people organizing mass movements. We need to fight for reforms today, but ultimately we need socialism. Everyone knows who will win California's electoral votes. Use your vote to demonstrate that you support socialist solutions to the problems caused by the billionaires. Vote La Riva / Freeman!

2969 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110
Tel: (415) 915-9071
Email: info@LaRiva2020.com

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Donald J. Trump | REPUBLICAN

No candidate statement submitted

Email: NTrainer@DonaldTrump.com

Joseph Biden

JOSEPH BIDEN JR. | Democratic

KAMALA HARRIS, Vice President

Joe Biden is running to unite our country, rebuild the middle class, and restore the soul of our nation. We're facing unprecedented crises: pandemic, recession, racial injustice, and climate change. With experience and empathy, Biden will tackle them head-on, end the chaos, and rebuild a more just America.

Biden has spent his life in public service, fighting for working families. As Vice President, he led the Recovery Act, lifting us from recession, rescuing the auto industry, and sparking a record 113 months of job growth. He fought to pass the Affordable Care Act, protecting 100 million Americans with pre-existing conditions; helped seal the Paris Climate Accord; and launched the Cancer Moonshot, to end cancer as we know it. He defeated the NRA, twice; and wrote the landmark Violence Against Women Act, transforming how government supports survivors.

Biden has always brought people together to get big things done, and he'll beat today's crises to build our country back better. He'll implement a detailed plan to beat COVID, respecting science so we're never unprepared again. He'll expand the Affordable Care Act, making health care a right for everyone. He'll rebuild our economy, reviving manufacturing, building a clean energy future, and boosting child and elder care — making racial equity central to our recovery, and creating millions of good-paying jobs.

In a crisis, character is revealed; and today, the character of our country is on the ballot. Biden has the experience and heart to heal our divisions and restore America's promise for everyone.

P.O. Box 58174
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Email: info@JoeBiden.com

Jo Jorgensen

JO JORGENSEN | Libertarian

JEREMY "SPIKE" COHEN, Vice President

I'm running for President because I think you know what works for you and your family better than any politician or bureaucrat.

While over 2,500 miles separate California from Washington, DC, it sometimes feels that there is an even greater divide between Californians and the politicians who claim to represent them.

Perhaps that is why California, the first state to grant patients the right to medicate with cannabis, voted Libertarian in 2016 at a higher rate than ever before.

Californians have long been ahead of the pace of career politicians.

Just like those in California, Libertarians know it doesn't have to be this way.

We can reduce healthcare costs without putting government in charge of highly personal medical decisions and creating a one-size-fits-all system.

We can prioritize our national security without being involved in unnecessary foreign wars and stationing troops around the world in dozens of countries away from their families.

We can protect our communities without sacrificing freedom through failed initiatives like civil asset forfeiture, no-knock raids, qualified immunity, and the War on Drugs.

We can value necessary responsibility for workers and employers without endless barriers of entry to professions and new businesses.

We can balance the budget without raising taxes. By ending excessive government overspending, we can also eliminate the federal income tax.

I'm running for President not just to present a new way of addressing important issues.

I'm running because California deserves a better way — solutions that create real change for real people.

3620 Pelham Rd #300
Greenville, SC 29615
Tel: (415) 821-6171
Email: contact@Jo20.com

Howie Hawkins


ANGELA WALKER, Vice President

We need real solutions to life-or-death issues. Real solutions can't wait!

COVID-19 Pandemic — The accelerating growth of COVID-19 in the US shows that the two governing parties are presiding over a failed state. I will create a federal Test, Contact Trace, and Quarantine program to suppress community spread of the virus so we can safely re-open the economy and schools.

Police Brutality and Systemic Racism — I will push for community control of the police and enact a reparations program, including a massive federal investment in jobs, housing, schools, healthcare, and businesses in racially-oppressed communities that have been impoverished by generations of segregation, discrimination, and exploitation.

Economic Inequality — I will enact an Economic Bill of Rights to end poverty and economic despair, including a job guarantee, a guaranteed income above poverty, affordable housing, Medicare for All, free public education from pre-K through college, and doubling Social Security benefits for a secure retirement for every senior.

Climate Crisis — I will enact an emergency Green New Deal to achieve zero carbon emissions and 100% clean energy by 2030. I will ban fracking and new fossil fuel infrastructure.

Nuclear Arms Race — I will cut military spending by 75%, withdraw from the endless wars abroad, pledge no first use of nuclear weapons, and disarm to a minimum credible deterrent. On the basis of these tension-reducing peace initiatives, I will go to the other nuclear powers to negotiate complete and mutual nuclear disarmament.

For more information: www.howiehawkins.us.

P.O. Box 562
Syracuse, NY 13205
Tel: (315) 220-0101
Email: mobilize@howie2020.com

Roque De La Fuente

Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente | American Independent

Our Nation is at a crossroads. We’ve been led by politicians who were more focused on improving the quality of their lives than improving the quality of ours.

  • I would rather give credit than take it.
  • I see no value in insulting others.
  • I favor the Constitution over comments on Twitter.
  • I consult experts before reaching my decisions rather than acting on a whim.
  • I will not abuse the presidency for personal gain.
  • I will respect our Nation’s history, principles, and values.
  • I understand minority issues because I am a minority.
  • I understand the importance of paying a fair wage and providing healthcare benefits because I have witnessed the impact.
  • I understand the importance of paying a fair wage and providing healthcare benefits because I have witnessed the impact.
  • I care about the environment and have taken steps to improve it.
  • I understand the cost of education because I have five children.
  • I do not look at problems through a political or narcissistic lens; I look at them through a practical one.

We are suffering because of politicians who place party politics ahead of the people. Please help me change that by honoring me with your vote.

Email: info@rocky101.com

The order of the statements was determined by randomized drawing. Statements on this page were supplied by the candidates and have not been checked for accuracy. Each statement was voluntarily submitted and paid for by the candidate. Candidates who did not submit statements could otherwise be qualified to appear on the ballot.