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United States of America — Peace and Freedom PartyCandidate for President

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Gloria La Riva

Retired type setter, community & anti-war activist
4,481 votes (67.2%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Make the essentials of life into constitutional rights—food, housing, water, education, health care and a job or basic income can be guaranteed rights
  • For the Earth to live, capitalism must be replaced by a socialist system
  • End racism, police brutality, mass incarceration—pay reparations to the African American community

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California (3)

What financing method(s) would you support to repair or improve roads, rails, ports, airports, the electrical grid, and other infrastructure in the U.S.?
Answer from Gloria La Riva:
End U.S. wars, blockades, sanctions and occupations. Convert the Pentagon budget to meet people's needs. End mass incarceration. Stop the deportations, shut down the jails that imprison children and their parents. Instead of bailing out the banks as was done in 2008, cancel all student debt. Declare an emergency on health care and housing, moratorium on evictions, create massive jobs programs to rehabilitate blighted cities, with youth apprenticeships in construction.
What programs or legislation, if any, would you support to help Americans of all ages to secure affordable health care?
Answer from Gloria La Riva:

 

The people of the United States really need free, universal access to quality health care. One in seven people in the U.S. are denied access to health care—47 million people in the world’s richest country. Most of the 250 million insured are criminally underinsured. Each year, over 100,000 people in the U.S. die from preventable health complications. 60% of all foreclosures are due to the cost of a medical emergency. Abolish the insurance companies, they do nothing to provide health care, they are a parasitical block to health care. Greatly raise taxes on the major corporations and very wealthy individuals. Dismantle the military-industrial complex and use that money for health care instead. Create a universal health care system to eliminate the huge costs (and the constant stress created by them) that many retired and disabled people are forced to pay for medicines and treatment in general. Take over the banks to provide the trillion dollar funding for all peoples needs. The banks are responsible for foreclosing on peoples homes and shutting down factories.

Describe an immigration policy that you would support if presented to the President.
Answer from Gloria La Riva:

Immigrants have built this country. I absolutely oppose the divisions created against our brothers and sisters south of the U.S.-Mexico border. The scapegoating of immigrants is promoted by politicians and corporations that in reality have grown rich and powerful by exploiting other countries. This is the biggest cause of immigration, whether it is NAFTA, or U.S. proxy and direct wars in Central America, or U.S.-backed coups as in Honduras in 2009, or the economic exploitation of Haiti and refusal to help the Haitian people after natural disasters, I support the right of immigrants and refugees to immediate, full legalization.

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