Durham-López campaign statement: A queer rights platform to take PRIDE in

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Are you fed up with empty promises and big-money control of the elections? Throw your support behind candidates with bold, unconventional and practical solutions to the economic crisis and the escalating attacks on civil rights. The Freedom Socialist Party campaign of Stephen Durham for president and Christina López for vice president has a platform that prioritizes survival issues facing queers, women, people of color, and immigrants. Durham and López call for taxing the super rich to pay for basic social needs.

Full Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender equality NOW.
The FSP candidates support passage of an Equal Rights Amendment banning all forms of discrimination based on gender, gender-identity and sexual orientation under the Constitution. Unlike President Obama, their support for same sex marriage did not “evolve” just in time to solicit votes and dollars from the gay community for the November election.

Quality healthcare, education and jobs.
Durham and López call for: a national public works jobs program and passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act; nationalized healthcare plus an end to discrimination in hospital visitation and family law; and quality education with school policies that protect the lives and rights of LGBTQ youth.

Cast a protest vote, build a movement!
The Democrats and Republicans play good cop/bad cop, but both slash social services while upholding a capitalist system that concentrates wealth in the hands of the 1%. Voting for the “lesser evil” directly contributes to both parties’ march to the right -– by refusing to vote for business as usual, you can help push the debate to the left. Vote against war, injustice and austerity and for Durham/López!

LGBT endorsers (partial list): Jeri Deitrick, board member, Mazer Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles • Patrick Haggerty, gay rights activist, musician, Bremerton, WA • Laura Love, singer, musician, songwriter, Okanogan, WA • Moisés Montoya, Occupy Oakland Labor Solidarity Work Group • John O’Brien, Gay and labor activist, Stonewall participant, Los Angeles • Bob Schwartz, Gay Liberation Network, Chicago • Emily Woo Yamasaki, New York Radical Women Organizer
*affiliations listed for identification only

Durham and López take PRIDE in a queer, feminist and workingclass platform.

National campaign office:
4710 University Way NE, #100
Seattle, WA 98105
206-985-4621 • VoteSocialism@gmail.com
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