Moving Toward Socialism with a Left Unity Slate – Peace And Freedom And Green Party In The June California Primary – Laura Wells April 17, 2022 10:30 AM Pacific Time
Laura Wells will discuss the historic decision this year in which the Green Party and the Peace and Freedom Party created a Left Unity Slate of statewide candidates for the June 7, 2022 primary in California. This cooperative strategy was based on the many shared values between the two parties, all of which will save lives, money, and the planet. Among the values are a single-payer “Medicare for All” healthcare system, real justice not increasing criminalization, truly affordable housing, public ownership of energy, ending wars for profit, public banking, and a comprehensive climate plan including meaningful work that provides a living without destroying the planet.
Topics to discuss include the challenges and successes of these two progressive socialist and eco-socialist parties, and ultimately, the question of what does it really take to shift our states and nations toward socialist values for the survival of people and planet?
Laura Wells is a political activist in California and in solidarity with Latin America. She has been an organizer and a candidate for the Green Party, and is running again for state Controller in 2022. She also ran for Congress in 2018, and governor after the global financial meltdown in 2010. A former financial systems analyst, Laura focuses her platform on taxing the rich, public banking, reforming Proposition 13, and saving money and lives with an improved Medicare for All healthcare system.
For a list of the Left Unity Slate candidates, see https://leftunityslate.org/, and for Laura’s blog and campaign website, see https://laurawells.org/