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Roseanne Barr/Cindy Sheehan 2012

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Roseanne for President Press Release

Contacts: Cat Woods 415-218-8138
July 29, 2012

Roseanne Barr announced that Cindy Sheehan will be her running mate in her bid for the Peace and Freedom Party's nomination for President. Sheehan is an anti-war activist who first gained national attention for her protest camp outside then-President Bush's Texas ranch.

Barr said, "Cindy and I are the "Throw the Bums Out' ticket and the "Ballot Access' ticket. We want people to register in the Peace and Freedom Party so that the party can keep its ballot status in California." After the passage of the "Top Two primary" in 2010, alternative political parties lost one of their ways of staying on the ballot. The Peace and Freedom Party needs approximately 40,000 more registrants to maintain its ballot status beyond 2014. "We also want people to start Peace and Freedom Parties in other states," added Barr.

Former Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, who has been working closely with Barr on this campaign, commented, "Access to the ballot is a civil rights issue that needs attention across the country. If voters only have two choices, both of which represent the same interests, then we don't really have a democracy." McKinney went on to describe a higher standard of democracy, "When I was in Congress, I promoted proportional representation for legislatures. This is the only way to make our democracy representative of the people, rather than the corporate donors."
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The Peace & Freedom Party nominating convention takes place on Saturday August 4th in Los Angeles. Cat Woods, an officer of the Peace & Freedom Party, echoed Barr on the party's emphasis on ballot access. She said that the party hoped to "draw attention to the ongoing erosion of alternative parties' access to the ballot and how this directly deprives voters of control of their government."

When asked whether she supported the Barr ticket, Woods added, "Our party needs to reach a wider audience with its message of socialist solutions. Roseanne Barr and Cindy Sheehan can bring that."

Responding to charges that she could "steal votes" from Obama or "spoil the election," Barr said, "The American people are sick and tired of this "lesser evil' garbage they get fed every election year. Both the Democrats and the Republicans do the same evils once they're in office. I'm here to tell the voters: if you want to tell the government and the two domineering parties that you're sick and tired of all their evil, register in the Peace and Freedom Party and vote for me and Cindy."

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but Barr is an idiot.  Sheehan is not very fa... by Doc McCoy on Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012 at 11:41:28 AM
And I would rather have either one of them in offi... by Jon Gold on Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012 at 12:43:51 PM
You're the idiot!  I say the more the merrier... by Ronnie Roberts on Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012 at 4:06:47 PM
just call him evil because that is what he is. ... by zon moy on Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012 at 6:53:13 PM
 we all try to understand  that 'evil' p... by Mark Sashine on Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012 at 7:39:48 PM
this Johnson fellow is a libertarian.  I look... by Lester Shepherd on Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012 at 9:05:06 PM
You support mass murders, thugs, corruption, and t... by Daniel Geery on Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 at 8:56:47 AM
Gary Johnson, who was Governor of New Mexico for e... by Gary Kutcher on Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012 at 12:58:42 PM
I hit the post button by accident before I was rea... by Gary Kutcher on Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012 at 1:17:13 PM
Gary Johnson, who was Governor of New Mexico... by Gary Kutcher on Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012 at 1:10:14 PM
unfortunately, no third party candidate has much o... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 at 12:37:33 PM
    Yes, Mark, it wo... by Gary Kutcher on Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 at 3:19:22 PM
   That's not the same Roseanne Barr on ... by Bob Gormley on Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012 at 4:12:44 PM
 I love and admire Cindy Sheehan. Rosanne... ... by Mark Sashine on Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012 at 4:37:42 PM
  Mark,       I... by Bob Gormley on Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012 at 5:43:43 PM
...but she was soundly defeated at the convention ... by David McCorquodale on Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 at 3:05:45 PM