Political Party Statements of Purpose

American Independent

The American Independent Party is the party of ordered liberty in a nation under God. We believe in strict adherence to written law. We believe the Constitution is the contract America has with itself. Its willful distortion has led to the violation of our Tenth Amendment guaranteed right to limited government—which inevitably requires oppressive taxation. Its faithful application will lift that burden.

Freed from the lawless oppression of Progressive rule, we may then compassionately and justly use our energy and ingenuity to provide for ourselves and our families. We will then establish truly free and responsible enterprise and reassert the basic human right to property.

We believe in protecting all human life however weak, defenseless, or disheartened; endorse the family as the essential bulwark of liberty, compassion, responsibility, and industry; and declare the family's right and responsibility to nurture, discipline, and educate their children.

We assert the absolute, concurrent Second Amendment guaranteed individual right to self defense coupled with a strong common defense, a common defense which requires a national sovereignty not damaged by imprudent treaties. We oppose all illegal immigration.

We support secure borders and immigration policies inviting the best of the world to join us in freedom.

American Independent Party of California
476 Deodara Street
Vacaville, CA 95688-2637
(707) 359-4884
Email: markyavelli@gmail.com
Website: www.aipca.org

Democratic Party

Democrats are leading the charge for a strong California economy where everyone has a chance to get ahead.

Under the leadership of Gov. Jerry Brown, Democrats have delivered a balanced budget, stopped the cuts to education, and expanded access to affordable health care for families.

Democrats want to keep college affordable for the middle class and win back the California dream.

We believe that schools and local public safety are important priorities that must be protected.

We are working to fight global warming, protect communities from pollution, and increase investment in renewable energy.

Democrats know that our state works best when all Californians are given the same opportunity to succeed, no matter their race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or national origin.

With your help, Democrats will continue to lead the charge.

Please visit us at www.cadem.org to learn more.

John L. Burton, Chair
California Democratic Party
1830 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
Email: info@cadem.org
Website: www.cadem.org
Facebook: facebook.com/cadems
Twitter: twitter.com/CA_Dem

Green Party

The Green Party supports viable solutions to our greatest challenges, from climate change and drought, to historic income and wealth inequality.

In California, 71 Greens hold elected office. Voting Green means rejection of austerity against the poor, and support for equity, justice and sustainability. A Green Party government will mean:


  • A Solar California, with energy efficiency, conservation and publicly-owned safe, clean renewable energy
  • Fossil fuel taxes, public transit, eco-cities
  • Closing Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant


  • Protecting and replenishing our groundwater and aquifers
  • Harvesting rainwater, embracing greywater
  • Water efficiency and conservation


  • Ending poverty through green living wage jobs, affordable housing, single-payer health care, workers' rights and food security for all
  • A publicly-owned state bank to invest in California instead of Wall Street
  • Education instead of incarceration, and tuition-free public college/university, by reforming Proposition 13 and progressive taxation


  • Black Lives Matter, police accountability, gun control/safety
  • Abolishing the death penalty, ending private prisons, a moratorium on prison construction
  • Legalizing marijuana


  • Eliminating corporate money through publicly-financed elections
  • More democracy and fuller representation through proportional representation for state legislature and Congress, and ranked choice voting for statewide executive office
  • Overturning Top Two

Register Green. Vote Green.

Green Party of California
P.O. Box 160, Station A
Richmond, CA 94808
(916) 448-3437
E-mail: gpca@cagreens.org
Website: www.cagreens.org

Libertarian Party

Libertarians stand for something: Freedom.

We believe that the most peaceful, most prosperous, most socially fair and tolerant and progressive society is one that solves its problems without government force. We believe that social woes like inaccessible healthcare, inadequate social justice, economic instability, and racial disparity are caused and perpetuated by officials who would rather increase their power instead of truly solving any problems.

We believe in all freedoms. For over four decades, the Libertarian Party has been the feet on the ground advancing once radical issues like marijuana legalization, gay marriage, gun rights, closing the Federal Reserve, school choice, transportation competition, ending mandatory minimum sentences, and ending eminent domain. We oppose foreign wars and want to bring our troops home from overseas.

We want to end graft that robs the poor, destroys honest businesses and corrupts education, police, courts and elections. We believe that Americans are being taxed to death to support a failed system full of waste and corruption.

We must stop giving money and power to the same people who have caused the problems we face today.

It's time for a big change. If you are tired of throwing away your vote, send a message—Vote Libertarian.

Ted Brown, Chair
Libertarian Party of California
770 L Street, Suite 950
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 446-1776
Email: office@ca.lp.org
Website: http://ca.lp.org

Peace and Freedom Party

The Peace and Freedom Party is a working-class party in a country run by and for the wealthy and their corporations. We should not have to sacrifice our health, our livelihoods, and our planet for our bosses' profits. We can tax the rich, whose wealth is created by workers, to pay for society's needs.

We favor:

Social justice & equality: *Free universal health care for all. *Decent jobs and labor rights for all. *Free education for everyone, preschool through university. *Ending all discrimination. *Comprehensive services for disabled people. *Marriage equality. *Full rights for immigrants.

Justice reform: *Abolishing the death penalty. *Stopping police abuse and prison torture.

Peace: *Bringing the troops home now. *Ending drone attacks.

Environment: *Reversing climate change. *Restoring and protecting the environment.

Legislative: *Repealing California’s “top two” election law, restoring voters’ choices in the general elections. * Legalizing marijuana.

While capitalism puts the wealthy first we will continue to suffer war, police brutality, low wages, unsafe workplaces, and pollution. We advocate socialism, the ownership and democratic control of the economy by working people. By joining together to take back our industries and natural resources, we can make progress for the common good.

Register Peace and Freedom Party!

Peace and Freedom Party
P.O. Box 24764
Oakland, CA 94623
(510) 465-9414
Email: info@peaceandfreedom.org
Website: www.peaceandfreedom.org

Republican Party

The Republican Party is fighting to keep California families safe from those who seek to harm us. The Republican Party is working to restore our state as the leader in economic growth and job creation by cutting taxes and eliminating red tape.

The California Republican Party recognizes that the cost of living is harming Californians' ability to provide a good life for their families. We seek to make the American Dream in California affordable once again.

We believe in democracy, freedom, and the power of the American people, not a few powerful politicians. California should be a state where residents feel safe to run their businesses and raise their families.

Being a Republican means you believe in a future where good jobs are plentiful, streets are safe from crime, our country is protected from terrorism, and every child has access to world class teachers and schools.

Republicans believe in teachers, not politicians. Voting Republican helps California build an education system that puts children first.

Our doors are open to you and we hope you will make the decision today to protect, improve, and build California by joining the California Republican Party. Visit us at www.cagop.org to learn more.

California Republican Party
1001 K St 4th Fl.
Sacramento, CA 95814
Tel: (916) 448-9496