The Peace and Freedom Party was founded on June 23, 1967 during the 1960’s civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements. By
1968 the group gained national recognition and dedicated their efforts towards achieving their platforms of a socialist, democratic,
feminist, and racially equal society. They organized mass groups and rallies to protest and support political candidates to
reform US political institutions.
They formed Tenant unions for renters. They organized food co-ops, free health clinics and newsletters for the public and
their followers. Additionally, they organized two successful statewide initiative campaigns. One in 1968, lowering the voting
age to 18, and another in 1972 to repeal the capital gains tax loophole.
They have also helped numerous political candidates run for office like Robert F. Kennedy and Eldridge Cleaver of the Black
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