2017 Convention in San Francisco


Margo Drgos, Acting Press Secretary
California National Party

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California National Party to Hold August Convention

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 11, 2017)  –  The California National Party has scheduled its next San Francisco convention for August 13 at the recently renovated Betty Ong Rec Center in Chinatown. This promises to be the largest gathering yet for California Independence Activists, with projected attendance of well over 100 party members and others interested in a free California.

The focus of the convention is twofold: 1) to allow candidates for party offices to speak before members as the election process begins, and 2) to start the revision process for the party’s official platform.

Several major issues affecting Californians will be discussed at presentations, including health care, women’s rights, the environment, and political reform. The CNP also opposes the many wars being carried out by the U.S. government. Continuous war, which Congress facilitated with the 2001 passage of Authorization for the Use of Military Force (Pub. L. 107-40) that was signed by President George W. Bush to fight the War on Terror, has fed the U.S. military industrial complex, virtually guaranteeing Americans will always be fighting overseas.

A key speaker at the convention to remark on this critical issue will be Cindy Sheehan, the 2012 Peace and Freedom Party vice presidential candidate who also had an unsuccessful bid for Congress in 2008. Sheehan lost her son in the Iraq War (2003–2011) and made national news when she protested outside President George W. Bush’s Texas ranch in 2005.

Sheehan is a board member for the California Freedom Coalition, a nonprofit think tank and lobbying group for California independence. Another CFC member who is the organization’s director of research and policy, Dave Marin, will also speak at the convention.

We are thrilled to have Dave Marin, the author of the new California Independence Initiative, attend our convention,” remarked California National Party Chairperson Theo Slater, adding that Marin “will speak on the initiative and then participate with a panel of other prominent California Independence leaders in a discussion and Q&A.”

Slater added, “The San Francisco convention represents a coming of age for the CNP.  We will renew our commitment to democracy and peaceful activism by electing new party leadership and improving our platform to better meet the needs of all California stakeholders.”

The party plans to meet again next spring, and at that convention they will continue to refine their platform, as well as revise the bylaws.

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The California National Party (CNP) is a grassroots political party that advocates Californian independence on a “pragmatic progressive” platform designed to grow California’s economy, protect her people, and preserve her natural environment. You may read the party’s platform at https://votecnpstg.wpenginepowered.com/platform.

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