2012 General Election Voters' Guide
Federal

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Peta Lindsay / Yari Osorio

President
Elected Experience: No information submitted

Other Professional Experience: Founding member, PSL; member, PSL's Central Committee

Education: BA in History/African American studies, Howard University, 2008. Pursuing master's degree in education from the University of Southern California.

Community Service: Lindsay has helped to lead countless demonstrations across the country against imperialist wars, racism, tuition hikes, and for women's rights and the Palestinian people's right to self-determination. She has been a tireless advocate for the rights of working people. Was an organizer with the Philadelphia Student Union, 1996-98, the Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League, 1999-2001,and the ANSWER coalition, since 2001. Recently helped form Women Organized to Resist and Defend.

 

Vice President
Elected Experience: No information submitted

Other Professional Experience: Certified EMT; Writer, Liberation News

Education: BA, Forensic Psychology, John Jay City University of New York

Community Service: Born in Cali, Colombia, Osorio immigrated to the United States at age three. Now a U.S. citizen, he grew up undocumented. Harsh anti-immigrant policies propelled Osorio to become an advocate for social and economic justice. He is a volunteer organizer in the ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) and organizes against New York City's "stop and frisk" policy. In October 2011, he was arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge with 700 others as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement.


Statement: After causing the greatest crisis for working people since the Great Depression, with millions of layoffs and foreclosures, the banks not only received a massive public bailout, but have been making enormous profits. The Lindsay/Osorio campaign calls for seizing the banks to solve the crises of jobs, housing, healthcare and education that the majority of people confront.

Federal, state and local funding for education, health care assistance, childcare and other social services are being slashed year after year. Why? The politicians say that there is no money. That's a lie. The banks are sitting on trillions of dollars. Corporations are reaping great profits but paying next to nothing in taxes. The government spends more than a $1 trillion every year on war, occupation and 900 military bases around the world.

The Lindsay/Osorio campaign has a ten-point program that speaks to the needs of the 99 percent, not the 1 percent who own the banks and corporations. We call for a job, free healthcare, affordable housing and free education to be constitutional rights; an end to war, sanctions and occupation; stopping racist police brutality and mass incarceration; defending our unions; full equality for women and LGBT people; forgiving student and mortgage debt; full rights for all immigrants; and an economic plan to sharply cut greenhouse gases, clean up the environment and build a massive renewable energy network.

The elections cannot solve the problems we face. Our campaign is part of the people's movement in the schools, workplaces and streets. We are fighting for a different world where no one is hungry, homeless or deprived of health care, housing or education while a few live in obscene luxury. We are building a movement for socialism. Join us, vote for Peta Lindsay for President and Yari Osorio for Vice President.

Contact:
(206) 367-3820