Oct
30

States Where I’m on the Ballot and Official Write-In

These First Three States I’m actually on the Ballot

California, Colorado and Florida

Write-in Ballot Access in the Following States More States will be added later today

Alabama
Alaska
Delaware
Idaho
Iowa
Kansas
Minnesota
Montana
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Utah
Vermont
Washington
West Virginia
Wyoming

Oct
23

Organizers of Free and Equal Debates are Just as Exclusionary

In allowing only four minor-party candidates to share the stage, the organizers of tonight’s Free & Equal debate are being as exclusionary as the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) was in limiting the three nationally-televised debates to President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. It’s shameful, especially since two of tonight’s participants — the Constitution Party’s Virgil Goode and Rocky Anderson of the fledgling Justice Party — aren’t on the ballot in enough states to theoretically win on November 6th.

On the other hand, I represent a party with a much longer history than any of tonight’s participants. Unlike former Congressman Goode and ex-Salt Lake City Mayor Anderson, I am on the ballot in the most populous state in the country and, in addition to vote-rich Florida and Colorado, will have write-in status in enough states to “mathematically” Occupy the White House on November 6th.

Oct
13

My Campaign Ad

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Sep
28

My Speech at Oaksterdam

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Roseanne’s appearance was threefold: She pushed for total legalization of the marijuana plant as well as donations and voters for her newly adopted political party (a push to be a Green Party candidate didn’t go so well).

“Marijuana should be totally legal,” she said. “We live in a free country, so it should be legal to smoke marijuana and drink.”

Barr is running on a ticket with antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan, who Bay Area voters may remember from her 2008 bid to unseat then-House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Her appearance in Oakland was initially scheduled to be a fundraiser at a private home, but when Oaksterdam officials found out she’d be in town, they invited her to the downtown campus of the marijuana school, one of the federal goverment’s victims in the recent crackdown on state-legal weed.

Read the rest of “Roseanne Barr And Marijuana: Former TV Star Campaigns In Oakland” on The Huffington Post…

Sep
28

Contra Costa Times Sept 27 2012

In Oakland visit, presidential candidate Roseanne Barr says marijuana should be ‘totally legal’

By Kristin J. Bender and Josh Richman
Bay Area News Group San Jose Mercury News
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ContraCostaTimes.com

OAKLAND — Peace and Freedom Party presidential nominee Roseanne Barr came to Oaksterdam on Thursday evening to distance herself from President Barack Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney and their stance against marijuana.

The comedienne and former television star held her town-hall meeting, “The Political Future of Medical Marijuana,” in front a standing-room-only crowd of about 200 at Oaksterdam University. Barr said legalizing marijuana is the “way to end the drug wars and stop the monopoly of the subsidized prison systems.”

Barr, along with vice presidential running mate and anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, are running a symbolic campaign in that the pair are not on the ballot in enough states to win.

The appearance on Thursday was not only a push for money but a push for voters. Changes to election law make it so the party must nearly double its registration by the end of 2014 to stay on the ballot.

“Thank you for breaking through your mind control programming (and coming to the town-hall meeting) and having some free thought,” she told the crowd. “Marijuana really does help you break through that and remember what is important.”

The crowd reacted with thunderous applause and chants of “Rosie, Rosie, Rosie.”

The 59-year-old Barr said she has glaucoma and has smoked marijuana for several years.

“I have a prescription and I absolutely do smoke marijuana, I have for most of my life,” she said. “Marijuana should be totally legal. We live in a free country, so it should be legal to smoke marijuana and drink.”

A nut farmer in Hawaii, Barr said that if she could easily grow hemp, she would “employ hundreds of thousands of Americans.”

As for her critics, who call her campaign a publicity stunt to push the marijuana agenda, she said, “I’m not doing it for publicity because my political views have ended my career.”

In her speech Thursday, she stood with medical marijuana activists who have criticized Obama for backing off on what they believed was a promise to leave dispensaries alone in states where they are legal.

The Barr-Sheehan pair are using their run as a means of boosting the Peace and Freedom Party’s voter registration in California; the party needs roughly 43,000 more registrants to maintain its ballot status beyond 2014. She wants people to write her name on the November ballot.

Sheehan is best known for camping outside President George W. Bush’s Texas ranch in 2005 after her son, U.S. Army Specialist Casey Sheehan, was killed by enemy fire in the Iraq War.

That Barr came to Oaksterdam was really a “fluke,” said Dale Sky Jones, the university’s executive chancellor. Jones said Oaksterdam was a natural place for Barr to hold her town hall meeting and invited her to speak there when they learned she was coming to Oakland a few weeks ago.

“It is remarkable that this issue is more popular than any politician on any ballot,” Jones said.

But Barr also said she chose to bring her town-hall meeting to Oakland because of the federal raid on Oaksterdam.

Earlier this year, Oaksterdam founder Richard Lee, one of the nation’s foremost medical marijuana advocates, relinquished ownership of his medical marijuana-related businesses, including Oaksterdam University, following a federal raid on his home and his four downtown stores.

On April 2, federal authorities, including agents with the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Internal Revenue Service, raided Lee’s home near Lake Merritt and the stores, hauling away computers, files and pot plants, and leaving behind little more than office furniture. The raid was the highest profile move against California’s medical marijuana establishment since last October when the state’s U.S. attorneys announced new enforcement measures that have resulted in dozens of dispensaries closing statewide.

Oaksterdam was the nation’s first cannabis industry trade school when it opened in 2007. It still holds about 10 classes but is only “surviving, not thriving” in the wake of the federal raid, Jones said.

Barr spoke for less than 15 minutes, and at times shouted passionately.

“Without mind control (from the two parties),” she said, “people would demand a representational government that works for the pursuit of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

Contact Kristin J. Bender at kbender@bayareanewsgroup.com. Follow her on Twitter.com/kjbender. Josh Richman covers politics. Contact him at 510-208-6428. Follow him at Twitter.com/josh_richman. Read the Political Blotter at IBAbuzz.com/politics.

Sep
12

Come Meet Me Sept 22 Venice CA

Come meet YOUR Presidential Candidate, Roseanne Barr, at The Church in Ocean Park on Saturday, September 22nd at 7:00 pm. This event is co-sponsored by the Barr/Sheehan 2012 campaign & the Venice chapter of the Peace and Freedom Party. Join us for a real discussion of real issues and be sure to register as a Peace and Freedom Party member! The 99% deserve a third party that represents YOU!

Aug
09

Vote for Me 2012

Looking for a third choice come November? Well, Roseanne Barr is running for president, and she’s got a message for anyone hoping to ‘get something back for your taxes.’ Vote for Me 2012

Aug
09

Peace and Freedom on the CA Ballot

Keep the Peace and Freedom Party on the California Ballot

TO:

The People of the State of California/Registered Voters

The signing of this petition is of paramount importance because there needs to be voices other than those of the Democratic and Republican Parties…which do not represent real choices. President Obama has taken more money from Bain Capital than has Mitt Romney. He took more Banker money in the last Selection Cycle than did John McCain. President Obama Insisted that the incarceration provisions in the NDAA remain in the Bill, he has Droned people in three years much more than Bush did in eight, he appointed Michael Taylor of Monsanto to be head of FOOD at the FDA, has held fewer Press Conferences than Bush, opened up more War Fronts, is lying about Syria and Libya (now we hear of moveable WMD in Syria, just like Iraq), he has Terror Tuesdays (described by the NY Times) where, with unnamed NSC staffers, he decides whom to assassinate anywhere in the world..including US Citizens. Mitt Romney will be/would be an equal Horror.
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