- Gloria La Riva
name = Gloria La Riva
caption = Gloria La Riva addresses antiwar protesters in Hollywood, California on March 15, 2008.
known_for = 2008 presidential candidate
nationality = American
Gloria Estela La Riva (b. August 13, 1954 in Albuquerque,
New Mexico) is an American politician associated with the Party for Socialism and Liberation. She is currently their 2008 presidential candidate [cite press release |title=Vote PSL in 2008! |publisher=Party for Socialism and Liberation |date= 2008- 01-18|url=http://www.pslweb.org/site/News2/618315102?page=NewsArticle&id=7993&news_iv_ctrl=1261 |accessdate=2008-01-20] and was also vying for the nomination of the Peace and Freedom Party in California, but lost the bid to Ralph Nader. [cite news |first=George |last=Watson |title=State could shape primaries |url=http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_7867951 |work=San Bernardino County Sun |date= 2008- 01-02|accessdate=2008-01-20] La Riva launched her presidential campaign in January 2008, with Eugene Puryearrunning alongside her for vice president.
La Riva was first a third-party candidate for
President of the United Statesin the United States presidential election, 1992, representing the Workers World Party. She had also been the Workers World vice-presidential candidate in the elections of 1984, 1988, 1996, and 2000. She joined the Party for Socialism and Liberationin its split from the Workers World Party in 2004.
La Riva was also the Peace and Freedom Party candidate for
Governor of Californiain the 1994 receiving 72,774 votes (0.9%). She ran again in the 1998 gubernatorial elections capturing 59,218 votes (0.71%).
La Riva has also been the director of the National Committee to Free the
Cuban Five, and president of the typographical sector of the Northern California Media Workers Union. [cite web |url=http://www.mediaworkers.org/index.php?ID=PageLocal&lid=4378&SB=sb-menu-about&TI=Officers |title=Media Workers Guild, Typographical Union - Officers and Staff |accessdate=2008-05-27]
She also translated
Fidel Castro's book "Cuba at the Crossroads" (1997) ISBN 1-875284-94-X, and produced the documentary videos "NATO Targets," "Workers' Democracy in Cuba" (1996), "Genocide by Sanctions: The Case of Iraq" (1998) and "Let Iraq Live!"
* [http://www.votepsl.org/ 2008 campaign website]
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