Victor Tiffany, political activist: Victor has an MA in the Social Sciences from Binghamton University. He was active in the nuclear freeze campaign in the 1980s, and after the Citizens United v FEC decision he became active in the movement to amend the Constitution to overturn that and all related decisions. He has taken a leave of absence from his role as the senior columnist for The Amendment Gazette for the duration of this campaign. He wrote for the Syracuse Progressive Examiner until they went out of business in July of 2016. While studying the illegitimate Supreme Court decisions that granted the rights of individuals to associations and established the doctrine that money spent on electioneering is protected by the First Amendment, he became aware of how far from the Framers’ vision the United States has become. He resides in Ithaca, NY. The following is a talk given by Victor in February of 2015:
Garry Thomas, political reformer: peace activist and originator of the write-in idea. While not an organizer with Citizens Against Plutocracy, he realized the only way to prevent Senator Sanders from suing political parties that might want to nominate him to run on their ballot line is to organize a write-in campaign. He said, “if Bernie Sanders did not want to run as a third party candidate and be a ‘spoiler,’ there’s nothing to stop us from writing him in when we vote in November;” and the light bulb clicked on. Between that conversation and the launch of our strategy, we discovered primary season leverage. He also resides in Ithaca, NY.
Niko House, political activist and commentator: Niko is a former paralegal in the United States Army, where his job was to draft charges, help with investigations, and advise leadership in legal decision making. He is a former student at UNC at Chapel Hill where he was majoring in political science with a concentration of international relations. He is planning on attending law school to study real property, human rights, and constitutional law. He is 27 years old and he graduated high school in Fayetteville, NC.
Currently, Niko has put his education on hold in order travel the country and investigate the corruption that was going on within the both the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
Larry Snider, a political activist: Larry has spent the last 2 decades campaigning for progressive Democrats. He believes that unless there is a fundamental paradigm shift in America’s political establishments the issues that face today’s working class will never get resolved. In the past he has volunteered as a grassroots activist for MoveOn.org, Democracy for America and Progressive Democrats of America. During this time Larry has watched the movements to reform the Democratic Party come and go, none of which he feels was even remotely successful. During the 2016 Democratic presidential primary he volunteered for Bernie Sanders campaign and was active in the Bernie or Bust movement. Due to the open and blatant election fraud in the primary, that benefited Hillary Clinton, he found himself questioning if the Democratic Party still has the ability for reform. The silence of almost all elected democrats on the election fraud has caused Larry to leave the Democratic Party. He has spent the time since the primary was over forming Jacksonville, Florida’s first Green party local chapter. He currently serves as Co-chair of the local. Larry believes that one of the most effective ways to force the Democratic Party to reform is to create a 21st Century version of the Granger Movement. He is often heard saying either we vote the corporatist out in the primary or they lose the general.
Sabrina Giesler, educational and political activist: Sabrina has based her life in the study of children and education, backed by a desire to improve the quality of education for all children. A vigorous activist from the early age of 12, when moving from small town Colorado to the progressive energy of Los Angeles, California, and a new discovery of thought and personal philosophy were introduced. From that moment, everything from equal treatment for all to the environment to politics to marijuana legalization, became a part of the focus of her life. Sabrina has engaged and represented her ideals with actions like marching and campaigning for multiple candidates over the years, ongoing educational outreach efforts about the environment and the state of education itself, becoming the Secretary for Wyoming NORML, representing the Grassroots actions for the county of Carbon Wyoming and various other statewide endeavors in Wyoming on behalf of the 2016 Grassroots Revolution, on down to simply voicing progressive ideas where they are not so commonly heard. Now as a Mother of two, these ideals have been both superseded and yet made even more pressing. Her main tenant is that our children depend upon us to fight for their future. She believes that through efforts such as those made by groups like Revolt Against Plutocracy, through support of candidates actually representing the voices of their constituency, through forming a coalition of informed citizenry who refuse to accept the degradation of the environment, our children’s education, the starvation of uncountable children around the world, through all of these things, that WE CAN AND WILL CHANGE THE WORLD! ”
John Rachel, political activist, author: John has a B. A. in Philosophy, has traveled extensively, is a songwriter, music producer, and a writer. He has written eight novels and three political non-fiction books. His most recent polemic is “The Peace Dividend: The Most Controversial Proposal in the History of the World.” His political articles have appeared at OpEdNews, Greanville Post, and other media outlets. Currently in development is a new novel set in Japan, and another in Africa. Author Rachel has explored thirty-four countries since leaving America August of 2006. He is now somewhat rooted in a small traditional farming village in Japan near Osaka, where he proudly tends his small but promising vegetable garden.
Chris Christian, political activist and Wyoming horsewoman for over 45 years, in areas of speciality ranging from women and children’s rights – taking it as far as to place her personal home on the map of the underground railroad getting victims to safe houses – to medical marijuana reeducation and legislation – as founder of Wyoming’s NORML chapter and Director for three years – to working on a large number of Democratic campaigns through the years and including her own 2016 campaign in support and recognition of Bernie Sanders request for supporters to run in their local elections; Chris challenged the GOP incumbent, Marti Halverson, Wyoming State Congresswoman, in her local elections. An election which became an educational adventure, that provided Mrs. Christian a very close and personal experience with the undermining tactics that neocon-liberals will employ against True Progressives; “I have campaigned in the past most recently for a seat in the Wyoming House of Representatives – I received the smallest number of votes…” Christian is fond of stating, almost as a badge of honor for continuing always, the fight against the corruption of our political system. The latest undertaking by Mrs. Christian, now in her 70th decade, was an overnight, winter stay at Standing Rock, where her bio picture was taken.