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Victorious Freedom Party announces February founding convention

Charles Barron | 4/12/2011, 5:28 p.m.

"...it wasn't all frivolity and jocularity, particularly when Councilman Barron hammered away at Cuomo...Barron of the Freedom Party said 'asking Cuomo or Paladin to end corruption is like asking an arsonist to help put out fires.'"

--Herb Boyd

New York Amsterdam News

"Debate: Freedom Party's Charles Barron--Steals Show!

--Black Star News

"...at the seven-way gubernatorial debate, [Barron] was more polished than Paladino, more coherent than McMillan and more consistently substantive than Cuomo."

--City Hall News

Enough said! So where do we go from here? Well, with over 43,000 signatures and 20,000 voters, we have now given birth to the Freedom Party. Let's get ready for the Founding Convention, which will hammer out issues on single-payer health care for all, stopping police brutality, increased funding for public hospitals, housing and education, freeing of political prisoners, reparations now, progressive immigration policies, economic development and job creation and an equitable distribution of wealth and income--just to name a few.

I want to thank all of the volunteers who worked so hard on this campaign. Your efforts have given us the opportunity of a lifetime to build a mass-based people's movement for dignity, self-respect and self-determination. Remember, our struggle may be long, but victory is certain.

See you all at the convention!