Thank you to everyone who donated to #Erik4SOS.

On June 5th, 2018 we received 48,483 votes! That is nearly 50,000 people who are aware of the incredible lack of democracy our current electoral system contains. We need radical systemic change. As we move on to the General Election please continue to vote for this change by supporting three Green Party members who won the California June 5th Primary. Laura Wells for Congress District 13, Rodolfo Cortes Barragan for Congress District 40 and Kenneth Mejia for Congress District 34!

Thank you again for your support. Our average donation for the entirety of the campaign was $15 in small contributions. We ran a grassroots corporate-free campaign and challenged the California Democratic Party's Incumbent Alex Padilla for his roll in the election fraud committed against Bernie Sanders supporters in the California Democratic Primary in 2016. A better world is possible... we must fight for that world and never compromise our values and integrity for political expediency. 

Solidarity,

Erik Rydberg



I ran for Delegate for Bernie Sanders in 2016. I witnessed what can happen if your Secretary of State is bought by corporate interests. We are on the ballot with an average donation of $64 as of March 9th! Vote for #Erik4SOS June 5th, 2018 in the California Primary so I can defend democracy and protect your vote!

As our state's Chief Elections Officer it will be my job is see to it that every single vote is counted. As Secretary of State I will push for 100% Hand Counted Paper Ballots and Mandatory Recounts to ensure that your vote has been counted accurately, thoroughly and with the utmost transparency. I will keep the state's key documents including the Constitution, the Great Seal and the State Archives. I will keep watch over Corporations and Non-Profit Organizations as they apply for their charters with the Secretary of State’s office.

As an indigenous person whose family has been living on the Sonoma coastline of California for thousands of years I have a deep respect for tradition. One of the oldest traditions of this continent is Democracy. The oldest still functioning democracy in the world belongs to the Iroquois Confederacy. I intend to honor this decision making process and to honor where it came from as California's Secretary of State. Democracy is the backbone of any just and free society and must be protected from those who would attempt to dishonor and manipulate it. Every vote must be counted, every time. As your next Secretary of State I will ensure that every vote cast by California citizens is counted and verifiable. 

In Solidarity,

Your unapologetically Green, Corporate-Free Candidate... Erik Rydberg

#Erik4SOS #DefendDemocracyProtectTheVote





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  • endorsed

    “Erik cares deeply about truth and fairness in government and his day to day living in the world.”

  • endorsed

    “Erik, sending good vibes from Florida! I endorse this candidate because his values and commitment to people over profit will make him the best candidate! Go Erik!”

  • endorsed

    “Hand counted paper ballots with oversight could help the current rigged election process. Alex Padilla did a horrible job with the primary. We watched in all 58 counties. #BallotsForBernie”

  • endorsed

    “He’s got his head on straight”

  • endorsed

    “he is not owned by corporate interests, and will work for the people, not just the 1%”

  • endorsed

    “Now, more than ever, we need to take back our democracy. The current administration wishes to be our first official dictator, Making Babylon Great Again! The Republicant party wants to suppress votes. Gerrymandering has got to be reversed as well. Arnold Schwartzenberger has a campaign here to do just that, so look that up too. The planet is in trouble like never before, all hands on deck. Get active. Support candidates who "get it." Bernie was all about lots of small donations. Give what you can! Good luck Erik.”

  • endorsed

    “Taking back our democracy from the Plutocracy starts here...with taking back the power to hold free and fair elections. Best of luck from the state of Maine!”

  • endorsed

    “I support Erik Rydberg as a candidate for Secretary of State in CA because he is Indigenous, works hard for righteous causes and would insure that ALL VOTES GET COUNTED in CA, unlike this past 2016 primary.”

  • endorsed

    “Erik is an honest, hard-working, rock-solid activist with tons of energy, commitment and integrity. He would make an AMAZING Secretary of State. He has my vote.”

  • endorsed

    “A Sec. of state not backed or funded by the two corporate political parties.”

July 3, 2018

Thank you to everyone who donated to #Erik4SOS

On June 5th, 2018 we received 48,483 votes! That is nearly 50,000 people who are aware of the incredible lack of democracy our current electoral system contains. We need radical systemic change. As we move on to the General Election please continue to vote for this change by supporting three Green Party members that won the June 5th Primary. Laura Wells for Congress District 13, Rodolfo Cortes Barragan for Congress District 40 and Kenneth Mejia for Congress District 34!


Thank you again for your support. A better world is possible... we must create that world.


Solidarity,

Erik Rydberg

Campaign created!

Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • endorsed

    “Erik cares deeply about truth and fairness in government and his day to day living in the world.”

  • endorsed

    “Erik, sending good vibes from Florida! I endorse this candidate because his values and commitment to people over profit will make him the best candidate! Go Erik!”

  • endorsed

    “Hand counted paper ballots with oversight could help the current rigged election process. Alex Padilla did a horrible job with the primary. We watched in all 58 counties. #BallotsForBernie”

  • endorsed

    “He’s got his head on straight”

  • endorsed

    “he is not owned by corporate interests, and will work for the people, not just the 1%”

  • endorsed

    “Now, more than ever, we need to take back our democracy. The current administration wishes to be our first official dictator, Making Babylon Great Again! The Republicant party wants to suppress votes. Gerrymandering has got to be reversed as well. Arnold Schwartzenberger has a campaign here to do just that, so look that up too. The planet is in trouble like never before, all hands on deck. Get active. Support candidates who "get it." Bernie was all about lots of small donations. Give what you can! Good luck Erik.”

  • endorsed

    “Taking back our democracy from the Plutocracy starts here...with taking back the power to hold free and fair elections. Best of luck from the state of Maine!”

  • endorsed

    “I support Erik Rydberg as a candidate for Secretary of State in CA because he is Indigenous, works hard for righteous causes and would insure that ALL VOTES GET COUNTED in CA, unlike this past 2016 primary.”

  • endorsed

    “Erik is an honest, hard-working, rock-solid activist with tons of energy, commitment and integrity. He would make an AMAZING Secretary of State. He has my vote.”

  • endorsed

    “A Sec. of state not backed or funded by the two corporate political parties.”