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! 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 and Secretary of State my job is see to it that every single vote is counted. As Secretary of State I will mandate 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 over 10,000 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... we will count them twice.

In Solidarity,

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

#Erik4SOS #DefendDemocracyProtectTheVote





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    “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.”

November 24, 2017

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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.”