My name is Erik Rydberg and I am running for California's Secretary of State on June 5th, 2018. We are running a People Powered Campaign so every dollar counts! Help elect me as the Chief Elections Officer for California #Erik4SOS

As our state's Chief Elections Officer I will see to it that every single vote will be counted. As Secretary of State I will actively push for recounts to ensure that this process has been completed 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. 

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 that originates from this continent is in fact 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. What we call Democracy is known to the Iroquois Confederacy as The Great Law of Peace. 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 accounted for... we will count them twice if we have to just to be sure.

I ran for Delegate for Bernie Sanders in 2016. I witnessed what can happen if your Secretary of State is bought by corporate interests. On June 5th, 2018 vote for me as your next Secretary of State for California!

In Solidarity,

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

#Erik4SOS #DefendDemocracyProtectTheVote





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  • Douglas Johannes endorsed

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

  • Tom Keenan 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.”

  • Justin Beth 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!”

  • Mary Kay Benson 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.”

  • Sadie Fulton 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.”

  • Alexander Noyle 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!

  • Douglas Johannes endorsed

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

  • Tom Keenan 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.”

  • Joshua Brown endorsed

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  • Justin Beth 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!”

  • Mary Kay Benson 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.”

  • Melissa Martinez Machado endorsed

  • Sadie Fulton 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.”

  • Alexander Noyle endorsed

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