Photo of Gloria La Riva In 1994 and 1998, Gloria La Riva was Peace & Freedom Party's candidate for governor of California. She is president of the Typographical Sector, Media Workers Union, Local 39521, CWA. In 2008, Gloria La Riva was the presidential candidate of the Party for Socialism and Liberation.

La Riva has been a key organizer of mass demonstrations opposing the Iraq wars. In 1998 she produced the award-winning video, Genocide by Sanctions.

La Riva is coordinator of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, and has worked for decades to end U.S. hostility toward Cuba.

She has been active in the struggle for immigrant rights, speaking at many mass marches in California. In 1991, she initiated the Farmworkers Emergency Relief campaign.

In September 2005, days after Hurricane Katrina, La Riva traveled to New Orleans, producing the video "Heroes Not Looters."

La Riva was an independent candidate for Vice-President in 1984, 1988 and 1996.

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