Margaret Wright (American politician)

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Margaret Wright (born circa 1922 or 1923)[1][2] was a third-party candidate for President of the United States and a community activist in Los Angeles, California.

Wright was a shipyard worker during World War II, and one of the principals of the film The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter. In the United States presidential election, 1976, Wright represented the People's Party, and her running mate was Benjamin Spock, who had been their presidential candidate in 1972. Their ticket was also endorsed by the Peace and Freedom Party. Bumper stickers advertised her as a "Socialist for President." The ticket received 49,016 votes (0.06%)[3] Wright was also a founder and activist of Women against Racism in the Watts section of Los Angeles.

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  1. ^ "Grandma tosses bonnet in ring". Star-News (Wilmington, N.C.). United Press International. 1975-10-09. Retrieved 2010-10-17. "Margaret Wright ... the 52-year-old black activist from Los Angeles ...." 
  2. ^ "New Look at White House Vowed". Toledo Blade. AP. 1976-08-08. p. A-3. Retrieved 2010-10-17. "Margaret Wright, of Los Angeles, launched her presidential campaign this weekend .... The 54-year-old grandmother accepted the nomination of the radical People's party Friday ...." 
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