Peta Lindsay

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Peta Lindsay
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Personal details
Born1984 (age 34–35)
Virginia, United States
Political partyParty for Socialism and Liberation
Alma materHoward University
WebsiteMeet Peta Lindsay

Peta Lindsay (born 1984) is an American anti-war activist. She was a presidential nominee of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in the 2012 U.S. presidential election.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Lindsay was born in Virginia and grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC. She became an activist as a middle school student with the Philadelphia Student Union, a non-profit organization of students demanding a high quality education. Soon thereafter she became active with the A.N.S.W.E.R. (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) coalition.[citation needed] On September 24, 2001, Lindsay spoke at ANSWER's first press conference as a high school student. In 2002, she traveled to Cuba with Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization.[citation needed]

Lindsay attended Howard University and continued as a leader with the ANSWER coalition, including as a lead organizer of the January 2003 protest against the upcoming Iraq War.[1] She was recognized by The Washington Post in March 2003 for her anti-war activism in a piece entitled "Student Leader Sees Through Bush Propaganda".[2] In October 2003, Lindsay said of the Iraq War, "The US government has no right to try and recolonize Iraq".[3]

2012 Presidential race[edit]

In November 2011, Lindsay was named the Party for Socialism and Liberation's candidate for President along with Yari Osorio for Vice President,[1][4] despite being ineligible to become president due to her age, under Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution; she would need to be at least 35 in order to take office.

Lindsay and/or a stand-in was on the ballot in 13 states (Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin). The campaign received 7,791 votes.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Meet Peta Lindsay". Party for Socialism and Liberation. Retrieved 1 December 2011.
  2. ^ Milloy, Courtland (March 19, 2003). "Student Leader Sees Through Bush Propaganda". Washington Post. Retrieved 1 December 2011.
  3. ^ "War protesters converge on D.C". Boston Globe. Associated Press. October 25, 2003. Retrieved 1 December 2011.
  4. ^ "Party for Socialism and Liberation chooses Presidential ticket". Independent Political Report. November 14, 2011. Retrieved December 2, 2011.
  5. ^ Weintraub, Ellen (July 2013). "Federal Elections 2012" (PDF). Federal Election Commission. Retrieved January 25, 2018.

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