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California State Government November 7, 2006 Election
 Smart Voter Margie Akin

Candidate for
Secretary of State; State of California

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Biographical Highlights
  • Party: Peace and Freedom
  • Occupation: Archaeologist/Medical Anthropologist
  • Dr. Akin has lived in California since 1960. She attended California public schools.
  • Dr. Akin received her Ph.D. in Anthropology in 1992. She worked her way through school with 4 children.
  • Dr. Akin's first political activity was on behalf of the Farmworkers Union in 1965, She helped organize local demonstrations against the Vietnam War,
  • She was President of Riverside Federation of Teachers and Trustee of the Central Labor Council in the 1980s
  • In 1999 Margie began pioneering work in Medical Anthropology focused on providing better service to immigrants and cultural minorities in California.
  • She has years of experience working to provide broader access to health care for linguistic and cultural minorities
Top Priorities if Elected
  • Corrupt voting machine corporations have too much influence, excessive purging of voter rolls has disenfranchised hundreds of thousands of voters
  • Business Records and Registration: Difficult procedures should be simplified and basic help for businessess should be provided in English and Spanish
  • A special program is needed to pull together records in the State Archives relating to Native American Indians and other under-represented communities
Key Endorsements
  • Peace and Freedom Party State Central Committee
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