Los Angeles, CA, November 01, 2015 — Clifton Roberts has been nominated as the Humane Party’s 2016 candidate for the office of the President of the United States of America. Roberts is the first-ever Humane Party candidate for U.S. President. His acceptance speech is now available at the following URL:
Roberts has over two decades of corporate organizational experience in industries ranging from health care to financial services. He currently serves as Ethics and Legal Compliance Manager for the world’s largest semiconductor producer.
Roberts, who has been a vegan for over eighteen years, recently served as Chief Executive Officer of the Humane Party, where he became known as a visionary in the areas of social justice, environmentalism, and animal rights. During this tenure, Roberts established the Humane Party’s current conference structure and finalized proposals for ground-breaking legislation, including three proposed amendments to the U.S. Constitution:
- American Primate Emancipation (“APE”) Amendment, which abolishes slavery with respect to all primates
- Equal Rights Amendment II, which guarantees equality under the law regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender, or choice of spouse or partner
- Democracy Amendment, which replaces the Electoral College system with democratic election of the U.S. President
Roberts, a United States citizen, was born at Yukota Air Force Base in Japan. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and currently resides in Sacramento, California. Announcement of Roberts’ candidacy coincides with the 2015 “World Vegan Day” celebration, which commemorates Donald Watson’s coining of the term “vegan” in 1944.
Additional information on Clifton Roberts and his vision for a prosperous, sustainable, and cruelty-free economy is being made available through the official website for his 2016 Presidential campaign (www.cliftonroberts.org).
About the Humane Party
The Humane Party, launched in 2009, is the U.S.’s first fully abolitionist political party. The Humane Party platform calls for abolishing the property status of all animals—not just the human kind—thereby ending ownership, rape, torture, mutilation, and slaughter of animals throughout the U.S. Every Humane Party candidate, officer, and board member must execute a written oath in which he or she pledges not to consume or use any product or service that includes animal parts or secretions.