WSA WORLD PRESS RELEASE
FOR GENERAL RELEASE
July 1, 1976
GARRY DAVIS, WORLD CITIZEN, TO LAUNCH FIRST GLOBAL CAMPAIGN FOR ELECTION AS REPRESENTATIVE FROM
WORLD CITIZEN PARTY
WASHINGTON --On July 4th Garry Davis will be at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. at 10:00 a.m. to raise the flag of World Government and announce his candidacy. Ballots will be distributed to voters by representatives of the World Service Authority, the Basel-based human rights association which also issues the World Passport used by Davis and thousands around the world.
"U.S. citizens will soon vote in a national presidential election," Davis said upon arrival in the United States on June 19th, "but what relevance does this vote have to the solution of world problems? War, pollution, hunger, economic crises, disease -- these are human problems which have no national boundaries. They must be faced by all the people of the world. Unless citizenship extends to include the global community, no national election has either relevancy or legitimacy.
"Two hundred years ago, Thomas Jefferson of Virginia, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania, and others recognized their responsibility beyond the confines of the states and they established a government for the world of their time. We are in the same situation today - and we must extend our vision beyond national boundaries and take responsibility for our world. We can do that the same way the founding fathers of the United States did - by creating a global government based upon the rights and requirements of all humanity."
The World Citizen Party, founded in 1973, will offer candidates at all levels of political activity. Garry Davis is the first global candidate. Further information is available from the World Service Authority, National Press Building, Washington, D.C. 20045.
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