I am no entirely sure if Occupy LA has began to petition yet but if we have not we definitely should. We have a long time before the next elections. From petitioning for the Glass Steagall Act to repealing the NDAA it is completely possible. I the rest of the states that are Occupied will back us up.
As for endorsing candidates this may seem as something that is a bad idea because the Occupy movement does not associate itself with any political party. This is of course great. We also have to take into consideration how important it is to have a Congress that is for the People. All those who voted for the NDAA bill must not be voted in again since what they did is basically treason.
Obama has not and will not improve our country. All the Republican candidates are corrupt and have been bought by corporations. The only one I myself would vote for is Ron Paul. I do not agree with everything he says but he is the only one who wants to bring the troops home and strengthen our Defense. I will not go into further detail because I do not want this post to be to long so we all need to do some research.
A problem I am seeing is that a lot of people do not know that the upcoming primary is not an open primary. It is up to us to go out and inform people out on the street. By canvassing we can raise funds for the candidates and inform people at the same time.