Who was the Humane Party candidate in the 2016 race for U.S. President?

On World Vegan Day, 2015, the Humane Party nominated Clifton Roberts as its first-ever candidate for U.S. President. Roberts’ acceptance speech is 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).