Cindy Sheehan, independent candidate for U.S. House from California’s 8th district (most of San Francisco), has 900 signatures on her petition to get on the ballot. She needs 10,198 valid signatures by August 8 (3% of the number of registered voters). She has a campaign headquarters at 1260 Mission Street. See her web page. No one has qualified as an independent for U.S. House from California since 1996. California’s requirement for independent candidates for U.S. House is the 4th most difficult in the nation (only Georgia, Illinois, and North Carolina have more severe requirements).