LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Comedian Roseanne Barr is serious about securing the presidential nomination for the Peace and Freedom Party.

The 59-year-old delivered a speech before the party’s nominating convention in South Los Angeles on Saturday.

(UPDATE Saturday 9 PM: Barr won the nomination. She chose anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan to be her running mate.)

The event was held at the Vermont Square United Methodist Church.

Although known for her comedy, Barr’s message to the people of America is that she is serious about seeing peace, freedom and justice revived, reported KNX1070’s Margret Carrero.

Three others are also vying for the post.

Peace and Freedom Party spokeswoman Cat Wood said voting was expected to get under way about 3:30 p.m.

Earlier this year, Barr campaigned for the Green Party presidential nomination but lost.

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