Statements and Campaigns
The U.S. has a one party system with two factions—the Democrats and the Republicans. Neither represents the interests of working folk and in reality they have no fundamental disagreements. One of many things they agree on is keeping third parties off the ballot.
Despite the obstacles to ballot access, the FSP runs candidates on a provocative platform of much needed and achievable demands including community control of the police, legalization of drugs, employer-funded childcare, and taxing billionaires and millionaires to pay for social services. We gather support and endorsements from unions and community organizations for grassroots campaigns that push discussion beyond abstractions about “vision” and "progress." In a Seattle City Council race, run on a shoe string budget, FSP candidate Linda Averill won 18% of the vote and gained national FOX News coverage for her call to tax Boeing and Microsoft.
In elections where we have no candidate, we support other anti-capitalist and socialist office seekers by gathering signatures to help them get on the ballot. We also widely publicize our position on candidates and local and statewide ballot measures. Read more...
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For way too long, New York has been plagued by out-of-control racist violence perpetrated by cops, with no real avenue of justice for those injured or killed and grieving families and friends. The review board is a concrete reform that creates an elected body from the community.
Weds, 3:00-4:30pm, June 22 - July 20
Leon Trotsky: His life and Ideas by Helen Gilbert
Mons, 3:00-4:30pm beginning July 11
Capital by Karl Marx
Mons, 7:00-8:30pm beginning July 11
Fascism and Big Business by Daniel Guerin
Democracy and Revolution by George Novack
New York City
Thu, July 28th, 7:00-9:00 PM
Summer Organizing Meeting: Police Accountability Coalition Meeting