Category Archives: Socialist/left parties

Howie Hawkins: Working Families Party caves once again

The only vote left for progressives and socialists is the Green Party ticket after the Working Families Party once again nominated Andrew Cuomo.

The WFPers who worked for Cynthia Nixon’s campaign, and the progressive Democrats who voted for her, will find that it is Green Party’s platform that calls for real solutions to the problems we face, from the climate emergency to the growing concentration of wealth in the hands of the 1% that leaves many of us in the 99% struggling for living-wage jobs, affordable housing, on-time transit, good schools, and adequate health care.… Read more ...

Hawkins to WFP: Let’s Unite the Progressive Vote

Howie Hawkins, the Green Party of New York nominee for Governor, said he would be open to creating a joint ticket with the Working Families Party to unite the progressive vote for governor.

Hawkins said he would be reaching out to the WFP co-chairs urging them to consider his offer.… Read more ...

Jane Cutter: #MeToo seeks to stop Kavanaugh confirmation

Jane Cutter at the Party for Socialism and Liberation’s Liberation News:

Screen shot by LIbreation News.

Screen shot by Liberation News.

Anyone who was paying attention knew that Brett Kavenaugh is an extremely reactionary judge that he opposes abortion and could potentially cast a vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. As we wrote earlier,

If Kavanaugh is confirmed, the court will also be more likely to uphold capital punishment and solitary confinement, weaken anti-discrimination laws, roll back LGBTQ rights, and end affirmative action in college admissions.

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Connecticut Still Hasn’t Determined if Socialist Action Party is on for U.S. Senate

Ballot Access News:

There is no decision yet as to whether Fred Linck, the Socialist Action Party nominee for U.S. Senate, will be on the Connecticut ballot. The volunteers for the party have found numerous substantial errors in the validation process of many towns. Some town clerks invalidated signatures of voters who are registered independents, as though the town clerks thought they were checking a primary petition.… Read more ...

Vermont Progressives Pass Resolution in Support of National Organizing

The Vermont Progressive Party is the most successful state-wide third party on the left. Founded by allies of Bernie Sandders, the Progressive Party holds 10 seats in the Vermont legislature and, since 2016, the office of Lt. Governor. Vermont Progressives backed Ralph Nader for President in 2000, giving him 7% of the vote in Vermont.… Read more ...

Peace & Freedom Party: “Roseanne Barr Does Not Speak For Us!”

In 2012, Roseanne Barr sought the Green Party nomination for President. After losing to Dr Jill Stein at the Green Party national convention, Roseanne Barr sought and received the nomination of The Peace & Freedom Party, appearing on several state ballots and receiving just over 67,000 votes in the general election. … Read more ...

Howie Hawkins on the contradictions the Working Families Party faces by using cross-endorsements

That didn’t take long. On Saturday, April 13 the Working Families Party endorsed Democrat Cynthia Nixon for New York Governor. By the following Tuesday, the WFP said they didn’t really mean it.

“We will not be a spoiler,” said Bill Lipton, the WFP’s political director, indicating that the WFP will take Nixon off its ballot line if she loses the Democratic primary against Governor Andrew Cuomo.… Read more ...

Democratic Socialists of America Growing in Membership

In recent years, the Democratic Socialists of America has been experiencing a significant growth in membership. Following the 2016 political campaign season, the party’s membership had gone from a relatively steady membership of roughly 6,000 to a membership of over 32,000. As such, it is believed to be the current largest socialist political party in the country.… Read more ...

Author and Political Activist Darcy Richardson Files for Florida State House Seat

by Peter B. Gemma

Darcy Richardson, well known to IPR readers as a political and campaign historian via his many books, has a lifetime record as a candidate — running on third party lines.  He was the Consumer Party nominee for US Senate in Pennsylvania in 1988 while serving as the national campaign manager of former Senator Eugene McCarthy’s presidential campaign.… Read more ...

Deadlines to Put New Parties on the Ballot for 2018 Have Already Passed in Five States

Ballot Access News:

Already, deadlines for certain procedures to get new parties on the ballot for 2018 have passed in five states. With two exceptions, no new party qualified in these states.

In California, the deadline for a new party to obtain approximately 60,000 registrants, and thus be on the 2018 ballot, passed on January 2.… Read more ...

Ben Walsh Leading in Race for Mayor of Syracuse

Ben Walsh is currently leading in the latest poll for Mayor or Syracuse, New York. Ben Walsh is a Syracuse businessman running for mayor with the support of the Independence, Reform, and Upstate Jobs parties. The latest Syracuse.com shows Ben Walsh leading with 36%, with Democratic candidate Juanita Perez Williams at 34%, Republican candidate Laura Lavine at 7%, Working Families Party candidate Joe Nicoletti at 6%, Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins at 5%, and 12% undecided.… Read more ...

Socialist Alternative Candidate Running in Minneapolis City Council Race

Ginger Jentzen is running for Minneapolis City council as a candidate of the Socialist Alternative Party. Jentzen, a first time political candidate, has a background in community organizing and had played a leading role in the campaign for establishing a $15 minimum wage in Minneapolis. She is running in the 3rd Ward against two Democratic Farmers-Labor candidates, Tim Bildsoe and Steve Fletcher, and Green Party candidate Samantha Pree-Stinson.… Read more ...

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