Tag Archives: Róger Calero

The Militant: Capitalists Use Elections to Mask Exploitation and their Class Rule

By John Studer

The Socialist Workers Party ran candidates for public office around the country in the 2013 elections and used them to put forward an independent working-class voice, said Steve Clark, a member of the party’s National Committee, at a Militant Labor Forum here Nov. 8.

“But for class-conscious workers, these election campaigns are political detours on the road to independent working-class political action.… Read more ...

Socialist Workers Party: Socialists respond to suit attacking workers’ rights

From an article by John Studer published July 25, 2011, on the SWP’s TheMilitant.com website:

NEW YORK—Attorneys for the Socialist Workers Party and Róger Calero, the party’s presidential candidate in 2004 and 2008, filed a motion with the Supreme Court of New York in Brooklyn June 7 calling for dismissal of a legal assault against Calero’s right to stand for office and the party’s right to run the nominee of its choice.… Read more ...

Socialist Workers Congressional Candidate in Iowa Polls Best Socialist Percentage for that Office Since 1918

Ballot Access News:

Last week, Rebecca Williamson, Socialist Workers Party nominee for U.S. House in Iowa’s 3rd district, polled 2.61% of the vote. The 3rd district includes Des Moines. That is the highest percentage that any party with “Socialist” in its name has received for U.S. House in Iowa since 1918.… Read more ...

In NY, more presidential votes for third party candidates found

from Ballot Access News
New York Finds More Votes for President from Last November
March 14th, 2009

The New York State Board of Elections recently revised its official November 2008 election returns, to include some votes from Queens that has been accidentally omitted from the earlier official tally. The new returns show 162 more votes for Ralph Nader, 82 more votes for Bob Barr, 72 more votes for Cynthia McKinney, 20 more write-in votes for Chuck Baldwin, 19 more votes for Roger Calero, and 10 more votes for Gloria La Riva.

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Socialist Workers Party mayoral candidates kickoff campaigns in NYC, LA

Two Socialist Workers Party members are launching mayoral campaigns in major cities in preparation for looming 2009 municipal elections:

NEW YORK—The Socialist Workers Party here has nominated Dan Fein, a sewing machine operator, as its candidate in the 2009 mayoral race. James Harris, a union meat packer, is the SWP candidate for mayor in Los Angeles.

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Write-ins counted in Conneticut

Write-in votes have been reported in Conneticut:

Baldwin 287
McKinney 53
Calero 40
Moore 18

Baldwin got more than 2.5x the other register write-ins and about 18.6% of what Michael Peroutka got in 2004 as a ballot listed candidate. McKinney recieved only .55% of the votes ballot-listed David Cobb recieved in 2004.… Read more ...

Socialist Workers candidate Calero: ‘I’m a worker’

The Recorder, the newspaper of Central Connecticut State University, interviewed Socialist Workers Party presidential candidate Roger Calero, who said of his candidacy, “I’m a worker — a worker who has been active in different struggles and in support for organizing unions. For example, when I was a meatpacker in the Midwest in Iowa and then in Minnesota, I had the chance to participate in an organizing effort at the meat-packing plant where I worked where after a hard-fought battle we were able to win the union and then a contract.… Read more ...

23 Presidential candidates are on the ballot in at least one state

Ballot Access News reports

This year, 23 presidential candidates are on the ballot in at least one state. That is the highest in U.S. history except for 1992, when there were also 23. Generally there are more such candidates in periods of great public unhappiness.

Here is a list, with the predominant party label for each, and the percentage of the voters that will see their names on the ballot:

Barack Obama, Democratic, 100.0%
John McCain, Republican, 100.0%
Bob Barr, Libertarian, 94.5%
Ralph Nader, independent, 85.2%
Cynthia McKinney, Green, 70.5%
Chuck Baldwin, Constitution, 59.8%
Gloria La Riva, Socialism and Liberation, 26.8%
Roger Calero or his stand-in James Harris, Socialist Workers, 25.0%
Brian Moore, Socialist, 21.5%
Alan Keyes, America’s Independent Party, 18.1%
Charles Jay, Boston Tea, 10.0%
Gene Amondson, Prohibition, 9.6%
Thomas Robert Stevens, Objectivist, 8.0%
Richard Duncan, independent, 4.6%
John Joseph Polachek, New, 4.3%
Jeffrey Boss, Vote Here, 3.0%
Jeffrey Wamboldt, We the People, 2.5%
Ron Paul, Taxpayers/Constitution, 2.0%
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Socialist Workers ticket campaigns in Texas, Georgia

The Militant reports on the recent activities of Socialist Workers Party presidential candidate Roger Calero and vice presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy. Calero campaigned in Texas’s Rio Grande Valley October 14-15, “speaking to more than 130 students at college meetings in two Valley cities.” Meanwhile, Kennedy “talked with immigrant workers in jail awaiting deportation, poultry workers, and students on several area campuses during an October 10-14 campaign stop in Georgia.”… Read more ...

Independence Minnesota assesses the presidential candidates in preparation for endorsement

The Independence Party of Minnesota has no presidential nominee this year, and will instead be making an endorsement this Saturday of one of the 7 ballot-qualified presidential candidates. All candidates were invited to seek the endorsement and provided with a summary version of the IP-MN’s platform to indicate agreement, disagreement, or partial agreement, and all but Barack Obama and Róger Calero responded.… Read more ...

My presidential vote total predictions

I am heading out of town for a while, so I figured I’d go ahead and give my guess about the vote totals for alternative party presidential candidates to leave you with something to talk about. I will refrain on offering a final prediction on the overall winner, though right now I expect the Democratic ticket to win by three to six percentage points.… Read more ...

Update: What percentage of voters can vote for what percentage of candidates?

IPR previously reported that Ralph Nader would be an option on the ballot for 85.2% of voters and Cynthia McKinney will be on the ballot before 70.5% of voters. Now, because of a series of updates at Ballot Access News, we can bring you a more complete picture of national ballot access.… Read more ...