Socialist Party members and supporters joined hundreds of others at the Cleveland's Hopkins International Airport for a peaceful action to oppose Trump's immigration Executive Order.
SPUSA hosted a social meetup for local leftists of all tendencies and associations. SPUSA, Socialist Alternative, International Socialist Organization, and Industrial Workers of the World were all represented this evening as we got to know each other, discussed local issues, and traded ideas on collaboration and how to move forward.
Capital District Socialist Party members protestrf with Albany Black Lives Matter and AFSCME Local 1961 at Mayor Kathy Sheehan's State of the City address. We demand justice for Dontay Ivy, and a fair contract for Blue Collar Workers' Union.
The Capital District Socialist Party joined the Albany Branch of the Democratic Socialists of America in a Socialist Unity Contingent at Inaugurate Resistance Mobilization in Albany NY on January 21st.
Jen McClellan and George Pacatte from the Los Angeles Local made the trek down to Balboa Park in San Diego for an all day event called, "Teaching Positive Alternatives to Trump: A Teach-In for Activism and Resistance." The panels they attended included: Healthcare for Everyone, Alternate Economics, Debt Resistance within Capitalism, and Restorative Justice. Jen McClellan spoke on the panel titled: "Labor in
Crisis: Historical perspectives and preparing to fight in the Trump Era" about her frustrating experience trying to organize under the top down leadership of the UAW 4123. She also strongly advocated for revolutionary unionism. Joining her were Lydia Wood and Bo Elder who added historical knowledge and their own experiences with business unionism in the same UAW local. These three were joined by Norma Brown who detailed how she and her fellow Mexican workers formed a bottom up union in their company which provides trilingual interpreting services between Spanish, English, and American Sign Language speakers. After the closing plenary which featured Ernie McCray's poetry, Jen and George shared a meal with students from Morocco, former California Student Union organizers, Debt Collective organizers, and others. Keep doing that good community building work, comrades!
Socialist Party of New Jersey members joined hundreds of thousands of activists that took part in Women's March actions in NJ and NYC on Saturday January 21st. Members attended the NYC, Asbury PArk and Montclair NJ actions in solidarity with the hundreds of demo and marches across the US.
Members of the Socialist Party Los Angeles Local participated in the Los Angeles #J20 March and the January 21st Los Angeles Women's march.
Front Range (Colorado) Locak members joined the Denver Inauguration Protests as it matched from the Capitol through downtown. Locals member distributed literature and spoke with many Denver residentsarea activists. The March was largely peaceful in spite of a heavy police presence.
The State membership meeting of the Socialist Party of Michigan was covered by News 25 in Michigan.
Party members were interviewed and discussed future Socialist Party activities in the state.