The Indy local and the socialist party's presidential candidate Mimi Soltysik spent a weekend campaigning for a democratic socialist future in Indianapolis. Soltysik and his comrades engaged working class people through tabling at Indianapolis Pagan Pride, speaking at Robin Run Retirement Village, and having a community discussion at a local Chinese buffet regarding fighting capitalism and building a future worthy of our dreams.
The Socialist Party USA Northern Piedmont local had their annual picnic this September, in continuation of a decades-long tradition. Members and non-members alike came from all over the state to enjoy some good food and great comradery at Guilford Mackintosh marina.
From Local Chair Miguel Del Torel "This is the result of direct action: a whole room full of clothes, shoes, food and supplies in just one day provided solely by the people to the victims of Arson in Pilsen! We served two of the families affected by fire and we are working to find housing for them and the others. We will be collecting again tomorrow at the YMCA on (2700 S. Western) from 10am-4pm with Pilsen United, Pilsen Alliance and Pilsen Neighborhood Group and will also continue to organize donation drives in the near future. Direct Action gets the Goods! Shout out to our comrade Meg for coming out!"
The rent keeps going up, wages are stagnating, and gentrification is tearing apart our community at the seams. It's time to fight back.
The Chicgo Socialist Party joined Chicago housing justice activists in the Renters Day of Action on Thursday September 22nd,
The Socialist Party USA National Office hosted members and supporters from the NYC and New Jersey area on Sunday September 18th. The afternoon meeting was a great opportunity for member to get to know each other as well as to share ideas. Workshops included a recap of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers Fair Food Campaign, coalition building and the Brazilian Landless Workers Movement (MST)
SPUSA members and supporters met in the basement of the Martin Luther King Memorial Library in Washington DC to discuss organizing a Socialist Party Local. The discussion focused on different theoretical and organizational issues.
The group went out to eat after and we hold another organizing meeting soon.
As part of Socialist Party USA’s #EPIC Campaign, Indianapolis members joined the Indiana IWW’s IWOC, and members of the community for a noise demonstration in solidarity with the Sept. 9 National Prison Strike. We rallied at the Marion County Jail and marched to the steps of the Indiana State House to help the fight to end prison slavery.
From SupportPrisonResistance.noblogs.org "Prisoners across the US have called for a nationally coordinated work stoppage and protest starting on Sept 9th, the 45th anniversary of Attica. The safety of these prisoners and the effectiveness of the protest depend greatly on outside support. There is a robust and expanding outside support network that you or your organization could join to participate in this, the first prisoner protest of its kind. We’re hoping Sept 9th will fundamentally change not only the mass incarceration reform dialog, but the very landscape of prison in America."
The Socialist Party of New Jersey has a good sized contingent at the Paterson Labor Day Parade. The parade started at the historic Botto House/American Labor Museum and ended up at the Paterson Great Falls.