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.
Eastern Maine socialists met on Monday November 28th at the Brewer Public Library. The meeting was called by Eastern Main SPUSA Organizer
Tom MacMillan. SPUSA Members and not-yet party members had discussion on working to resist the Trump agenda and build the SPUSA. Everyone left with SP literature and buttons and an idea what the SP is all about. Future meeting are planned.
Members of the SP of Southern Maine showed up in support of a student organized rally against the bigotry and racism of Governor LePage, a governor who is right at home in President-Elect Trump's America. It was very inspirational to see high school students take initiative in organizing their community around having their political voice heard. Solidarity with the inheritors of our future!
Socialist Party member (and former Co-Chair) Jerry Levy recently came to vist the Northern NJ Local and SP National Office to perform "The Third Coming: Marx Returns". Plays were held in Montclair NJ and New York City. Jerry brought out good crowds and great conversations after the play.
Jerry will be visiting other Locals soon!
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.