In Seattle hundreds of campaign supporters celebrate at our election night party
Lets Build The Socialist Movement Here In Philly!
Not only can socialists get elected, we can get re-elected. At the time of this writing, after a hard fought campaign to beat back the combined efforts of local Democrats, CEOs, the Chamber of Commerce, the real estate lobby, the landlord lobby, Amazon, slumlords, six conservative members of the city council, and even a handful of Republican millionaires who created their own PAC to attack us and support our Democratic Party opponent in the final weeks of the campaign, over 55% of voters in Seattle’s District 3 have chosen Kshama Sawant to serve another four years on the City Council on a fighting working class program.
Across the country, a discussion is opening up around the Bernie Sanders campaign about socialism and how the 99% can really build a challenge to the billionaire class. National polls continue to show growing support for socialism, especially among young people. In Seattle, Kshama Sawant and Socialist Alternative are showing how we can challenge the interests of the 1%. The billionaires are organized. We have to be organized. In order to win victories for working people and to challenge the rule of the billionaires, we have to rebuild an organized socialist movement.
What Does It Take To Win?
October 31st GOTV rally in the rain
Our campaign in the news:
Kristin Combs is a Philadelphia public school teacher and union member who is running for an at-large city council seat on the Green Party ticket. Today we have an opportunity to radically shift the political dialogue in Philly by electing an independent working class candidate who has pledged to take a teachers salary! Kristin has unequivocally endorsed 15 Now and pledged to introduce legislation to raise the minimum wage challenging the undemocratic state control of Philadelphia’s affairs.
Philadelphia is the poorest of the nations large cities. The city minimum wage is tied to the state rate of $7.25/hour, and has been stuck there since 2006. Once one of the nations most affordable large cities with strong working class neighborhoods, Philadelphia is changing. We are undergoing a new ‘urban renaissance’, and with it increases in rents and taxes and the general cost of living. Decent paying union jobs are being replaced by non-union poverty wage jobs. Those working class neighborhoods not deemed fit for gentrification have been left to rot, city services continue to be cut and the public school system is in a perennial funding crisis while our teachers are blamed for the system fail and have become the relentless target of education ‘reformers’.
- For full education funding!
- For union rights for all workers!
- For a 15/hour minimum wage, and defending public services from privatization!
When We Fight We Can Win!