Wednesday, October 12, 2016

SP State House Candidate's Responses Published in MLive Voter Guide

The MLive Media Group has published SP Michigan State House candidate Michael Anderson's responses to its 2016 statewide Voter Guide questionnaire. They can be read by clicking here.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Oppose Felony Restrictions on MI State Food & Financial Assistance

26 September 2016

A Statement by 2016 SP State House Candidate Michael Anderson (MI-70th district)


Q&A: House of Rep. candidate goes green

26 September 2016

By Rose Cyburt
The Almanian (Alma, MI)
"This election year, there has been a significant amount of talk about third parties. Running against Democrat Ken Hart and Republican Jim Lower for Michigan’s 70th District is Green Party/Socialist Michael Anderson....

Q. You are running for both the Green Party and the Socialist Party, but which do you affiliate with more?

A. I belong to the Socialist Party. I agree with the ideals of the Green Party, but joined primarily for ballot access. The Green Party is taking great measures towards anticapitalism thanks to the progressiveness of today’s youth.

Q. Are there any major differences between the parties?

A. Yes, there are differences, like the Socialist Party is about complete socialism. We want to take power from capitalists and put it in the hands of the workers. Workers include lower and middle class, students and people without jobs. The Green Party believes in working through the system to reform and make changes and agreements. The Socialist Party wants to completely smash the system.

Q. What issue is more important to you: the environment or radical democracy?

A. Those issues are one in the same. Capitalism happens when people are profit driven; the people in charge don’t care about consequences because they aren’t affected like the communities are since they are farther away. If the people in the community had control they are less likely to pollute because it is their home..."

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Socialist Party is Only Party, Besides Republicans and Democrats, to File for Guam Advisory Presidential Vote

25 September 2016

By Richard Winger
Ballot Access News

Starting in 1980, Guam has voted for President in November, even though Guam has no electoral votes. The Guam Election Commission always prints the Democratic and Republican national tickets on its November ballot automatically. It also puts other tickets on the ballot, simply by request. This year, the only third ticket is the Socialist Party’s ticket. See the Guam ballot here. The presidential part is near the bottom. The Socialist Party presidential candidate’s name is Emidio Soltysik, but the ballot omits the “i” in his surname...

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

You have other choices for president

24 September 2016

By Ken Herman
Austin American-Statesman
"These are the certified Texas write-in candidates. Please note that Travis County voting machines use spin-and-spell for entering write-in votes. You spin the wheel to pick the letters to spell the name. So these really are spin-in votes, not write-in votes....

Next, let’s meet Emidio (Mimi) Soltysik of Los Angeles, the political activist nominee of the Socialist Party USA. Soltysik’s party says it stands for “the abolition of every form of domination and exploitation, whether based on social class, gender, race/ethnicity, age, education, sexual orientation or other characteristics.” If you’re for that, vote Soltysik, if you can spin it on the ballot wheel...."

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

MCC hosts “minor party presidential candidate” forum

 17 September 2016

By By Paul Rozycki
East Village Magazine

Can’t deal with Trump?

Not sure if you can trust Hillary?

Well, there are lots of other choices out there.

That was the point of the “Off the Beaten Path to the White House Presidential Candidate Forum” held at Mott Community College Sept. 15.

The event was sponsored by MCC’s political science department and broadcast as part of Tom Sumner’s radio program on WFOV 92.1 LPFM.

The forum grew out of Sumner’s “Off the Beaten Path” weekly radio interviews with independent and third party candidates over the last year. Associate producer Andrea Sutton led the effort to contact the candidates and arrange for their appearance on the program and the forum.

The event brought together a diverse field of eight independent and minor party candidates. Attending the forum were independent candidates John Fitzgerald Johnson from New York,  Dr. Lynn Kahn from Maryland and New York,  Lloyd Kelso from North Carolina, Scott Smith from Colorado and Terry Wheelock from Texas. They were joined by Robert Dionisio of the United Party USA ( from Washington, D.C., Emidio “Mimi” Soltysik of the Socialist Party USA from California, and Jerry White of the Socialist Equality Party from Michigan....

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Socialist presidential candidate Soltysik hosts unusual 'rally' in Ann Arbor

15 September 2016 

By Martin Slagter

ANN ARBOR, MI -- Emidio "Mimi" Soltysik was candid in explaining that his presidential candidacy was less about putting himself out in front than giving his supporters a voice while building community as the Socialist Party nominee.

To back that claim up, Soltysik attempted to build community among the approximately 20 people in attendance at his public speaking session on Wednesday, Sept. 14, in the University of Michigan's Mason Hall by getting to know his audience and supporters better.

"As opposed to (Vice Presidential candidate) Angela (Nicole Walker) and I being the folks always front and center, we let people throughout the country tell their stories – folks who have been involved in organizing work, folks who are doing community work," he said. "They tell their stories, they share their hopes and fears, and we share that information and put that front and center."

Soltysik, a longtime political activist who is the first Socialist Party presidential candidate named on Michigan's ballot since 2004, made a concerted effort to listen to his audience, opening the evening by asking everyone in attendance to name a book that changed their life. Later in the evening he asked each audience member to explain what community meant to them and to provide their definition of revolutionary activity...

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