25 October 2012
By Adam Ritscher
"With the U.S. presidential elections coming up again, a lot of workers
and activists are eagerly discussing the campaigns, watching the
debates, and even hitting the pavement to campaign for their candidates.
We in Socialist Action commend people who take politics seriously and
who are committed to fighting for what they believe in. However, we urge
people to abstain from casting a ballot for the Democrats or
Republicans, and to instead cast a protest vote for socialism....
We are calling for people to vote for whatever socialist candidate is on
the ballot, or running as a write-in candidate, in their state. In
particular, we endorse the following candidates for president:
• Peta Lindsay of the Party for Socialism and Liberation
• James Harris of the Socialist Workers Party
• Stephan Durham of the Freedom Socialist Party
• Stewart Alexander of the Socialist Party
While we have differences with each of these organizations on a number
of political questions, we are giving them our critical support because
we feel their campaigns represent a step towards working-class political
independence. Campaigns such as these can serve as a placeholder for
what our class ultimately needs—a mass labor party based on the unions...."
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