Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Socialist Party USA Response to the State of the Union Address

29 January 2014 

By Greg Pason, SPUSA National Secretary

"My name is Greg Pason, National Secretary of the Socialist Party USA, the voice of democratic socialism in the US, and I speak this evening to give the Socialist Party’s response to the State of the Union.

I probably do not have to remind you that the state of the union is not good. The policies of the Democratic and Republican parties have led to mass unemployment, extreme income inequality, endless war and cuts to social services. Neither the president nor congress is putting forward ideas to clearly address these issues.

The Socialist Party provides an alternative vision - a vision of social justice and economic democracy – let me put forward some ideas. . . ."

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

New Jersey Elections Department Undecided on Whether to Grant Socialist Party Voter Registration Rights

15 January 2014

By Richard Winger
Ballot Access News

"On January 15, a status conference was held in Noble v State, Mercer County Superior Court, c-86-13. This is the lawsuit filed by the Socialist Party to win the ability for voters to register as members of the Socialist Party. At the status conference, the state said it is still deciding whether to give the party what it desires...."

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Michigan Socialist Party Ballot Access Suit Wins a Partial Procedural Victory

10 January 2014

By Richard Winger
Ballot Access News

"On January 9, a U.S. District Court Magistrate denied Michigan’s attempt to dismiss Erard v Ruth Johnson, eastern district, 2:12cv-13627. The case had been filed by a Socialist Party candidate for Congress in 2012, and argues that Michigan’s ballot access laws relating to newly-qualifying parties are unconstitutional. The Report, written by Magistrate Laurie Michelson, is 71 pages long...."

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Interview with SPUSA National Co-Chair on Socialism in American Politics

8 January 2014 
Voice of Russia -U.S. Edition

Socialist Party USA National Co-Chair and 2014 California State Assembly candidate Mimi Soltysik was interviewed on 'Voice of Russia - American Edition' on the subjects of socialism in American politics and Socialist electoral action.

Click here to listen to the Podcast