Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Socialist Party to Convene in Milwaukee

29 September 2015

By Lisa Neff
Wisconsin Gazette

The Socialist Party USA is returning to its roots — in Milwaukee.
The party’s national convention takes place Oct. 16–18 at the Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts, 926 E. Center St., Milwaukee. Organizers have reasons for choosing Milwaukee beyond tourism amenities and discounted rates on rooms or airfare.

The party has messages to deliver about Milwaukee and Wisconsin politics. An organizing statement says, “The city of Milwaukee has been taken over by neoliberal policies that have turned Milwaukee into something completely unrecognizable to the way it once was.”

The statement continues, “The state of Wisconsin as a whole has been taken over by an extremist right-wing Republican Party, led by Scott Walker, succumbing to nihilism on jobs, state economy and public education, housing, health care, LGBTQAI and women’s issues. This is why we socialists are coming to town.”
Organizers wanted to convene in a city that was once a hotbed of socialist activity....

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