Socialist Equality Party Regional Conferences: Socialism and the 2012 US elections
About the conferences
The 2012 election in the US is taking place against the backdrop of the greatest world economic, social and political crisis since the 1930s. Mass unemployment, poverty, unending war and an assault on the most basic democratic rights—this is what capitalism holds out for the population of the world. Yet none of the major issues are being publicly discussed in the US election. Whatever their differences, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are equally committed to launching new wars, slashing social spending, and impoverishing the population for the benefit of their financial backers.
Workers and young people need a new perspective and program! Socialist Equality Party presidential and vice presidential candidates Jerry White and Phyllis Scherrer are running in the election as part of the fight to build a new political party for the working class. Join White, Scherrer and other leading members of the SEP at these conferences to discuss a socialist perspective on the 2012 election and to help build a mass movement against capitalism.
Jobs, health care, housing and education for all!
No to war! End the attack on democratic rights!
For the international unity of the Working class!
Break with the Democrats and Republicans! For an independent movement of the working class!
For socialism and equality!
Saturday, October 27th, 10:00am - 5:00pm El Segundo, California [Los Angeles County] Hacienda Hotel, San Rafael Room 525 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Map: http://goo.gl/maps/YWX2E Registration Fee: $10
Sunday, October 28th, 10:00am - 5:00pm Berkeley, California University of California Berkeley MLK Jr. Student Union, Madrone Conference Room Map: http://goo.gl/maps/8WvBk Registration Fee: $10
Saturday, November 3rd, 10:00am - 5:00pm New York, New York Roosevelt Hotel, Vanderbilt Suite 45 E 45th Street http://goo.gl/maps/ObqZE Registration Fee: $10
Sunday, November 4th, 10:00am - 5:00pm Detroit, Michigan Wayne State University General Lectures Room 100 Map: http://goo.gl/maps/tQhMA Registration Fee: $10
An appeal from SEP presidential candidate Jerry White
Millions of people like you have begun to draw political conclusions about the nature of the two-party capitalist system and the need for an alternative. The alternative is socialism. Anger and disgust is not enough. If a political alternative to the two big business parties is to be built, then the working class must build it.
There is a powerful and growing impulse toward socialism building up in the United States and internationally. For it to be realized, people like you must make the decision to become involved. There is no task that is greater or more necessary today than the fight to build a socialist political movement. It is for this purpose that we have launched our election campaign, and it is to carry out this struggle that I urge you to attend our regional conferences.
Read the full appeal here