This September we partnered with Socialist Organizer to launch the Labor-Community Campaign for an Independent Party. Today I’m proud to announce that eight organizations and some of the most esteemed labor and progressive leaders in America have joined the campaign!
- Dr. Cornel West — Professor at Harvard, professor emeritus at Princeton, author of 20 books, media commentator, Bernie 2016 surrogate.
- Baldemar Velasquez — Co-founder and president of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC), MacArthur Fellow, awarded Order of the Aztec Eagle from Mexico, the country’s highest honor for a noncitizen.
- Nancy Wohlforth — Former International Secretary-Treasurer of Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), founder and board member of Pride at Work, former AFL-CIO executive council.
- Chris Silvera — Secretary-Treasurer, Teamsters Local 808, Long Island City.
- Donna DeWitt — Former president of the South Carolina AFL-CIO, Chair of the South Carolina Labor Party, Labor Fightback Network steering committee.
- Dele Balogun — Democratic Socialists of America National Political Committee, DSA Refoundation Caucus, Black Lives Matter, Fight for $15.
- Chris Hedges — Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, former Princeton professor, NYT bestselling author, host of Emmy Award-winning TV show On Contact, where he interviewed me this Summer.
- Jimmy Dore — Comedian and star of several Comedy Central Specials, progressive commentator, over 500 million views on YouTube, broadcasting on several radio stations.
- Tim Canova — Independent congressional candidate in Florida, law professor, former economic advisor to Sen. Bernie Sanders.
- Cindy Sheehan — Anti-war activist, chair of the Women’s March on the Pentagon, host of Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox.
- Al Rojas — Co-founder of United Farm Workers with César Chávez, national coordinator of the Driscoll’s Boycott campaign.
Revolutionary organizations are joining us too including Teamsters Local 808 in Long Island City, the Labor Fightback Network, Progress for All, the Haiti Liberté Newspaper, Human Agenda, the Ujima People’s Progress Party, the San Francisco Peace and Freedom Party, and the Judicial Violence Symposium in New York.
Their support makes this the first major campaign to found an American labor-based party since unions formed the Labor Party in 1996.
These great individuals and organizations are partnering with us because they believe in our vision and they believe in us. Let’s show them what we can do. Click here to add your name to the campaign. Stand in solidarity with our fellow workers and unions fighting for independence.
By bringing together hundreds of people and organizations in our labor-community campaign, we will excite and inspire more unions and activists to join us in building a party for working people.
In heart and struggle,
Founder and National Director
Movement for a People’s Party
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