On Saturday, January 25th, the Socialist Party Los Angeles Local's self-defense program began its second year with a session focused on firearm safety and anatomy. The program provided attendants with a review of necessary safety protocols as well as firearm assembly and cleaning.
On Friday, January 25th, members of the Socialist Party USA convened in Long Beach to launch the "TestNowLBC" campaign, delivering campaign information to the community during 4th Street's "Fourth Friday". About TestNowLBC: "Rape kit testing in Long Beach is a public health crisis. Transparency is an issue. Access is an issue. Cost is an issue. Trust is an issue. According to End the Backlog, the Long Beach Police Department collected 1,657 rape kits between July 1993 and Aug
The Socialist Party of NYC marched with the Citywide Alliance Against Displacement in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior to fight against Mayor de Blasio’s landlord and developer friendly administration. There are currently over 60,000 homeless people in New York City.
Members of the Northern New Jersey Socialist Party joined over 100 attendees at the 4th Acting Locally for a More Sustainable World Conference in Montclair NJ. Local member Greg Pason served on the conference planning committee and Stephanie Gussin served as a conference volunteer. local members also promoted the CIW's Fair Food campaign through the Montclair Fair Food Alliance.
"Black Hills Socialist Party's presence at this year’s Women's March was colorful,loud, and, more importantly, fruitful. We received dozens of inquiries andvolunteer sign ups, handed out literature and business cards, and flew the SPUSA flag higher than anything else in the vicinity. We squeezed in a short interview for the local news, chanted through megaphones, and beat a marching snare along the way - all while donning SPUSA apparel and waving flags. There’s no doubt that
Members of the Socialist Party Los Angeles Local joined UTLA strike actions throughout the city of Los Angeles, including the massive mobilization at downtown's Grand Park. Press reports have indicated that the downtown rally saw more than 60,000 join the action in support of UTLA's fight against privatization, for better staffing, for nurses, and for respect.
As part of the Coalition for Peace, Revolution, and Social Justice, members of the Socialist Party Los Angeles Local helped to organize an ecosocialist-themed panel discussion that took place on Sunday, January 6th in Culver City, CA. The packed house brought in a variety of groups who were prepared to engage in a discussion about approaches to address the existential crisis of capitalism and climate change. The Socialist Party Los Angeles Local's Gene Warren was a panelist a