Socialism and the 2016 elections

Socialist Equality Party campaign launches fall election meetings

5 September 2016

The Socialist Equality Party election campaign of Jerry White for president and Niles Niemuth for vice president is launching this week its final round of meetings in the two months leading up to the November 8 elections. Meeting information is below, and a full and updated list is available at sep2016.com/events.

In the 2016 US elections, the American people are being asked to choose between two right-wing representatives of the corporate and financial aristocracy, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. Regardless of who wins in November, the ruling class is preparing a massive campaign of military violence abroad and an intensification of the assault on the working class at home.

Millions of workers and young people are disgusted with this supposed “choice” of a fascistic demagogue and the personification of the political status quo. Polls show that Clinton and Trump are among the most despised presidential candidates in US history.

The Socialist Equality Party and its candidates, Jerry White and Niles Niemuth, are running in these elections to give a voice to the real interests of workers and young people, and to prepare for the struggles to come. After experiencing the catastrophic consequences of the crisis of the capitalist system, millions throughout the United States and all over the world are beginning to ask the question: What is socialism? Our campaign is answering this question and building among workers and young people a genuine socialist leadership to wage war on war, inequality and the capitalist system.

We urge all our readers to make plans to attend an election meeting in your area. Sign up for our email newsletter to receive the latest updates at sep2016.com. Become involved in the campaign and organize a meeting in your area. Now is the time to get involved and take up the fight for socialism!

Scheduled meetings are below. Events are currently also being scheduled in: Toronto and Montreal, Canada; Syracuse, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; Monroe, Michigan; Omaha, Nebraska; Los Angeles and Berkeley, California; Portland, Oregon; and other locations. Meeting details will be posted at sep2016.com/events as they are confirmed.

Chicago, Illinois [Held]
Thursday, September 8, 7:00 pm
Speaker: Jerry White
University of Illinois Chicago
Student Center East Room White Oak AB
750 S. Halsted Street
Map, Facebook Event Page

Racine, Wisconsin [Held]
Saturday, September 10, 1:00 pm
Speaker: Jerry White
Racine Public Library Atrium
75 7th Street
Map, Facebook Event Page

Minneapolis, Minnesota [Held]
Tuesday, September 13, 7:00 pm
Speaker: Jerry White
University of Minnesota, East Bank Campus
Molecular and Cellular Biology Building, Room 2-120
420 Washington Avenue. SE
Map, Facebook Event Page

Huntington, West Virginia [Held]
Thursday, September 15, 7:00 pm
Speaker: Niles Niemuth
Cabell County Public Library (downtown branch), Room 1
455 9th Street
Map, Facebook Event Page

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania [Held]
Tuesday, September 20, 6:00 pm
Speaker: Niles Niemuth
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Squirrel Hill
5801 Forbes Avenue
Map, Facebook Event Page

Ann Arbor, Michigan [Held]
Wednesday, September 21, 7:00 pm
Speaker: Jerry White
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Michigan Room of the Michigan League
911 N. University Avenue
Map

Detroit, Michigan [Held]
Thursday, September 22, 7:00 pm
Speaker: Jerry White
Wayne State University, State Hall Room 234
5143 Cass Avenue
Map

Montreal, Canada [Held]
Saturday, September 24, 2:00 pm
Speaker: Jerry White
Centre St-Pierre, Room 204
1212 Rue Panet (Near the Beaudry Metro, on the Green Line)
Map

New York, New York [Held]
Tuesday, September 27, 11:00 am
Speaker: Jerry White
New York University Kimmel Center, Room KC 912
60 Washington Square South
Map

Brooklyn, New York [Held]
Tuesday, September 27, 6:30 pm
Speaker: Jerry White
Restoration Plaza (Room TBD)
1368 Fulton Street
Map

Annandale, Virginia [Held]
Thursday, September 29, 7:00 pm
Speaker: Jerry White
Northern Virginia Community College - Annandale Campus
CA Building Room 302
8333 Little River Turnpike
Map

Gainsville, Florida [Held]
Monday, October 3, 7:00 pm
Speaker: Jerry White
University of Florida
Turlington Hall, Room 1208
33 Newell Drive
Map

Jacksonville, Florida [Held]
Tuesday, October 4, 5:00 pm
Speaker: Jerry White
Sun Ray Cinema
1028 Park Street
Map

Ypsilanti, Michigan [Held]
Tuesday, October 4, 7:00 pm
Speaker: Niles Niemuth
Eastern Michigan University
Student Center, Grand Ballroom Salon
900 Oakwood Street
Map

Flint, Michigan [Held]
Thursday, October 6, 7:00 pm
Speaker: Niles Niemuth
University of Michigan, Flint
Murchie Science Building Room 109
415 E Kearsley Street
Map

New Orleans, Louisiana [Held]
Monday, October 10, 7:00 pm
Speaker: Jerry White
Tulane University
Qatar Ballroom in the Lavin Berick Center
201 Boggs
Map

Rapid City, South Dakota [Held]
Thursday, October 13, 6:00 pm
Speaker: Niles Niemuth
Rapid City Public Library, Downtown branch, Helen Hoyt Room
610 Quincy Street
Map, Facebook Event Page

Pine Ridge Indian Reservation [Held]
Kyle, South Dakota
Friday, October 14, 2:00 pm
Speaker: Niles Niemuth
Oglala Lakota College
Woksape Tipi Library on Piya Wiconi Campus
3 Mile Creek Rd
Map

Detroit, Michigan
Wednesday, October 19, 7:00 pm
Speaker: Niles Niemuth
Wayne State University Student Center, Room Hilberry D
Topic: War and the 2016 US elections

Toronto, Canada
Thursday, October 20, 4:00 pm
Speaker: Jerry White
York University, Stedman Lecture Hall C
4700 Keele Street

Toronto, Canada
Saturday, October 22, 2:00 pm
Speaker: Jerry White
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), Room 4426 [4th floor]
252 Bloor Street West (Near St. George Subway Station)

Palo Alto, California
Saturday, October 22, 2:00 pm
381 Oxford Ave.

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Monday, October 24, 7:00 pm
Speaker: Jerry White
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Student Union Building, Spirit/Trail Room
Topic: War and the 2016 US elections

Ypsilanti, Michigan
Monday, October 24, 7:00 pm
Speaker: Niles Niemuth
Eastern Michigan University
Student Center, Room 300
900 Oakwood Street

Los Angeles, California
Tuesday, October 25, 6:30 pm
Speaker: Jerry White
Los Angeles City College
Student Union, 3rd Floor Multi-Purpose Room

Detroit, Michigan
Wednesday, October 26, 7:00 pm
Wayne State University
Student Center, Room Hilberry D

Syracuse, New York
Wednesday, October 26, 3:00 pm
Beauchamp Library
2111 S. Salina St.
Map

San Diego, California
Wednesday, October 26, 7:00 pm
Speaker: Jerry White
San Diego State University, Templo Mayor 231
Aztec Student Union
Map, Facebook Event Page

San Diego, California
Thursday, October 27, 5:00 pm
Speaker: Jerry White
University of California San Diego
Price Center West (Student Center), Earl Warren College Room
Map, Facebook Event Page

Geneseo, New York
Thursday, October 27, 6:00 pm
Speaker: Niles Niemuth
State University of New York (SUNY) Geneseo
Newton Hall, Room 203
Map 

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Thursday, October 27, 7:00 pm
Speaker: Kate Randall
Cambridge Public Library, Lewis Room
45 Pearl Street

Berkeley, California
Saturday, October 29, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Speakers: Jerry White, Joseph Kishore, Bill Van Auken
University of California, Berkeley
Hearst Field Annex, Room A1

Rock Island, Illinois
Saturday, October 29, 1:00 pm
Speaker: Niles Niemuth
Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center
Ida Robinson Banquet Room
630 7th Ave.

Portland, Oregon
Tuesday, November 1, 7:00 pm
Portland State University
Student Union, Room 238
1285 SW Broadway

Chicago, Illinois
Tuesday, November 1, 7:00 pm
Speaker: Niles Niemuth
University of Illinois, Chicago
Room TBA

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Thursday, November 3, 7:00 pm
Western Michigan University
Bernhard Center Room 157
1903 W. Michigan Ave

Detroit, Michigan
Saturday, November 5, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Final conference: Socialism vs. Capitalism and War
Wayne State University
General Lectures Building, Room 100
For more information and to register, visit socialismvswar.com