SEP candidate for Senate to speak at New York meeting

The Socialist Equality Party candidate for US Senate, Bill Van Auken, will speak at a campaign meeting to be held in New York City on Sunday, September 17.

The SEP has succeeded in placing Van Auken on the ballot in New York for the November 7 election, after filing petitions last month bearing the signatures of nearly 25,000 of the state’s voters.

The challenge that the SEP is mounting to Hillary Clinton—the frontrunner in the contest for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination—has national and international political significance. The incumbent junior US senator from New York embodies the reactionary role of the Democratic Party and its support for both US militarism abroad and social reaction at home.

This marks the first time in its history that the Socialist Equality Party has won statewide ballot status in New York, and the SEP is working to mount the most vigorous challenge possible to the policies of war, antidemocratic reaction and social inequality that are shared by both the Republicans of the Bush administration and New York’s incumbent Democratic senator. With less than two months to go until the November midterm elections, it is vital to deepen the discussion of the perspective that the SEP is fighting for and elaborate concrete plans to bring the party’s program to the widest possible audience.

SEP Public Meeting
Sunday, September 17, 2 p.m.
Hudson Guild
441 West 26th Street (btw. 9th and 10th Aves.)
Manhattan, New York

For more information, call 718-729-4312 or email: sepny@verizon.net