Socialist Equality Party 2012 US Presidential Election Campaign

Phyllis Scherrer speaks in Morgantown, West Virginia

By a WSWS reporting team, 24 March 2012

Phyllis Scherrer, the vice presidential candidate for the Socialist Equality Party, spoke at a meeting in West Virginia on Thursday. The meeting was attended by a laid off steel worker and students from the area.

Jerry White campaigns in Queens, New York

By a WSWS reporting team, 24 March 2012

Jerry White, the Socialist Equality Party candidate for President, kicked off his New York election campaign Friday in the Queens borough of New York City, where he grew up.

The socialist solution to the crisis in Detroit

Statement by Jerry White, SEP candidate for US president

Jerry White and SEP candidate for US president, 23 March 2012

Socialist Equality Party Presidential candidate Jerry White issued the following statement to workers in Detroit, who are facing the shredding of what little remains of the social infrastructure in the city.

“The key to the future lies in the international unity of the working class”

Jerry White speaks in Canada

By Graham Beverly, 22 March 2012

“Workers in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and, of course, Canada are the allies of US workers in the global struggle against capitalism,” SEP Presidential candidate Jerry White told a meeting in Kingston, Ontario.

Campaign in Morgantown wins support from workers and students

By our reporters, 21 March 2012

Socialist Equality Party vice presidential candidate Phyllis Scherrer and her supporters campaigned Tuesday in Morgantown, West Virginia for a public meeting at the Morgantown Public Library on Thursday.

The AFL-CIO’s endorsement of Obama: A conspiracy against the working class

Statement by Jerry White, SEP candidate for US president

20 March 2012

With its endorsement of President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign last week, the AFL-CIO union federation threw its support behind one of the most anti-working class and right-wing presidents in US history.

SEP campaign takes socialist program to Syracuse, New York

By our reporters, 19 March 2012

Members of the International Students for Social Equality and supporters of the Socialist Equality Party campaigned Saturday in Syracuse, a city in upstate New York, for the election of Jerry White and Phyllis Scherrer.

SEP campaigns in Tampa, Florida and Detroit, Michigan

By our reporters, 19 March 2012

Campaigns in Detroit and Tampa are part of interventions throughout the country to promote the socialist perspective in the 2012 elections.

SEP vice presidential candidate Phyllis Scherrer speaks in Kentucky

By our reporters, 17 March 2012

Phyllis Scherrer, Socialist Equality Party candidate for vice president, spoke at Morehead State University in Kentucky on Thursday, following attempts by the university to shut down the event.

SEP campaign and public meeting at Portland State University

By our reporter, 16 March 2012

SEP presidential candidate Jerry White concluded his West Coast tour on Wednesday with a campaign and public meeting in Portland, Oregon.

Jerry White explains socialist perspective in Northern California meetings

By our reporter, 15 March 2012

SEP presidential candidate Jerry White spoke at meetings in Berkeley and Sacramento, California this week. Both meetings were well-attended and included a wide-ranging discussion on the basic issues of the election campaign.

Kentucky students speak about bleak job prospects

By our reporters, 15 March 2012

Students attending a jobs fair at Morehead State University in Kentucky spoke to an SEP election campaign team about the difficulties of securing employment.

The student debt explosion

By Andre Damon, 14 March 2012

Rising default rates on student loans reflect the social disaster facing young people.

The Kandahar massacre and the fight against war

Statement by Jerry White, SEP candidate for US president

Jerry White and Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, 14 March 2012

As the Socialist Equality Party’s candidate for US president, I share the revulsion felt by millions of people in Afghanistan, in the United States and throughout the world over the brutal murder of at least 16 Afghan civilians, including nine children, by a US soldier Sunday in Kandahar province.

SEP presidential candidate Jerry White to speak in Kingston, Ontario

14 March 2012

US SEP presidential candidate Jerry White will speak at Kingston Ontario’s Queen’s University on the evening of Tuesday, March 20.

SEP supporters campaign for meetings in Portland and Kentucky

By our reporters, 13 March 2012

On Wednesday, SEP presidential candidate Jerry White will speak at a meeting in Portland, Oregon, and vice presidential candidate Phyllis Scherrer will speak in Morehead, Kentucky the next day.

Jerry White speaks in Los Angeles

By our reporters, 12 March 2012

On Saturday, Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White addressed a meeting in Culver City, California. Around 30 workers and youth of diverse ages and backgrounds attended from around the Los Angeles area.

Successful start to SEP West Coast campaign

By our reporter, 10 March 2012

Jerry White and supporters concluded a campaign stop in San Diego, California on Friday. Discussions with students at San Diego State University followed a successful public meeting the previous evening.

How to fight Obama’s police-state policies

Statement by Jerry White, SEP candidate for president

9 March 2012

President Obama signed into law Thursday a bill that would effectively prohibit public protest against the president, the vice president or their Republican opponents.

Jerry White visits Debs museum in Terre Haute, Indiana

Remembering a pioneer American socialist

By Tom Mackaman, 7 March 2012

Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White recently visited the Eugene V. Debs museum in Terre Haute. Debs, the first major figure of American socialism, won nearly one million votes in his campaign for the presidency in 1912.

The tornado disaster and the case for socialist planning

Statement by Phyllis Scherrer, the Socialist Equality Party candidate for US vice president

Phyllis Scherrer and SEP vice presidential candidate, 6 March 2012

On behalf of the Socialist Equality Party and its sister parties worldwide, I would like to express my condolences and solidarity with all the victims of last week’s tornadoes in the US. Scores of people have been killed, hundreds injured, and thousands have lost everything to the storms.

The case for public ownership of the oil industry

Gas prices and the working class

Statement by Jerry White, Socialist Equality Party candidate for president

Jerry White and Socialist Equality Party candidate for president, 3 March 2012

The sharp increase in the price of gasoline during the first two months of 2012 has dealt a blow to the living standards of working people in the United States, already hard hit by four years of unrelenting economic slump.

SEP candidate visits Ohio, Indiana and Illinois

By our reporter, 2 March 2012

Jerry White concluded a three-state tour Thursday in Chicago where he spoke with city college students.

SEP vice presidential candidate denounces transit cuts at Pittsburgh forum

By our reporters, 1 March 2012

Workers and residents in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania spoke to Socialist Equality Party supporters about the impact of budget cuts in transit on their ability to carry out the most basic day-to-day activities.

Full funding for public transportation!

Stop layoffs and cutbacks!

of Phyllis Scherrer and SEP candidate for vice president, 29 February 2012

Public transit agencies across the country are facing unprecedented financial crises, with mass layoffs, wage and benefit cuts, the slashing of services and fare increases.

Phyllis Scherrer wins strong support from bus drivers and riders

By a WSWS reporting team, 28 February 2012

Socialist Equality Party candidate for Vice-President Phyllis Scherrer won strong support from Pittsburgh area bus drivers and riders as she campaigned for socialism as the alternative to the destruction of public transportation this past weekend.

SEP campaigns in New York, Michigan and Kentucky

28 February 2012

Supporters of the Socialist Equality Party’s presidential candidate Jerry White have begun campaigns throughout the country to promote a socialist program in the 2012 elections.

Socialism and the Cooper Tire struggle

Statement of Jerry White, the Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president

By Jerry White, 27 February 2012

SEP presidential candidate Jerry White issued the following statement to Cooper Tire workers in Findlay, Ohio. The workers are voting on a tentative agreement today after being locked out for three months.

Unite auto workers in Europe, North America and internationally against wage-cutting and layoffs!

Jerry White and SEP candidate for US president, 25 February 2012

SEP presidential candidate Jerry White issued the following statement opposing GM’s plans to attack auto workers in Europe.

SEP publishes election announcement of Jerry White in Spanish

25 February 2012

The Socialist Equality Party is publishing today the Spanish translation of the statement issued by SEP presidential candidate Jerry White announcing the party’s campaign in the 2012 US elections.

Video: SEP candidate Jerry White visits Chrysler plant in Warren, Michigan

24 February 2012

Jerry White, the Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, visited the Chrysler Warren Truck assembly plant Wednesday, urging workers to support his campaign

SEP presidential candidate Jerry White addresses meeting at University of Michigan

By our correspondent, 23 February 2012

SEP presidential candidate Jerry White spoke on inequality, war and the socialist perspective in the 2012 elections.

Defend public education!

Phyllis Scherrer and Socialist Equality Party candidate for Vice President, 22 February 2012

The candidates of both big business parties are attacking public schools—the Republicans openly repudiating the principle of universal education, Obama and the Democrats by promoting charter schools and anti-teacher measures like Race to the Top.

SEP supporters discuss election campaign with students in Ann Arbor, Michigan

By Janel Flechsig and Matthew Brennan, 21 February 2012

As part of the Socialist Equality Party’s 2012 election campaign for Jerry White, a WSWS reporting team visited the campus of the University of Michigan to promote a meeting on Tuesday.

Free Bradley Manning!

Jerry White and SEP candidate for US president, 20 February 2012

The court martial of alleged whistleblower Bradley Manning highlights the intersection between the crimes of American militarism and the attack on democratic rights by the Obama administration.

Conditions in this city are a damning indictment of capitalism

SEP presidential candidate Jerry White speaks in Detroit

By Shannon Jones, 18 February 2012

The meeting, attended by a cross section of the Detroit area working class and youth, was the first public meeting of the SEP presidential campaign.

Obama, Congress cut jobless benefits:

The socialist response to the jobs crisis

of Phyllis Scherrer and SEP candidate for vice president, 17 February 2012

A deal reached between Democrats and Republicans to slash long-term unemployment benefits will throw hundreds of thousands of people off benefits, amidst a jobs crisis that has no end in sight.

Video: ‪Cooper Tire workers speak with SEP candidate‬

17 February 2012

Jerry White spoke with locked-out Cooper Tire workers in Findlay, Ohio February 15 about class, internationalism, and the growth of social conflict in the United States.

Video: Jerry White visits Cooper Tire picket line

16 February 2012

Jerry White delivered a statement on February 15 in Findlay, Ohio. More than 1,000 workers at Cooper Tire have been locked out since November for opposing a concessions contract.

SEP presidential candidate gives press conference, speaks to workers in Findlay, Ohio

By James Brewer, 16 February 2012

SEP presidential candidate Jerry White received a warm response from locked-out Cooper Tire workers in Findlay, Ohio. He held a noon press conference on the picket line Wednesday that was attended by the local media.

Jerry White demands end to government repression of Sri Lankan SEP

By our reporter, 15 February 2012

The SEP’s candidate for US president issued the following statement demanding an end to the Rajapaske government’s campaign of intimidation against the SEP in Sri Lanka.

SEP Presidential candidate Jerry White to speak in Detroit Thursday evening: “Oppose Detroit budget cuts!”

14 February 2012

SEP Presidential candidate Jerry White will be the featured speaker at a public meeting Thursday evening called to plan and organize a fight-back against the latest attacks on the jobs, wages and benefits of the working class in Detroit.

Vote Socialist Equality in 2012!

Statement by Jerry White, SEP candidate for US president

By Jerry White, 13 February 2012

Statement by Jerry White, SEP candidate for US president