The 2016 SEP US Election Campaign
Jerry White—SEP (US) candidate for president, 27 July 2016
From the beginning the Sanders campaign was a political trap to corral social opposition and contain it within the Democratic Party.
27 July 2016
26 July 2016
By Jerry White and Zac Corrigan, 23 July 2016
Workers and young people spoke with Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, Jerry White, about social inequality in the city.
22 July 2016
21 July 2016
Niemuth visited Rochester and Syracuse, New York and spoke to residents about the conditions in the region and their thoughts on the 2016 presidential election.
By Jerry White and Zac Corrigan, 20 July 2016
On the second anniversary of the police killing of Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York, workers spoke with Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate about the class divide in America’s largest city.
19 July 2016
Niemuth spoke to workers and young people about the defense of public education.
By Niles Niemuth, 18 July 2016
Niemuth spoke to workers and youth in Pittsburgh, a historic center of steel production that has been hard-hit by the economic crisis.
“We are suffering, struggling, and they’re getting richer and richer”
By our reporters, 18 July 2016
Supporters of the Socialist Equality Party campaigned for presidential candidate Jerry White at the Ford Chicago Assembly Plant, a shopping center and a transit station Saturday.
By Evan Winters, 16 July 2016
SEP (US) vice presidential candidate spoke with residents of Erie, Pennsylvania about social inequality, the US election and recent threats to end public education beyond eighth grade in the city.
By Our reporter, 14 July 2016
SEP vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth took his campaign to an area that has been economically devastated over the past three decades by layoffs in the steel industry
By Naomi Spencer, 14 July 2016
Voters in the state of Kentucky who write in Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White on their ballots November 8 will have their votes legally recognized.
By Patrick Martin, 13 July 2016
The Sanders campaign has provided a major political lesson to millions of young people and workers attracted to his call for a “political revolution” against the “billionaire class.”
By Jerry White and Zac Corrigan, 9 July 2016
Southern West Virginia, which holds a special place in the history of the class struggle in the US, is today mired in depression-like conditions.
7 July 2016
By Patrick Martin, 6 July 2016
The decision clears a last major hurdle to Clinton’s becoming the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party.
By Tom Hall, 6 July 2016
The speeches by Clinton and the current president continued to press the shopworn portrayal of the Democratic Party as a defender of the “middle class.”
Niles Niemuth—SEP candidate for vice president, 5 July 2016
Sunday’s baseball game at the Fort Bragg military base was intended to manipulate the celebration of the American Revolution in order to promote militarism and war.
5 July 2016
On July 4, SEP US presidential candidate Jerry White and West Virginia House of Delegates candidate Naomi Spencer broadcast a discussion live on Facebook.
By Patrick Martin, 4 July 2016
The Democratic presidential candidate was accompanied by five lawyers for her three-hour interview.
Socialist Equality Party candidates talk with West Virginians angered over lack of federal aid for flood victims
By our reporter, 4 July 2016
In the aftermath of the flash floods that killed at least 20 people and destroyed thousands of homes, the Obama administration is providing only a pittance in federal aid.
Live Facebook discussion with SEP presidential candidate Jerry White and West Virginia House of Delegates candidate Naomi Spencer
4 July 2016
On July 4 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time, White and Spencer will talk about the elections in West Virginia and the political situation in the United States.
By Jerry White, 29 June 2016
While the immediate trigger for the floods was record-setting rainfall, like all natural disasters, the extent of the damage and its human impact were determined by conditions that are man-made.
29 June 2016
Jerry White spoke with SEP National Secretary Joseph Kishore in a live Facebook discussion on the current state of the US election campaign and its global context.
28 June 2016
Jerry White spoke to Australian audiences on the need for the international unity of the working class against war, inequality and the capitalist system.
Naomi Spencer—SEP candidate for the West Virginia House of Delegates District 16, 28 June 2016
Every “natural disaster” contains within it a social disaster. As with Hurricane Katrina, or the lead contamination of Flint, Michigan, the flooding in West Virginia reveals the real class relations of American society.
Jerry White—SEP candidate for US president, 24 June 2016
Whether it is Trump or Clinton who is elected in November, the ruling class will escalate the anti-worker agenda of the Obama administration that has created the greatest level of inequality in modern American history.
Socialist Equality Party election campaign: Naomi Spencer for West Virginia House of Delegates, 16th District!
22 June 2016
The Socialist Equality Party (US) is running Spencer for West Virginia House of Delegates to provide workers with a socialist program to oppose the Depression-like conditions in the coal mining state.
Jerry White—Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, 21 June 2016
As Sanders wraps up his campaign and prepares to endorse Hillary Clinton, the millions of workers and youth who supported him must now draw the necessary political conclusions.
Unite US and Mexican workers!
Jerry White—Socialist Equality Party candidate for president, 18 June 2016
The fight to defend jobs requires a unified fight against the capitalist system
Niles Niemuth—SEP candidate for vice president, 17 June 2016
Clinton has seized on the tragedy in Orlando to distract the population from questions of economic inequality and steamroll opposition to the attack on democratic rights and the expansion of war.
Unite US and Mexican workers!
By Jerry White - SEP candidate for president, 17 June 2016
Bitter experience has proven that the two corporate-controlled political parties and corporatist “unions” like the USW and UAW will do nothing to oppose the destruction of jobs and living standards.
By our reporters, 16 June 2016
White visited Rockford and Belvidere, Illinois, where he spoke to workers about their conditions and the US elections.
15 June 2016
By Bill Van Auken, 14 June 2016
Both major parties’ presumptive presidential nominees have rushed to exploit the tragedy in Orlando to promote war and reaction.
By Patrick Martin, 13 June 2016
There is a concerted effort to shift the political axis of the campaign to issues of race and gender rather than the questions of economic inequality raised by Bernie Sanders.
By Jerry White—SEP presidential candidate, 11 June 2016
The American people are presented with a “choice” between two right-wing candidates of war and reaction.
SEP vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth visits scene of fatal fire in Manchester, New Hampshire
By John Marion, 10 June 2016
Manchester is a former mill town coping with deindustrialization and old housing that is unsafe for workers.
By Patrick Martin, 8 June 2016
The media and the Democratic Party establishment are acting preemptively to crown Hillary Clinton as the presumptive presidential nominee.
30 May 2016
Workers and young people all over the world will be able to watch the meeting, which will be addressed by SEP presidential candidate Jerry White and vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth.
Workers have a right to read full contract document
Jerry White—SEP candidate for US president, 27 May 2016
Everything depends on the initiative of rank-and-file workers if this heroic fight is not to end up in another betrayal like 2011.
By WSWS reporting team, 27 May 2016
Many autoworkers expressed anger that the United Auto Workers is endorsing Democrat Hillary Clinton for US president.
By Jerry White—SEP candidate for US president, 26 May 2016
There’s a war going on in America, and it’s a class war. Detroit is a central battleground. Unite all workers in a fight back!
26 May 2016
At this meeting on May 31, Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White and vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth will speak about the critical issues facing workers and youth.
Niles Niemuth—SEP candidate for vice president, 26 May 2016
A Pew report released on the share of young people living with their parents sheds new light on the difficulties facing millions who are barely scraping by.
Telecom, airlines, retail, manufacturing workers entering battles
By Jerry White, 24 May 2016
The growth of the class struggle in the US poses the need for a unified fight by the working class against the capitalist system and the two big business parties that defend it.
24 May 2016
By our reporter, 23 May 2016
More than 300 workers in South Bend, Indiana have been locked out since May 9, after they overwhelmingly rejected the aerospace component giant’s “last, best and final offer.”
Niles Niemuth—SEP candidate for US vice president, 21 May 2016
An op-ed published this week in the New York Times provides an opportunity to consider the history of class struggle in America and the role of identity politics in dividing the working class.
Jerry White—SEP candidate for US president, 20 May 2016
The five-week strike by 40,000 Verizon workers can only be taken forward by mobilizing the strength of the entire working class.
Niles Niemuth—SEP candidate for US vice president, 17 May 2016
While media attention has focused on Obama’s swipes at Donald Trump, more significant was his chastisement of young people for supporting the campaign of self-declared socialist Bernie Sanders.
Niles Niemuth—SEP candidate for US vice president, 14 May 2016
The Socialist Equality Party defends the democratic right of immigrants and refugees to live and work wherever they please without fear of detention or deportation.
Jerry White—SEP candidate for US president, 13 May 2016
The struggle of Detroit teachers poses the need to unite all sections of the working class in a movement against big business and its political servants in both parties.
By Niles Niemuth, 12 May 2016
America is the land of social inequality, where a handful of billionaires continue to amass and squander vast wealth even as millions of workers are kept in poverty and denied the basic necessities of life.
By Jerry White, 9 May 2016
Jerry White, the Socialist Equality Party’s 2016 presidential candidate, responds to Obama’s declaration that the poisoning of thousands of children in Flint, Michigan is not a major issue.
By Niles Niemuth, 4 May 2016
The attack on Detroit teachers is just one part of an assault on every section of the working class throughout the region and beyond.
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By our reporters, 3 May 2016
Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White spoke to Detroit teachers participating in a rally of Detroit teachers engaged in a sickout on Monday.
By our reporters, 26 April 2016
Nearly 40,000 workers throughout the United States are on strike against the telecommunications giant to defend their jobs, health care and pension benefits.
Support White, Niemuth in 2016!
By Statement of the Socialist Equality Party, 22 April 2016
SEP candidates Jerry White for president and Niles Niemuth for vice president will advance a socialist program that addresses the needs of millions of workers and youth in the United States and around the world.