“Honesty, integrity, love, compassion, and a revolutionary spirit will carry us through the struggle. We’re going to stand in solidarity with each other as we face capitalism, prepared to destroy its incredible oppression and destruction. We learn and grow from each setback. Our determination in the face of incredible odds is fierce. Together, we cannot be defeated.” –Mimi Soltysik
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 12, 2016
Socialist Party of Michigan
Phone: (313) 437-2865
ANN ARBOR/FLINT – Socialist Party USA Presidential candidate Emidio “Mimi” Soltysik will be conducting a public speaking session at the University of Michigan’s Mason Hall (Rm. 3356) on September 14, 2016 at 6:00PM. Soltysik will be speaking and taking questions on his presidential campaign and vision for revolutionary democratic socialist alternatives.
On the following date of September 15, Soltysik will be taking part in the Independent and Third Party Presidential Candidates Forum being held at the Mott Community College Event Center in Flint. The debate-style forum will be held from 3:00PM to 6:00PM, with doors open at 2:00. Both the Ann Arbor and Flint events are free to attend for all interested members of the public.
Soltysik and running mate Angela Nicole Walker have been running for President and VP since October 2015 when they were nominated at Socialist Party USA’s National Convention. They will be listed on Michigan’s November ballot through the qualified ballot line of Michigan’s Natural Law Party.
With interest in socialism steadily rising amid declining faith in the two-party system, Soltysik and Walker have been able to harness that energy. Through the use of social-media they have been able to manifest a powerful collective. Soltysik has been featured in the likes of VICE, Univision, CNBC and the Los Angeles Times.
About the Socialist Party USA: The Socialist Party strives to establish a radical democracy that places peoples’ lives under their own control – a non-racist, non-heterosexist, classless, feminist, socialist society where working people own and control the means of production and distribution, through democratically controlled committees and assemblies; where full employment is realized for everyone who wants to work; where workers have the right to form unions freely, and to strike and engage in other forms of job actions; and where the production of society is used for the benefit of all humanity, not for the private profit of a few. We believe socialism and democracy are one and indivisible. The working class is in a key and central position to fight back against the ruling capitalist class and its power. The working class is the major force worldwide that can lead the way to a socialist future – to a real radical democracy from below.
The Socialist Party fights for progressive changes compatible with a socialist future. We advocate militant working class struggles and electoral action, independent of the capitalist-controlled two party system, to present socialist alternatives. We strive for democratic social revolutions — radical and fundamental changes in the structure of economic, political and social relations — to abolish the power now exercised by the few who control the economy and the government. The Socialist Party is a democratic, multi-tendency organization, with structure and practices visible and accessible to all members.