Socialist Party Vice Presidential Candidate to Speak in Kalamazoo

We have been lied to for decades. we have been manipulated. There really is enough for everyone on this planet. We really don’t have to compete with one another or step on one another to get ahead. What happens to the system when we don’t play the game? We can make space for those who need it, and fight for the end of capitalism and imperialism.” 
– Angela Walker

September 29, 2016

Contact: Jacquis Robertson
Socialist Party of Michigan

KALAMAZOO – Socialist Party USA Vice Presidential Candidate Angela Nicole Walker will be speaking at Kalamazoo’s beloved Fire Historical and Collective Arts Collaborative on Saturday, October 1, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  ​(1249 Portage Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49001). Walker will discuss the intersectionality of class, racism, and sexism and the solutions Socialism provides to those issues.

Walker and presidential running mate Emidio “Mimi” Soltysik were nominated at the Socialist Party’s national convention in October 2015. Since then they have been having conversations with voters across the country. With interest in socialism growing nationwide, Soltysik and Walker have been able to harness that energy and manifest a powerful collective using social media and events such as the one upcoming on October 1.  The ticket will be listed on Michigan’s November presidential election ballot through the qualified ballot line of Michigan’s Natural Law Party.

Walker is also well known for running for the office of Sheriff in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin on a socialist platform in 2014. As an independent socialist candidate, she was able to receive 21% of the vote against incumbent Democrat David A. Clarke, Jr.

More information on Soltysik/Walker presidential campaign can be found at and

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.

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