The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Workers Should Not Pay the Cost of the Bosses’ Crisis

Sep 1, 2014

The five of us are running this year:

  • to let working people express their anger,

  • to put forward a program of demands based on this idea: workers should not pay the cost of the bosses’ crisis.

We say, emergency measures are needed:

  • to put a halt to unemployment,

  • to stop the slide in our standard of living,

  • to stop the destruction of public services and schools.

We say, the wealth of this society – which today is hoarded by a handful of banks, a couple hundred large companies and a tiny wealthy capitalist class – must be taken and used to pay for measures protecting the lives of the ordinary people.

We are running to let working people who agree with these ideas declare themselves:

  • to say they know that the two big parties don’t represent their interest,

  • to say they want to stand up for themselves,

  • to express their support through their vote, for a working class program.

Our situation won’t be changed with a vote – we will need to make a fight to stop the worsening of our situation – but a vote for this program can be the beginning. It can show there are people who understand the working class will have to fight if we are to protect ourselves.

Sam Johnson, for U.S. Congress Michigan District 13

Gary Walkowicz, for U.S. Congress Michigan District 12

Mary Anne Hering and Kenneth Jannot Jr., for Dearborn School Board (HFC)

David Roehrig, for Wayne County Community College District 2