The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

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

For a Working Class Fight, Based on a Working Class Policy

Sep 15, 2014

On Labor Day week-end, five candidates in Michigan’s November election, running together on a common program, kicked off their campaign in the Detroit metropolitan area: Sam Johnson, running for Congress in Michigan’s 13th congressional district; Gary Walkowicz, running in the 12th district; Mary Ann Hering and Kenneth Jannot Jr., running for the Dearborn School Board, which also oversees Henry Ford [Community] College; and David Roehrig, running for Wayne County Community College District #2.

Proclaiming that “workers should not pay the cost of the crisis the bosses created” they called for a working class fight, based on a working class policy.

In contrast to all those politicians, Democrats and Republicans, false friends and open enemies of working people, these five candidates said what everyone knows: an election can’t overcome the problems we face. For that, a fight is necessary.

But the five candidates believe that by putting themselves forward, even if no one else does, they can let the workers’ voice be heard. Sam Johnson, Gary Walkowicz, Mary Ann Hering, Kenneth Jannot Jr. and David Roehrig want to give working people a chance to vote for something they really do agree with, to show that they, too, understand the need to fight.

The campaigning went well, with several dozen people circulating among people who crowded into various Labor Day events. Hundreds and hundreds of people stopped to talk over the three days–a good start to the campaign.

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