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On the afternoon of Sunday, April 22, about two dozen supporters of Juan Rey’s campaign for Congress attended a fund raiser at a supporter’s home in Los Angeles.
Juan Rey is running as an independent for U.S. Congress (California 29th District) in the June 5th primary election in the San Fernando Valley.
Last fall we campaigned on this idea: that the working class needed its own party. We said that the working class in this country has been suffering through an economic crisis that has gone for over 30 years, under the watch of both the Democrats and the Republicans. We said that the two main political parties both spoke for the capitalists and that the working class needed its own voice.
2017 is not an election year in Michigan on the state level. But that doesn't mean that there is nothing that can be done. Maybe we can't campaign for candidates. But we can campaign for the idea that working people need our own party.
Working Class Party did well in the 2016 elections, despite being a new party. We got about 13 times as many votes as we needed to stay on the ballot in 2018, and our candidate for State Board of Education got more votes than any other minor party candidate.