More and more people are ready to dump the two dominant political parties--different in name, similar in stature--in favor of actual working-class representation. The Kshama Sawant campaign is running to build this independent left alternative here in Seattle and nationwide. The results so far have been tremendous.
We were the first candidate in modern Washington State history to advance to the general election in two separate races, one as a write-in candidate with over 12% of the vote against the second most powerful Democrat in Washington State. We challenged the state’s undemocratic electoral system in the courts and won the right to have our party preference, Socialist Alternative, listed on the ballot! Click here for more on our legal challenge. Even the mainstream media has not been able to ignore us any longer, with prominent coverage in The Seattle Times, Seattle’s NPR station, The Stranger (Seattle’s main weekly paper), The Associated Press, among others.
We have a historic opportunity to win the highest vote in the country for an independent left-wing candidate in 2012, possibly with 15%-30% of the vote. We intend to use our campaign’s momentum to launch a broader left alliance that will run independent left-wing candidates for City Council and Mayor in 2013, and for state and federal races in 2014.
But we are missing sufficient human and financial resources to tap into our full potential. Our opponent, Frank Chopp, has raised over $125,000 by schmoozing millionaires, and has the corporate media behind him. One the other hand, we do not take corporate donations, and have raised $16,000. But to run a credible campaign, we will need at least $30,000. The only way we can overcome this obstacle is through the active participation of our supporters. Please join the Kshama Sawant campaign, wherever you are. You can help in so many ways.
Please contact us if you have professional experience with the following:
- Media relations (increasing our coverage in media)
- Web development & design
- Video production
Please contact us if you have interest in the following (no experience necessary):
- Door knocking
- Phone banking
- Hosting a house party
- Helping with fundraising
- …or any other skills you have that might be helpful to the campaign
Given our limited resources, we prioritize volunteers. However, we are open to exploring the options of paid positions or stipends.
ACT NOW to seize this historic opportunity in the next eight weeks. ACT NOW, because humanity and the environment cannot tolerate this failed system any longer.
Contact VoteSawant@gmail.com, call 253-632-7493, or visit www.votesawant.org, today!