CINCINNATI — The Socialist Workers Party campaign and its program were well-received at the candidate fair held here at Walnut Hills High School Sept. 13. Ned Measel and Kaitlin Estill, SWP candidates for Cincinnati City Council, and some of their supporters discussed with students the only realistic road forward is for working people to take political power into their own hands.
Students also looked over the wide range of books by SWP leaders and other revolutionaries and the Militant newspaper the candidates brought.
“We aren’t just Socialist Workers Party candidates in Cincinnati. This is a campaign for the working class in the United States,” said Kaitlin Estill. “Communists across the country are using our campaigns to increase our political work and lend support to strikes and other fights by working people, no matter how big or small.”
Estill described the recent solidarity trip she and her co-workers organized to support the fight being waged by members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Local 390G in Memphis. They collected 41 signatures in their BCTGM-organized shop on a solidarity card, raised $500 to contribute and took them down to Memphis to deliver in person.
“We take the Socialist Workers Party’s program to strike picket lines and to workers door to door here and in the countryside,” Measel told the students.