We are committed to the creation of a socialist society and believe that the electoral process is a means by which we can amplify our message, build the DSA’s base and our Northern New Jersey DSA Chapter’s capacity, normalize socialism within the context of our capitalist society, influence and craft local policy and build working class power. We take it as our mission not only to advance the proponents of a democratic socialist agenda, but to defeat those who would stand in the way of the actualization of that goal. We will use the electoral system we have been given to advance our agenda to produce a system in adherence with our mission. We will leverage the electoral system to defeat capitalism and create a democratic socialist society dedicated to justice, equality, and solidarity.
North New Jersey DSA is proud to endorse Chigozie Onyema for West Ward in Newark! Chigozie will fight for housing justice, reimagine public safety, and grow a “solidarity economy” that reinvests in the working class of Newark.
Our goal is to engage in class-struggle elections that endorse and support candidates who see themselves as organizers first and legislators second. Class-struggle candidates are DSA members and organizers; openly identify as socialists; use their election campaigns and position in office to mobilize and fight alongside the working class; popularize class struggle; explicitly name our class enemies; actively oppose racial, national, gender and other forms of oppression; and commit to using their campaigns and elected offices to help build and unite socialist, union and other worker organizations and militancy independent of the candidates’ campaigns and of the Democratic Party.
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