In November last year Socialist Alternative broke through into national politics when its candidate Kshama Sawant won nearly 100,000 votes in a Seattle city council election that made her the first Socialist representative there in 100 years.
Sawant was elected by fighting for a $15/hr minimum wage. In January Socialist Alternative and Sawant launched 15 Now to pressure City Hall to pass legislation for $15 in Seattle. This month the mayor and city council unanimously passed a $15/hr minimum wage. This was a historic victory that continues to have national repercussions.
Come hear how socialists won $15 in Seattle and what we can do to challenge inequality and build a grassroots socialist movement here in Oakland and the Bay Area.
Ty Moore 2013 Socialist Alternative candidate for Minneapolis City Councils
Dan Siegel Independent candidate for Oakland Mayor and $15 supporter
Erin Brightwell Founder of Campaign for Renters Rights and local Socialist Alternative organizer