U.S. Socialist Stewart Alexander steps aside for 2012 Presidential Run
BY LYNN LOMIBAO
SP California Staff Writer
After dedicating a year to rebuilding the Socialist Party of California, Stewart Alexander stepped down as the California State Chair and supported Mimi Soltysik as the new State Chair for the Socialist Party of California. Stewart Alexander resigned as state chair to spend more time building support in his bid to become U.S. President in 2012. Mimi Soltysik was voted in as the California Chair during a meeting of the state party last week.
Mimi Soltysik had served previously as the chair for the Los Angeles County Local and will serve in a dual capacity, local and state chair, until elections are held to elect a new chair for the SP Los Angeles County Local. Mimi says "Working to expand the Socialist Party in Los Angeles has prepared me for the challenges ahead to build the party statewide."
Mimi Soltysik has plans to expand the Socialist Party in five Southern California counties, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County and San Diego County. Stewart Alexander will work as the California State Organizer and conduct membership activities in these five counties and will coordinate Socialist Party activities in Northern California and the Central Valley.
Greg Pason, the National Chair for the Socialist Party USA, has offered the California chapter an opportunity to host the National Convention for the Socialist Party in 2011. Mimi Soltysik says "It is our goal to have the National Convention in California; it will help us to recruit more members in the party as we approach 2012."
Mimi Soltysik says building the membership within the California Chapter is my primary goal for 2011. "I am looking for people who are ready for change; the unemployed, college students paying too much for tuitions, seniors who a struggling to survive, anti-Democrats and anti-Republicans, the anti-capitalists and those willing to join the struggle to end U.S. imperialism. My request is simple, Join Us."
The next meeting for the Socialist Party of California will be held in Los Angeles during the month of April. For date, time and location, contact the Socialist Party of California at: http://socialistparty-usa.org/states/california.html