For a massive vote in 2020 to reject racism, expand democracy, advance people’s needs

For a massive vote in 2020 to reject racism, expand democracy, advance people’s needs


Call to Action

If ever there was a time for working-class people of all backgrounds to come together in common defense of basic human needs, dignity and rights that time is now.

The vicious attacks from the White House on Congresspersons of color, many women, hearken back 140 years ago to the attacks on African American elected officials during Reconstruction.  The result was a devastating setback to democracy and perpetuation of institutionalized racism in our country.

The disregard and abuse and targeting women members of Congress is part and parcel of the single minded drive by this administration to dismantle all social programs won since the New Deal, from food stamps to Social Security, and continue the grand theft enriching the top .1% in our country.

It is part and parcel of the concerted attempt to destroy unions that have led the way for living wages, safe working conditions and secure jobs for working people, and for the election of those who fight for these rights.

It is part and parcel of the unacceptable divide and conquer tactics which have given a green light to white supremacist terror in our country, and to McCarthyite red baiting.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY); Rep. Ayanna Pressley (MA); Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN); and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (MI) as well as Rep. Elijah Cummings (MD) enjoy wide and strong support from the voters who elected them.  An attack on them is an attack on all of their constituents and on all who uphold democracy.

We stand with these outstanding elected officials, and reject the tactics and policies coming from the Trump administration. We applaud their defiance of racism and their focus on addressing the issues of the people.

We commit to help organize a massive vote throughout our country that rejects these tactics and policies in 2020 and fights to expand democracy and advance the standard of living of the people.

It will take a broad, united front to overcome.  It can and must be done.


    The Communist Party USA is a  revolutionary working-class  political party founded in 1919 in Chicago, IL. The Communist Party stands for the interests of the American working class and the American people. It stands for our interests in both the present and the future. Solidarity with workers of other countries is also part of our work. We work in coalition with the labor movement, the peace movement, the student movement, organizations fighting for equality and social justice, the environmental movement, immigrants rights groups and the health care for all campaign. But to win a better life for working families, we believe that we must go further. We believe that the American people can replace capitalism with a system that puts people before profit — socialism. We are rooted in our country's revolutionary history and its struggles for democracy. We call for "Bill of Rights" socialism, guaranteeing full individual freedoms.

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