Proposed Resolution: For a socialist coalition

BY: Cleveland West Side Club| June 6, 2014

Submitted by Cleveland West Side Club, Communist Party of Ohio


Repeated polls have shown that support for socialism has reached massive proportions including a majority of African Americans and liberal Democrats as well as over 40% of Hispanics, youth 18-29 and low income people, and


Organizing this mass sentiment into a meaningful political force should be a high priority for our Party as well as for all progressives and advocates of socialism, and


there is currently no one party or organization with the authority, mass base, resources and organizational network capable of realizing this potential alone, and


this goal may be achieveable through an alliance of like-minded organizations and individuals, and


The basis for such an alliance should be agreement on two principles: (1) that building a broad democratic movement to defeat right wing extremism is the urgent and immediate task and (2) a commitment to the ultimate goal of establishing a modern 21st century socialist society based on the needs, struggles and democratic traditions of the American people, and


Exploratory discussions with groups and  individuals on developing cooperation towards establishing such an alliance could begin after our  30th National Convention, NOW


that the 30th National Convention of the CPUSA endorses the goal of establishing a socialist coalition based on the aforementioned principles, and


that  following the convention the incoming national leadership  initiate exploratory discussions with groups and individuals it believes would be helpful in achieving this goal, and


That the national leadership encourage members, clubs, districts and other party bodies to promote achieving this goal in constructive and collectively agreed upon ways.

The views and opinions expressed in the Convention Discussion are those of the author alone. The Communist Party is publishing these views as a service to encourage discussion and debate. Those views do not necessarily reflect the views of the Communist Party, its leading bodies or staff members. The CPUSA Constitution, Program, and all its existing policies remain in effect during the Convention discussion period and during the Convention.

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30th National Convention, Communist Party USA
Chicago | June 13-15, 2014


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