On Tuesday 6 November, the people of the United States went to the polls to elect all 435 Members of the House of Representatives, 35 of 100 Senators, and 36 of 50
State Governors, and to decide numerous other local elections and statewide
As a result, the Democratic Party gained 28 seats and took the majority in the lower
House of Representatives. The Democrats also gained control of seven additional
governorships, including in the crucial Upper Midwest states of Illinois, Michigan
We commend the people of the United States for repudiating President Trump and the
Republican Party, which, after two years advancing a radical-right political programme
designed around corporate profit at the expense of working people, again showed its
true face by running the most openly racist, xenophobic and misogynist campaign in
We particularly commend the election of an unprecedented crop of left-wing
Democrats, led by Democratic Socialists of America members Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
and Rashida Tlaib, who respectively become the youngest woman and the first
Palestinian-American ever elected to Congress.
Ocasio-Cortez and Tlaib will join a record number of newly-elected women and
minority candidates to carry forward the progressive electoral revival led by
Senator Bernie Sanders, whom we also congratulate for winning his re-election bid,
again as an Independent, with 67.4% of the vote.
from the European Left Party’s North America working group
Left Unity is active in movements and campaigns across the left, working to create an alternative to the main political parties.
Left Unity is a member of the European Left Party.
Events and protests from around the movement, and local Left Unity meetings.
Mon 23 Sept 11.00-12.30
Remain, reform, revolt: In and against Europe
In Brighton. What does changing Europe mean? What can a left movement – in and out of government – do about democratic reform, the environment, migration, and workers’ rights? Part of The World Transformed 2019 programme.
September and October
Remain Reform Revolt, public meetings
In Southampton, Manchester, Cambridge, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sunderland. Organised by Another Europe Is Possible and with a great lineup.
More info here.
Global Climate Strike
Global climate strikes and a week of actions to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels and emergency action to avoid climate breakdown.
Sun 29 Sept, 12.00-16.00
Shut Down The Tories – Protest the Tory Party Conference
They shut down Parliament – now we need to shut down the Tories. Be in Manchester to demonstrate.
European Forum, Brussels
The annual event for progressive, environmental and left forces will take place in Brussels. If you are interested in attending contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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