The results of the elections are in: Donald Trump narrowly lost and the Democrats under-performed against all expectations in Congress. And while measures such as raising the minimum wage and legalizing marijuana were more popular than either candidate, over 72 million voted for Trump. Socialists must take a hard look at the underlying trends in American political life: the dangerous growth of an assertive, white-supremacist Right and the weakness of declining centrist liberalism. In this continuing period of political instability we need an active, organized socialist movement accessible to people from across the broad, multi-racial working class.
What lessons can we draw from the election? What are the opportunities and challenges ahead for working class and socialist organizing? How do we fight the rise of the right? Join us for a panel of DSA labor organizers and leaders from our National Political Committee, Democratic Socialist Labor Commission, and the AfroSocialist and Socialists of Color Caucus to discuss their assessment of the election, the political terrain ahead of us, and what DSA needs to do to build a durable and winning Left that can defeat the Right and create a better world.
Featuring: Keon Liberato, Rebecca Garelli, Robert Cuffy and Kevin Prosen in conversation with Marianela D’Aprile.Originally published by Democratic Socialists of America: Source