That party does not exist today. Instead, there are two big parties, both serving the capitalist class and its chase after profit. But working people can build our own party, one that struggles to unite all our forces in a common fight.
My name is Ed Hershey, and I am running as a Working Class Party candidate for Illinois' 4th congressional district. I have been a teacher for 16 years at Lindblom High School, in West Englewood. I have seen how the city refuses to educate more and more of our youth – closing schools, starving them of funds, all while handing big payouts to companies and developers. I have been active in my school, in my union, with my students, and in my community. I was active in two teachers strikes, in 2012 and 2019. And in 2015 I ran for alderman of the 25th ward, to propose "A Working Class Fight." A vote for my campaign is a way to say you agree that such a fight must be made and that the working class must organize its own political party.
U.S. Congress in the 4th District