Andrea Kirby, candidate of the Working Class Party in Michigan's 9th congressional district, and Kathy Goodwin, WCP candidate in the 5th congressional district, were invited guest speakers at a public meeting of The Spark in Detroit on March 6th, 2022. Their main remarks were re-recorded on March 13th.
Philip Kolody was one of the people who worked to create Working Class Party in 2016, and he was its candidate in Michigan’s 14th Congressional district in 2018 and 2020. In a candidates’ questionnaire he filled out for the “Patch,” he explained his reasons for stepping forward like that: “No other party has the understanding of the problems the working class faces, and no clear idea of them, nor intention of dealing with these problems.” He often expressed this conviction: “The only friend the working class has IS the working class.”
Candidates of the Working Class Party in Michigan's 2020 campaign spoke at their party's convention on September 19, 2021.
Working Class Party, as small as it is, is important. It's the only one telling this truth – that the working class has its own class interests and its own power; and that the working class can only depend on itself.
COVID-19 and all of its variant cousins have highlighted the social, economic, and racial disparities not only in this country but all over the world.