The following article is printed with the permission of Michigan Information & Research Service Inc. (MIRS)
The Working Class Party, in its Convention July 15, nominated candidates to run in the 2018 election, five for the U.S. Congress, two for the State Board of Education, and four for the Michigan State Senate. It issued the following statement about these candidates.
In California's June 5th primary, Juan Rey, who ran in the 29th Congressional District in the Northeast San Fernando Valley, received 945 votes, or 1.45% of the votes in this district. As of June 22, Los Angeles County was still counting votes, and updating candidates totals. That's why Juan's vote kept going up.
The Michigan legislature is getting ready to pass a bill which will cut many people from Medicaid. These well-fed legislators – who show up to work in the state legislature only 94 days out of a whole year and who get top-shelf medical coverage from the state for themselves and their families – want to require all “able-bodied” adults to work 29 hours every week in order to qualify for Medicaid.
On May 20 at 2 pm, Juan Rey, who is running in California’s June 5th election primary for Congress in the Northeast San Fernando Valley, will be speaking in North Hollywood about the multiple crises that working people face, and the need for workers to organize and unite into an independent working class party. A discussion will follow.