Aram Falsafi is a member of Seattle Democratic Socialists of America.
DSA should not support Howie Hawkins
By now, you’ve most likely read the Howie Hawkins resolution, titled “Joe Biden, Howie Hawkins & the Presidential Election — A Class Struggle Strategy to Fight Trumpism” that will be voted on at the Seattle DSA business meeting in August. The resolution would have Seattle DSA encourage DSA members and socialists to vote for Howie Hawkins in safe states, to point towards “building the left,” while not committing money or volunteers to the Hawkins campaign. It would also request the DSA National Political Committee to organize a national discussion around voting for Howie Hawkins. This resolution not only hurts our credibility with the working class, but also our ability to build power. As such, it is harmful towards the Democratic Socialists of America’s stated goals of building a mass working-class organization. We encourage you to vote NO on this resolution.
Joe Biden, Howie Hawkins & the Presidential Election - A Class Struggle Strategy to Fight Trumpism. Co-signers: Philip Locker, Deepa Bhandaru, Aram Falsafi, Connor Rauch, Melissa Schade, Bryan Watson, Stephan Kimmerle, Manuel Carrillo, Sean Case, Mark Rafferty, Phillip Rudd, Brian Weitzner, Sundar Sharma, Ramy Khalil, M. Harris.