Queens ISO Branch Meeting
Wednesday 7pm, Queens Pride House
76-11 37th Ave, 2nd Fl, Jax Heights
E / F / R / M & 7 to 74th St./ Roosevelt Ave
With only 25% of the vote, Trump’s presidency doesn’t represent a mandate by the people for his agenda. But rather than fight back against Trump’s plans, the Democratic Party leadership is asking the public to give Trump a chance. This normalization of Trump’s rhetoric and agenda will make it easier for him to deliver on the racist and bigoted promises he made during his campaign.
Luckily millions around the country are looking for ways to actively fight Trump’s agenda, from mass deporations and a Muslim registry, to climate destruction and the gutting of working class living standards. Many of those people voted for Clinton. Others, frustrated with the Democratic Party and the political system, either didn’t vote or voted for a 3rd Party. The question is how do we unite all those opposed to Trump into a movement that can stop him in his tracks
We can’t give bigots like Trump and his administration any chances. But what do we do next? How do socialists help build broad movements that bring together masses of people, who aren’t socialists, to fight against Trump’s agenda?
By employing the strategy of the United Front, socialists have been able to bring together various organizations into large coalitions in a defensive fights and in the process, won over many of those forces to the politics and strategies of socialists. In certain moments, these united fronts developed into offensive struggles for an alternative to the status quo.
Join us for a discussion in Queens about the United Front strategy and how socialists, along with other forces who stand against Trump, can start the necessary efforts to bring together coalitions that can beat back Trump’s agenda and hopefully inspire a different vision, based on solidarity and social justice, for our communities.
1) Discusison of articles on the UF (listing articles here)
2) Organizing for local Queens actions and inauguration protests/ organizing at Hunter College
Understanding the United Front
Socialists and Movements: