Tomorrow the Socialist Workers Party will complete our July 27 filing with petitions totaling 1,300 signatures for ballot status for our candidates Alyson Kennedy for President and Malcolm Jarrett for Vice-President in the November 2020 General Election.
Date: Tuesday August 11
Time: 3.00 PM
Place: Office of the New Jersey State Division of Elections, 20 W. State St., 4th Floor, Trenton, NJ 08608.
This year the lockdown and other restrictions enacted by Governor Philip Murphy prompted the campaign to request that the Governor waive petitioning requirements to ensure fair ballot access in the 2020 general election. [See attached June 17 letter to Gov. Murphy and SWP party platform] We received a response only on July 21 telling us there would be no change in the requirements.
Given the limitations, the party on July 27 submitted the documents for the 14 required electors with a first installment of 270 signatures on petitions for ballot status. Today’s filing exceeds the requirements.
The SWP’s presidential ticket has been on the ballot in New Jersey in every election since 1948.
The SWP candidates speak in the interests of the working classes and all those exploited in cities, towns and rural areas in the face of the brutal consequences of a deepening worldwide social and economic crisis.
The broadest possible debate on these issues, which are unresolved, is advanced by ballot status for the SWP.
The SWP slate is for workers building a union movement in every work place, for a labor party based on that, and for workers control of production, including conditions and pace of work — the only way to deal with questions of health and safety.
The SWP vice presidential candidate Malcolm Jarrett and candidate for US senate in New Jersey Lea Sherman will be at the filing in Trenton on Tuesday. They will be available for interviews and questions.