Monday, March 25, 2013

Twin Cities Local DSA endorses Ty Moore for Minneapolis City Council, Ward 9

The Twin Cities Local of the Democratic Socialists of America, at its March meeting, voted without opposition to endorse the candidacy of fellow socialist Ty Moore for the Minneapolis City Council seat for Ward 9. The seat is one being vacated by Gary Schiff (DFL) as he runs for Mayor. As the Democratic Socialists of America is not a political party nor a political action committee, endorsement by a local or sub-group is educational and informational in nature, and serves mainly as a notice to the public that we have decided that this candidate’s positions are strongly in line with our values and our organization’s goals. Members of the local, especially those who live in Minneapolis, are encouraged to support the candidate as individuals, but are free as ever to support whom they choose.

Ty Moore, who is a member of Socialist Alternative and running under that banner, is also endorsed by the Green Party of Minneapolis (which is a political party!) Our local invited Ty Moore to address our meeting on March 24 about his candidacy, why he is running and what he stands for. After his address, we had a formal motion to endorse, which passed with none opposed and one abstaining. We are very pleased as socialists to see an electable activist with broad community support running as a socialist for a local office.