Socialist Party of Wisconsin

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Socialist Party of Wisconsin
Founded 1973
Headquarters Milwaukee, Wisconsin
 United States
Ideology Democratic socialism
National affiliation Socialist Party USA
Colors Red
This page deals with the political organization founded in 1973. For the political party which preceded it, see Social-Democratic Party of Wisconsin.

The Socialist Party of Wisconsin (SPWI) was the state chapter of the Socialist Party USA in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The Socialist Party has two locals; the Milwaukee County Local and the South Central Wisconsin Local.

The Socialist Party of America voted 73:34 to change its name to Social Democrats, USA in December 1972.[1] SPUSA was founded in 1973, after which the SPWI was founded.

Notable office holders

The Socialist Party of Wisconsin sees itself as a continuation of the Social-Democratic Party of Wisconsin, state affiliate of the Socialist Party of America. This organization elected a number of candidates to office over the three-quarters of a century of its existence, including:

Municipal

Statewide

Federal

Notable members

  • Diane Drufenbrock, Milwaukee resident and Socialist Party USA nominee for vice-president in 1980
  • Angela Walker, Milwaukee resident and Socialist Party USA nominee for vice-president in in 2016
  • Frank Zeidler, Mayor of Milwaukee (1948-1960) and Socialist Party USA nominee for president in 1976

References

  1. Anonymous (31 December 1972). "Socialist Party now the Social Democrats, U.S.A.". New York Times. p. 36. Retrieved February 8, 2010.