Socialist Workers Party Aims for Ballot|
From the August 15 Washington Post
Supporters of the D.C. Socialist Workers Party filed 4,400 signatures
yesterday to place the party's ticket on the Nov. 7 general election
For U.S. president, the party has nominated James Harris, who is on
from his job at a garment distribution center in Atlanta. The vice
presidential nominee is Margaret Trowe, a meatpacker at a slaughterhouse
Austin, Minn. For D.C. delegate to Congress, the party has nominated Sam
Manuel, a railroad freight conductor.
Mary Martin, chairwoman of the party's D.C. campaign and a former D.C.
Council candidate, said the socialist workers' ticket attracted more
1,000 votes in the 1998 citywide election. The party supports D.C.
statehood, abortion rights and an end to sanctions against Iraq.