The Labor Party was launched on June
6, 1996 by 1,400
elected delegates representing some one million union members and community activists.
Since then, we've grown steadily to include nine international unions, hundreds of union
locals, and thousands of women and men, both union and non-union. Across the country,
Labor Party state and local organizations are hard at work.
Unbridled corporate power and the dollar domination
of the Democratic and Republican Parties have kept working people on the defensive,
dispersed and disunited for too long. People are tired of going without quality
healthcare, good schools, and secure, good-paying jobs. Yet many people are convinced
these things are unachievable. And in the absence of a hopeful alternative, many are ripe
for right-wing appeals that rely on scapegoating and bigotry.
To mount a serious challenge to corporate power, we
need real political representation that is completely independent, that puts control in
the hands of working people the organized and unorganized, the employed and
unemployed. The Labor Party has set its sights on attaining political power no
matter how long it takes. We are about creating a vision of a different kind of society,
one that puts the basic needs and rights of people first.
Join us in this historic project to build the Labor
Party, our party.