Friday, March 1, 2019

As Many as 5 Socialists Could Join Chicago's City Council

It's bad out there, really bad.

If their success on Tuesday carries over to the April runoff election, as many as five members of the Democratic Socialists of America could be on the Chicago City Council —  the most in more than a century, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.

Two won aldermanic seats outright. Three others made the runoffs.

“This progressive insurgency is absolutely historic,” Rodriguez-Sanchez campaign volunteer Rachel Johnson said, according to the Sun-Times. “We are poised to have three or four new socialists on the City Council and will be positioned to have a socialist [caucus] on the City Council. I’m absolutely elated.”

In 2015, the DSA, the most active socialists,  had roughly 5,000 members, since the election of Trump the organization says it has grown to about 60,000 card-carrying DSA members nationwide.

The most prominent socialist, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has over 3.3 million Twitter followers.



  1. Good news...

    F*** those far right wing capitalistic misanthropes.

  2. those socialist pinheads won't know what hit them when the books are opened in front of them. they think their problem is having an elected or appointed board to schools.

  3. This is Chicago there are no capitalists with power but democrat crony capitalists. And it's been that way since the last republican mayor in the 1920s and that guy was in Capone's pocket.