Candidate Statement: Kevin S.
I started organizing with the Communist Caucus and became a founding member of their housing rights project--Tenants and Neighborhood Councils (TANC)--in 2017. When I formally joined EBDSA, I was disappointed that elected leadership promoted electoral campaigning exclusively, actively antagonizing efforts by membership to directly organize with the East Bay working class to address our material needs outside existing power structures. I support electoral organizing, but it must be accompanied and informed by material struggle. I’m encouraged that new EBDSA leadership is more open to this joint approach, which I seek to promote at the national level. To the streets!