Labor Party Moves Toward July Convention

February 24, 2002

The Interim National Council (INC) of the Labor Party met on February 15th, and laid plans for the coming Constitutional Convention to be held July 25 - 28 in Washington, D.C.

The INC meeting was convened at the headquarters of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), where Labor Party National Organizer Tony Mazzocchi laid out plans for the coming convention. INC members representing all major affiliates took part in the discussions about the coming convention, as well as discussions and exchanges about ongoing Labor Party work and prospects.

Representing UE at the INC meeting were General Secretary-Treasurer Bruce Klipple, Director of Organization Bob Kingsley, and Political Action Director Chris Townsend.

Commenting on the INC meeting, GST Klipple commented "We are off to a good start towards a successful Labor Party convention in July. We have a lot of work to do between now and then, to organize our UE delegation and organize UE’s participation in the preparatory work running up to the convention. And one thing is crystal clear; despite obstacles and difficulties, we need the Labor Party now more than ever. The two-party system is doing a job on working people. Our work is cut out for us."

Klipple encouraged UE locals to begin the process of organizing delegates to the July convention, and encouraged locals and individuals to renew their Labor Party memberships if necessary.

Information will soon be provided to UE locals and districts regarding the delegate process, and will be available in the March issue of the Labor Party Press.