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I am Interested in Seeking the Socialist Party's 2020 Nomination for the Office of:
Will you personally be attending the October 25-27, 2019 SP National Convention in Newark, NJ?
Introductory Statement

Please write a brief statement introducing yourself. Your statement should not exceed two paragraphs.
Question 1
How do you personally define socialism?
Question 2
How long have you been a socialist, and how did you come to adopt a socialist perspective?
Question 3
(a) Do you intend to run on the Socialist Party Platform and Statement of Principles (including systemic change based on social ownership, worker control, and production for use rather than profit)?
(b) Is there any position taken in the Socialist Party Platform and/or Statement of Principles with which you directly or potentially disagree? If so, please specify each such position and how it differs from your own.
(c) If you take any positions that differ from those of the Socialist Party, are you willing to make clear at all times that the Party’s position differs from your own?
Question 4
What, in your view, should be the primary goals or objectives of a Socialist Presidential/Vice Presidential campaign?
Question 5
To what extent do you feel that you can be an effective voice for bridging the connection between the struggle against capitalism and the struggles against racism, sexism, heterosexism, transphobia, national chauvinism, and other such systemic oppression?
Question 6
The Socialist Party’s Statement of Principles states that “[t]he working class is the major force worldwide that can lead the way to a socialist future – to a real radical democracy from below.” In what ways will your campaign take on a working class orientation?
Question 7
Have you ever before run as candidate for public office? If so, please list the election year, office sought, and party affiliation/label (if any) of each prior political candidacy that you have pursued. Include any instance in which you have entered a party primary election or otherwise sought to obtain a political party’s candidacy nomination.

Question 8
Do you intend to seek the nomination of any other political party for your 2020 Presidential or Vice-Presidential candidacy? If so, please specify.
Question 9
Do you satisfy the U.S. constitutional requirements for being elected president of the United States (i.e. are you a natural-born U.S. citizen, with at least 14 years of U.S. residency, who will be at least 35 years old on January 20, 2021)?
Question 10
To what extent are you willing and able to travel during the campaign? Do you have any personal commitments that would significantly limit the amount of time you can dedicate to campaigning (i.e., family, school, work, etc.)?
Question 11
What strategies and/or methods do you think would be most effective in promoting your campaign?
Question 12
Are you comfortable writing campaign statements, speaking to large audiences (including the media), and participating in debates when opportunities arise? Please elaborate on any experience.
Question 13
Have you developed any plan or strategies at this point for campaign fundraising?
Question 14
What do you see as being the role of the party in the functioning of your campaign?
Question 15
What resources (financial, skills, contacts, etc.) do you bring to the Socialist Party's Presidential campaign? And what resources would you request or need from the Party?