“What Issues Concern You?” – Poll

We want to know what kind of issues you are concerned about in order to best adapt our focus and energies in Chicago! We believe in direct action above all else, but in order for that direct action to be fruitful and have an impact, we need to know what other people are worried about in their daily lives, what affects them. We’re all struggling with something, and part of being a member of the Socialist Party means translating that into active organization, so please feel free to fill out the poll below and help us become better servants for the people!


Looking for a shelter to spend the night can be frustrating; while there are many organizations that are working on similar projects as us, there is no single resource online that contains every available shelter in the city of Chicago. Most people who are homeless have no access to the internet as well, which makes the problem all the more difficult. So for the past couple of months the Chicago Socialist Party has been sifting through databases and websites, compiling a comprehensive list of shelters in our city and organizing them using Northside, Westside, Southside designations based on Chicago’s 77 historic communities listed in Alphabetical order. Our aim is to create a complete, printable list that anyone can use and distribute free of charge as a resource for people who need shelter.

We are currently working with other community organizations to share information and we welcome any new information with open arms. This list is by no means perfect, so we greatly encourage people to critique our document and to give us new insight as to how we can improve this resource. This is a small project, but we hope to perfect it to help alleviate even just a little of the suffering of our brothers and sisters. You can find the document on our Community Info page as well as our Literature page.


Photo by: Jonathan Gibby ©

Photo by: Jonathan Gibby ©

After only four days of frenzied meetings, constant emails, interviews, networking and incessant messaging the Facebook event titled STOP DONALD TRUMP 2016 garnered more than 3,000 people to protest the presence of a racist, sexist, xenophobic, homo/transphobic bigot speaking at UIC Pavilion.

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The Fifth Column Interview with SPUSA Pres. Candidate Mimi Soltysik


Los Angeles, California (TFC) – Emidio “Mimi” Soltysik is an American political activist for the Socialist Party USA. He has been nominated to be the party’s candidate for President of the United States in the 2016 election. [from wikipedia]

John: How did you get involved in social justice/activism?

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New Site Under Construction

Hello! The Chicago Socialist Party has changed locations from Chicagosocialistparty.org to this site. We are currently undergoing construction and should be up and running shortly. We have some pages already up so feel free to look around! If you are interested in getting involved with us please shoot us an email at:


Thanks and our apologies for the inconvenience.