Socialist Workers VP candidate to speak at U

Socialist Workers Party vice presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy is scheduled to discuss âÄúThe Fight to Protect Working People against the Ravages of the Economic Crisis TodayâÄù at Blegen Hall on Monday at 7:00 p.m. Kennedy, along with her running mate, Roger Calero, is campaigning to halt home and farm foreclosures, for a shorter workweek with no cut in pay and a workersâÄô and farmersâÄô government. Calero campaigned at the University on Sept. 24. According to a news release, Kennedy helped lead a ten-month strike by coal miners in Utah, and has a record of participation in the struggles against U.S. wars abroad. University clerical worker Sandi Sherman said she supports the campaign and the party because âÄúworking people need to fight to unify and resist the job loss, the attacks on our wages and our health care.âÄù âÄúI think that working people need an alternative to the Democrats and Republicans who are both, I think, equally responsible for the [economic] crisis that we face today,âÄù Sherman said. Calero is on the ballot in 10 states, including Minnesota. In 2004, Calero received 3,689 votes and James Harris, another Socialist Workers Party candidate, received 7,102 votes, combining for less than one percent of total votes cast.