Having Socialist Elected Officials Makes a Difference for Working-Class People
The Victorian local council elections are rapidly approaching. From early October, Victorians will receive ballots in the mail, with voting to close on Friday, October 23.
The Victorian Socialists, formed in 2018, are standing an ambitious and unprecedentedly broad slate of new socialist candidates. If successful, they will join a number of incumbent socialist councilors in Yarra, Darebin, and Moreland, municipal areas covering Melbourne’s inner east and north.
Since at least the 1990s, gentrification has transformed these historically working-class neighborhoods. But they are still home to a socioeconomically diverse array...