The Socialist Party of California (SPCA) is the state chapter of the Socialist Party USA in the U.S. state of California.
In 1972 the Socialist Party of America changed its name to "Social Democrats, USA" by a vote of 73 to 34 at its December National Convention,. Renaming the Party as SDUSA was meant to be "realistic" as the Party had not ran a presidential candidate since the 1956 elections. In 1973, the Socialist Party USA was formed out the core members of the Debs Caucus. The Socialist Party of California was ultimately reorganized under the Socialist Party USA banner. The chapter's membership increased during the presidential election of 2008 under the Vice Presidential nominee and 2012 Presidential nominee Stewart Alexander. In June 2011, the Party was re-charted under current State Chair Mimi Soltysik. The Party hosted the October 2011 Socialist Party National Convention, which was held in Los Angeles.
The Socialist Party of California operates with locals in the counties of Los Angeles, Ventura, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
- ^ http://socialistparty-usa.org/platform/humanrights.html
- ^ Anonymous (31 December 1972). "Socialist Party now the Social Democrats, U.S.A.". New York Times. p. 36. Retrieved February 8, 2010.