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Jeff Mackler

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Jeff Mackler
Known forNational secretary of Socialist Action

Jeffrey Mackler is an American activist from San Francisco, California. Mackler is the national secretary of Socialist Action, a Trotskyist political party.[1] He was the nominee of Socialist Action for U.S. Senate from California in 2006,[2] and President of the United States in 2016.[3] His candidacy was endorsed by the Freedom Socialist Party.[4] In both cases, Mackler was a write-in candidate.[5] In 2019, Jeff Mackler was declared the presidential nominee for Socialist Action in the 2020 presidential election.[6]

Mackler founded Northern California Climate Mobilization, is a longtime teacher and union activist with the American Federation of Teachers in Hayward, California and is director of the Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal.[7] He is an alumnus of Antioch College.

Political positions[edit]


Mackler supports the abolition of capitalism and has at various times supported a 100% tax rate on all incomes above either $150,000 or $200,000.[8][9] He supports temporary rise to a $15 minimum wage and a massively expanded role for unions.[citation needed]


Mackler supports a transition to power the United States with 100% renewable energy, and "guaranteed jobs at top union wages" for all people who would lose jobs as a part of a theoretical transition.[7]


Mackler is in favor of a total elimination of the United States military.[9]

Health care and education[edit]

Mackler has expressed support for the American government to provide free public health care and education, including the abolition of private insurance. He has expressed a belief that Medicare for all in his view does not go far enough.[8]


Mackler supports abolition of borders and "amnesty, legalisation and equal rights for all immigrants".[citation needed]


  1. ^ Delgado, Moisés (October 17, 2016). "The Class Line in Elections Is the Principled Issue". LeftVoice.org. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  2. ^ Grant, Amy (September 24, 2006). "News From the Jeff Mackler for U.S. Senate Campaign". SocialistAction.org. Retrieved January 16, 2020.
  3. ^ "Rally For The Socialist Candidate For United States President, Jeff Mackler". Now Toronto. October 21, 2019. Archived from the original on January 16, 2020. Retrieved January 16, 2020.
  4. ^ Cornish, Megan (October 2016). "America First: Revival of a fascist ideology". socialism.com. Archived from the original on 18 August 2017. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  5. ^ Baker, Nick (June 26, 2016). "Interview with Socialist Action's presidential candidate, Jeff Mackler". SocialistAction.org. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  6. ^ Baker, Nick (May 11, 2019). "Socialist Action launches 2020 presidential campaign". SocialistAction.org. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Vote Socialist Action in 2016! Jeff Mackler for U.S. President!". SocialistAction.org. June 23, 2016. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  8. ^ a b Strachan, Maxwell (September 27, 2019). "A Long, Weird Convo with the Hardline Trotskyist Running a 2020 Campaign That Makes Bernie Look Centrist". Vice. Retrieved January 16, 2020.
  9. ^ a b Lowrey, Annie (August 29, 2019). "The Real Socialists to the Left of Bernie Sanders". The Atlantic. Retrieved November 9, 2019.