San Diego Socialist Campaign


Earlier this year San Diego City Council District 9's progressive Democrat Marti Emerald announced her intention to retire. About a dozen prospects threw their proverbial civic hats into the ring for head of D9, which includes City Heights, College Area, and surrounding neighborhoods.

One candidate, Sandra Galindo, is denouncing capitalism as a part of the the San Diego Socialist Campaign.

Galindo is following the path of Kshama Sawant, who in 2014 successfully won a city council seat in Seattle.

The San Diego Socialist Campaign refers to itself as a "coalition of socialists working together to build an alternative to the corporate agenda that dominates local politics."

Last week the coalition rallied at University and Fairmount in City Heights, demanding rent control and better housing conditions.

Video: Socialist Coalition Rallies For Rent Control in City Heights

Video: San Diego Socialist Campaign, Jan. 15, 2015

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