Campaign News

What next for Steve and campaign supporters

While Advocates for Hoffman celebrate the campaign's 7,000+ votes, Steve and friends remain geared up for the good fights to come — including protesting Patriot Prayer on Saturday, August 18, with one more volunteer night on Wednesday the 15th to make signs and prepare.

Late-breaking endorsers

Socialist Alternative, Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, and the Progressive Party of Washington have joined the list of Steve's union, left, feminist, community and individual endorsers.

Two events not to be missed!

First, volunteer appreciation night on August 1. Second, the election watch party on August 7! Join the campaign on these evenings to celebrate everything we have achieved together in the months leading up to the primary.

Tacoma Weekly coverage of rally against LNG facility

On Friday, June 15, Tacoma activists, U.S. Senate candidate Steve Hoffman (Freedom Socialist Party) and volunteers with his campaign came together to speak out against the Puget Sound Energy liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal being built on Commencement Bay.

Be a social media star for Steve Hoffman!

Find out the latest news, including what Steve had to say this week about how to fight to win and safeguard queer rights. Plus, learn how to share your support for the Hoffman campaign with the world. Upcoming: "Families Belong Together" rally.

Celebrate Pride in Seattle with the Hoffman team

Celebrate LGBTQIA pride this weekend and spend some time with rowdy radicals from Radical Women and the Steve Hoffman for U.S. Senate campaign. See details below for where volunteers will be. Either call 206-722-2453 or email or just show up at the location. Happy pride! Friday June 22, 5:00pm ... Trans Pride…

Defend Women’s Reproductive Freedom on June 9 in Kent, Wash.

Steve is an endorser of a counter-protest against a “defund Planned Parenthood” rally called by Joey Gibson and Patriot Prayer on Saturday, June 9. Join Steve, Radical Women (RW), the Freedom Socialist Party, Party for Socialism and Liberation, Seattle Clinic Defense, and others at the Kent Valley Health Center, 10056…

Latest news from the Campaign Manager

This week, campaign volunteers Gil and Adrienne headed out to distribute postcards on Capitol Hill, always a busy neighborhood. The first person they gave a card to immediately said, “The North Seattle facilities guy!  I know him. I was there 10 years ago. He looks just the same. He’s running…

Campaign Manager’s update: tax dodgers, upcoming events, and more

If you’re following the news, you probably got as ticked-off as all of us in campaign headquarters. Why? Amazon’s bullying CEO Jeff Bezos attempted to bludgeon to death the progressive--but still too small--tax on big business under consideration by the Seattle City Council. Called the “head tax,” it would charge…

News nuggets: signature goal has been met!

With terrific help from volunteers, Advocates for Hoffman made our goal of collecting over 2,500 signatures on the filing fee petitions. As of Friday, May 4, the total was 2,592. These names will insure that Steve will be on the August 7 Primary Election ballot without having to pay the $1,740 filing…

News nuggets from the campaign trail, Spokane and Seattle

Hoffman spent a thrilling week in Spokane. He made new friends for the campaign at a meet-and-greet sponsored by the local chapter of Socialist Alternative on Sat., April 14. The next day, Steve and volunteers Chris and Jared attended the rally against alt-righter Joey Gibson (who was a no-show). In a…

News nuggets from the campaign trail, Spokane edition

The campaign team’s very first day in Spokane, the local bargaining unit of Washington Federation of State Employees, Local 1221, endorsed Steve’s candidacy! After Steve spoke at their union meeting, one of the members who had a long history working with Hoffman on statewide union issues gave a stirring testimonial to…

Steve Hoffman in Spokane

Saturday, April 14, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. will be an opportunity to hear from Steve and discuss the issues with him at an open meeting hosted by Socialist Alternative Spokane and Advocates for Hoffman. The event will take place in room 1A of the Spokane Library at 906 W. Main Ave. Steve hopes to see you there!

News nuggets from the campaign trail

Last week, Washington Federation of State Employees Local 1488 (University of Washington workers) invited Steve to speak to its membership and then endorsed his campaign! In discussion, members expressed concern about the attacks on Social Security and the outsourcing of laundry work at the UW hospital. Prior to the WFSE 1488…

Hoffman for Senate campaign blasts off!

On Friday, February 23, 60-plus supporters thumbed their noses at snow flurries to kick off Steve Hoffman’s FSP campaign for U.S. Senate at Seattle’s Labor Temple. Steve brought down the house as he outlined his race against law-and-order Democrat incumbent Maria Cantwell.

Campaign Statement – Why I Am Running

Working people have it rough these days. Our unions, our civil rights and liberties, and the public services we need are all under siege. Workers need a union militant like me in Congress who will fight for them. Let’s face it, capitalist democracy in the U.S. means that millionaires run…

Steve’s Platform

An economy for working people! Public ownership of banks to ensure pro-worker economic development. Nationalize the energy industry under workers’ control to transition away from fossil fuels. Heavily tax the rich and corporations to increase Social Security and to fund universal, free healthcare, childcare and college. Cancel student debt. Expand public…

About Steve Hoffman

As the Freedom Socialist Party (FSP) candidate for U.S. Senate from Washington state, labor militant Steve Hoffman offers a fearless program for workers, the poor, and the discriminated-against. He is running against Democrat Maria Cantwell, a free trade and fracking proponent and 17-year incumbent. Hoffman was born in 1958 in…