Steve describes himself as "more motivated than ever to help build a strong movement to stand up to what is a dangerous rising tide" represented in Washington state especially by Joey Gibson and Patriot Prayer.
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.
Steve got thousands of votes coming from every county in the state, but the establishment Democratic and Republican candidates took the top two positions in the primary. Check out photos from the forward-looking election night party!
A not-to-be-missed election night party will celebrate the Hoffman campaign's achievements on Aug. 7, and a new FSP discussion group about the origins of U.S. communism will start Aug. 13.
Join campaigners in waving Hoffman for Senate signs on election day. Plus, an update about the final week, from Portland, Ore., to Lynden, Wash., and an invitation to celebrate our combined efforts on election night.
In a 29-person race, two candidates are hogging the business-media spotlight, corporate fangirl Maria Cantwell and gun-toting xenophobe Joey Gibson. The establishment press is ignoring socialist feminist Steve Hoffman, but working people and justice-seekers around the state are not!
Plus endorsement news, and don't miss the election night party on August 7!
From civil rights to the economy and warfare, history shows that Democrats are not the answer. Available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Praise for Steve and the campaign, plus upcoming events: volunteer appreciation night, election watch party, and the Farm Worker March for Dignity in Lynden, Wash.
From war to healthcare and all points in between, Steve Hoffman has it all over the millionaire incumbent.
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.
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.
Now is the moment we have all been waiting for — the ballots have dropped in Washington state.
Like the Energizer Bunny, Steve and friends keep stumping for votes and showing solidarity with workers on picket lines.
Advocates for Hoffman is storming the doors of the standoffish big mainstream media, metaphorically, but meanwhile Steve is getting covered by community papers and in voters' guides and continuing to traverse the state.
Solutions like relying on the market to solve this urgent economic and human rights problem are phony through and through. For real relief, let's stop vilifying public housing, and expand it to meet the need!
The internationalism of Steve's politics and the politics of the Freedom Socialist Party's are reflected and buoyed by FSP's membership in the Committee for Revolutionary International Regroupment, which produced this statement.
Activist Juan-Carlos Ortega Esquinca describes what impresses him about the Hoffman race for the U.S. Senate.
Find great photos like this one (and propose your own memes!), plus get running campaign commentary and news about upcoming events.
Check out this eye-catching new 11x17 poster produced for the final weeks of the campaign. If you are in Seattle, look for it around town, and post some yourself!
News and photos from LGBTQ Pride and from protests of the Supreme Court Janus decision and Trump's family separations policy outrage.
Steve urges the council to refuse to give in to Amazon's blackmail over a modest "head tax." (Spoiler alert: Except for two principled councilwomen, they caved.)
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.
Corporations cross borders at will to make profits, Steve argues, and working people should be able to do the same in order to survive.
The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a hard blow to the U.S. working class with their outrageous decision in Janus vs. AFSCME. The ruling eliminates the “fair share fees” of public-sector unions. Just as in “right to work” states, these unions will now have to represent workers who are not…
And check out Steve on YouTube answering the conveniently amnesiac fabrication that "this is not who we are" as a nation.
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.
A personal, heartfelt tribute to the politics and potential of the organization Steve is representing this election, the Freedom Socialist Party.
Hoffman speaks out against an LNG facility under construction and praises the work of the Puyallup Tribe and local activists in the fight.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or just show up at the location. Happy pride! Friday June 22, 5:00pm ... Trans Pride…
In a victory this May, after years of determined protests by the Puyallup tribe and others, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency decided to order additional environmental review of a planned facility to produce and store eight million gallons of liquefied natural gas (LNG) at the Port of Tacoma, Wash.…
Watch Steve shame the Seattle City Council over the head tax retraction in a busy week that included fundraising, speaking to tree-trimmer unionists, and protesting the Tacoma LNG terminal. And get ready to celebrate LGBTQIA Pride with the campaign in the Emerald City June 22-24.
Come be a part of demanding a halt to construction of Puget Sound Energy's liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility at the Puyallup Tribe's Chinook Landing Marina Friday afternoon, June 15.
Quick clips from Steve and friends about everything from the power of unions to the needs of veterans and the ill-fated Seattle head tax.
Shocking but not surprising, given encouragement for these folks from the powers-that-be.
Campaign Manager Doreen McGrath reports the news and reminds people to come have fun at the Slow Boat Tavern fundraiser on June 14.
Check out Steve's attractive and hard-hitting campaign mailer.
Steve's excellent summation of what he stands for and the concrete solutions he proposes for devilish problems like inequality, poverty and war. Use the link to scroll down for Steve's video.
Far-right Klan and Nazi types are attempting to push their way into the mainstream. James Allsup is one who succeeded.
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…
In addition to an op-ed by Steve published by the Spokesman-Review, campaign volunteer Karla up from Los Angeles recorded a four-minute video of Steve explaining the problems with this new bipartisan legislation, backed by both Washington state Democratic Senators, Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray.
Steve hits his marks on topics ranging from reproductive freedom to immigrant rights and the record of opponent Maria Cantwell.
The Spokane Spokesman-Review published Steve's piece excoriating Congress for passing legislation that sets the VA on a path toward privatization – just before Memorial Day.
Interested in Steve's positions and concrete ideas for change? Check out this interview tackling everything from voting rights to charter schools, transgender rights, union organizing against budget cuts, reproductive justice, arming teachers, and climate change.
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…
Last Sunday, after picketing the fascists in downtown Seattle, Steve and I went to one of his favorite pubs for a beer, the Slow Boat Tavern in the Hillman City neighborhood of Seattle. “Hey, Steve,” says Ken, the owner, as we walk in. A woman and man are seated to our left,…
"Whether it’s fair pay, discrimination, or sexual harassment, forced arbitration bars workers’ access to the courts, and class and collective action waivers make it impossible for people to exercise their right to seek justice collectively…."
The good news: Steve is officially on the ballot! Now, join him in a May 22 rally for workers' rights.
Stand up for human rights! Stand in opposition to a Seattle "open carry" rally organized by Patriot Prayer head Joey Gibson, one of Steve's opponents in his race for U.S. Senate.
On Monday, May 14, Advocates for Hoffman delivered 2,669 filing fee petition signatures for U.S. Senate candidate and Freedom Socialist Steve Hoffman.
Advocates for Hoffman supplement narrow coverage of Steve's Senate race with a letter to the editor.
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…
At a hearing about modestly taxing Seattle's largest corporations to ease homelessness, the assistant manager of Steve's campaign gives the area's unwilling multibillionaires a piece of his mind.
The oldest U.S. socialist feminist women's organization invites its friends to support "a tenacious fighter for women’s rights and all working-class and poor people."
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…
On May 2, an online debate among Steve and three other candidates for Senate, and on May 6, Steve speaks at a May Day celebration.
Steve talks with the Inland Journal about what socialism would look like, why it has gotten a bad rap in the U.S., and what distinguishes the Freedom Socialist Party from Bernie Sanders.
Today labor unions and other organizations fighting for working class people in the U.S. are in an ideological war with economic libertarians and social reactionaries mobilized by the Koch brothers (the second wealthiest family in the country) and their billionaire pals.
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…
Representing Hoffman for Senate at an anti-war rally on April 15 in Seattle, Andrea Bauer condemns the attack on Syria and calls for de-funding the Pentagon.
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…
The weekly Spokane Inlander asked for candidate Hoffman's opinion about charging alt-right provocateur Gibson for the security costs of his rallies, and got a thoughtful "no."
Steve Hoffman's positive working-class and feminist message stands out among the "underdog" races in Washington state.
From the Economic Policy Institute, evidence that paycheck inertia in the U.S. is the culprit behind the extreme income inequality.
Donald Trump’s war on women, immigrants, and youth has come together with striking clarity in the exposé of Trump appointee Scott Lloyd’s moralistic manipulations as director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement.
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!
With President Trump’s appointment of John Bolton as his new national security adviser, the administration has ratcheted up its determination to drag U.S. workers into yet another major war. Bolton, who has advocated bombing Iran and attacking North Korea, is not the only super-hawk set to replace already war-inclined Cabinet…
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…
There are two people who could not be more different challenging 17-year incumbent Maria Cantwell in her bid to keep her U.S. Senate seat this year.
As a senatorial hopeful, Steve Hoffman brings a lifetime of experience to his campaign — as a unionist, anti-fascist organizer and defender of immigrants and civil liberties.
Washington Senator Maria Cantwell, who calls herself a “pro-business Democrat,” is no friend of workers.
The goal of his campaign is to raise issues that neither Democrats nor Republicans will touch, like ending U.S. imperialist wars, nationalizing the energy industry and banks under workers’ control, and redistributing wealth.
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.
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…
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…
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…