The Young People's Socialist League
) is a democratic socialist
youth group. It was originally affiliated with the Socialist Party of America
. It is currently the autonomous youth affiliate of the Socialist Party of the United States America
(Socialist Party USA, or SPUSA), with which it shares a substantial portion of its membership.
Socialist Party of America renamed as Social Democrats, USA
In its 1972 Convention, the Socialist Party changed its name to "Social Democrats, USA" by a vote of 73 to 34.
The New York Times reported on the Convention for other days, e.g.,
The change of name was supported by the two Co-Chairmen, Bayard Rustin
and Charles S. Zimmerman
(of the International Ladies Garment Workers' Union
, ILGWU)Gerald Sorin, The Prophetic Minority: American Jewish Immigrant Radicals, 1880-1920.
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1985; pg. 155., and by the First National Vice Chairman, James S. Glaser; these three were re-elected by acclamation
Renaming the Party as SDUSA was meant to be "realistic". The New York Times
observed that the Socialist Party had last sponsored a candidate for President
, who received only 2,121 votes, which were cast in only 6 states. Because the Party no longer sponsored candidates in Presidential Elections,... Read More