Jerry White, the Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, appeals for support for the final months of the election campaign.
White's Presidential campaign keeps four core components:
- International unity in the working class
- Social equality
- Opposition to imperialist militarism and assault on democratic rights
- Opposition to the political subordination of the working class to the Democrats and Republicans
The White-Scherrer ticket is currently undergoing a review by the Wisconsin election committee concerning the ballot listing of the party for the 2012 Presidential elections. White has visited Canada, Germany, and Sri Lanka to campaign for socialism and an international working class movement.
As a candidate for the Socialist Equality Party, White ran for Michigan's 112th Congressional seat in 2006, and for President in 2008 with vice-Presidential candidate Bill Van Auken. The write-in campaign was accompanied by a redesign of the World Socialist Web Site for which both candidates also worked as reporters. White had run for President as a candidate for the Socialist Equality Party with running-mate Fred Mazelis earlier in 1996.
As a reporter for the World Socialist Web Site, White has written extensively on the US auto industry, and has interviewed autoworkers in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois. White authored a book, published in 1990, entitled Death on the Picket Line: The Story of John McCoy. The book, an investigative report, treats the killing of a militant coal miner, McCoy, as well as the history of the United Mine Workers (UMW) in West Virginia.
White has been active in Detroit's Committee Against Utility Shutoffs (CAUS) and organized hearings on fires in low income neighborhoods. He has criticized the Obama Administration for what he has described as its policies favoring Wall Street at the expense of workers.