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The Socialist National Committee ("SNC") is the embodiment of the Socialist Party's legal status as a national political party. The Federal Election Commission has actively recognized the SNC as the Socialist Party's national committee since 1980, and the Socialist Party continues to remain among the only eight United States political parties officially recognized by the FEC to hold national political party status.

Socialists participate in the electoral process to present socialist alternatives. The Socialist Party does not divorce electoral politics from other strategies for basic change. While a minority, we fight for progressive changes compatible with a socialist future. When a majority we will rapidly introduce those changes, which constitute socialism, with priority to the elimination of the power of big business through public ownership and workers' control. We advocate electoral action independent of the capitalist-controlled two-party system.

By fielding Socialist candidates in elections at all levels of office, Socialists educate the public about socialism, agitate for radical reforms and socialist solutions, and promote the politically independent organization of working people in direct opposition to the twin capitalist parties.

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