Interview With Socialist Party USA Vice Presidential Candidate Angela Walker

Angela Nicole Walker is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she currently lives. She is a socialist who has been involved in various social justice fights. She served as the legislative director for the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 998 for two years, and was recently the community campaigns coordinator for a local nonprofit. She ran against Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke in 2014, securing twenty-one percent of the vote as an independent socialist. She is the mother of one child, and the grandmother of three and a proud advocate of public schools.

1. What got you involved in politics and when did you become a socialist?

I got involved in politics as a much younger person, petitioning with other high school students for a Black History class at our school, which we won. The first big mobilization I was involved in was a bus trip to Tallahassee, Florida to demand a vote recount in 2000. I would say that I have been a socialist most all of my life, even when I didn’t know what socialism was, exactly. I have always believed that people are more important than money, and that the environment is not here to be exploited.