I’m Jerome Small, Victorian Socialists candidate for the Northern Metro upper house region in the November 2022 Victorian election.
Unlike most people who sit in parliament, I’m not a professional politician. I’ve worked as a labourer on construction sites for a couple of decades, as well as in factories and office jobs.
For the past few years I’ve been an industrial organiser. I’ve helped workers in aged care organise against privatisation, helped workers in warehouses organise strikes to win job security, and helped hospo and retail workers challenge wage theft and win.
I believe that the ordinary people who produce all the wealth of society should be making the big decisions, not a few unelected billionaires and their political servants. That’s why I’m a socialist.
I’ve helped build successful campaigns against racism since I was a teenager – against Apartheid in South Africa, and to stop the Jabiluka uranium mine in the Northern Territory. I’ve campaigned in solidarity with the Palestinian people, and for refugee rights. I’ve campaigned for the radical changes we need to avoid climate and environmental disaster – from leading high school walkouts in the 1980s, through to civil disobedience against a major fossil fuel industry conference IMARC in 2019.
In November’s state election, I’m running for Victorian Socialists in the Northern Metro upper house region. I’ll call out every injustice, and stand with people wherever there’s a battle against a system that, more and more, is rigged for the super-rich.
Let’s make some history this November. Vote socialist.