I recently received the following email, which I’m happy to pass along (with the permission of the section organizers):
Thank you for signing our petition to create an organized section on “Class and Inequality” in the American Political Science Association. Earlier this week, the APSA approved our request! Starting in 2015, the Class and Inequality Section will begin hosting panels at the APSA’s Annual Meetings.
We’re truly grateful for your support. And now that the section has been approved, we hope you’ll continue to be involved in its activities by joining the section, submitting paper and panel proposals for future conferences, or even helping to organize the section. We’ll be holding a preliminary organizational meeting at this year’s conference in Washington (we’ll email soon with the date, time, and agenda), and after that we’ll let everyone know about the section’s plans for the coming year.
Thank you again for being a part of this important effort. Our discipline has a lot to contribute to debates about the issues of economic and social class inequality. We’re very grateful that our flagship professional association will now have an organized section devoted to these important topics, and we hope you’ll continue to be a part of this exciting new chapter for the APSA!
Update (6/2/14): You can sign up for the section’s email list here.