New prospects read aloud the pledge when they become candidates in the LYCUSA.
“To create a better world, I now take my place in the ranks of the international communist movement and the Party of Communists USA, the Party of the American working class (and its youth group, the League of Young Communists USA).
I take this solemn oath to give the best that is in me to the service of my class. I pledge myself to spare no effort in uniting workers in militant struggle against war, imperialism and fascism.
I pledge myself to work unsparingly in helping the organized labor movement, in the shops, among the unemployed, to lead the struggles for the daily needs of the American working class, understanding fully that class struggle is the central ingredient in solving the oppression of working people.
I solemnly pledge to take my place in the forefront of the struggle for the rights of nationally oppressed groups; against racism, sexism, ageism, xenophobia (anti-immigrant), homophobia, police brutality, anti-Sovietism, anti-communism, and against the chauvinist lies of the capitalist class.
I pledge myself to rally the American working class to defend the ideals of the former Soviet Union, and to support the former Soviet peoples in their struggle to reestablish the Soviet Union as a scientific socialist state.
I pledge myself to remain at all times a vigilant and firm defender of the Leninist line of our Party, the only line that eventually will insure the establishment of Scientific Socialism, which is the beginning of the transfer of power from the capitalist class to the working class.
I pledge to support the efforts of those in the international communist movement whose communist parties are centered on calling for the reemergence of Marxist-Leninist, anti-revisionist parties within the world communist movement. There is a need for a reinstitution of a center for coordination and strategisation of the world’s communist parties in their struggle against globalized capitalism.”