Sewer Socialist describes a socialist whose activism is focused on municipal or grass roots rather than struggles at the national level. For example, in the 1930s socialist public officials in Milwaukee like Mayor Daniel Webster Hoan and City Attorney Max Raskin eliminated corruption and served all of the city's communities.
- John Nichols. 2011. The "S" Word: A Short History of an American Tradition...Socialism. London: Verso. pp. 104-136.