Seattle Communists is a non-denominational revolutionary organization based on Dual Power: the strategy of building new, working-class institutions that both fight oppression (such as Q-Patrol) and meet community needs (such as Serve the People), eventually forming a strong enough base of social, economic, and political power to overthrow capitalism and its state.

As a pluralist and democratic collective, SC welcomes members from a range of Marxist, anarchist, and socialist backgrounds. SC is affiliated with both a regional Dual Power group (Communist Labor Party) and the US-wide Marxist Center network of Dual Power and base-building organizations.