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Communist Party USA 30th National Convention

Posted by Admin On June - 10 - 2014

The 30th national convention of the Communist Party USA will open on Friday June13 at the University of Illinois at Chicago campus. Over 300 delegates and guests are expected.


“Organizing low wage workers, combating climate change and fighting racism, sexism, homophobia and all forms of bigotry top the convention’s agenda” according to Sam Webb, the CPUSA’s national chairman.


Webb will deliver the convention’s keynote in the university’s Illinois ballroom Friday afternoon.


Friday evening Peoplesworld.org, successor to the Daily Worker, is sponsoring a panel discussion “Working for a Living: New Challenges” featuring Teresa Albano, co-editor of Peoplesworld.org, Howard Kling, Secretary, International Labor Communications Association AFL-CIO, Rasheen Aldrige, from St. Louis’ Can’t Survive on $7.35, and Naquasia LeGrand, from New York City’s Fast food forward movement. LeGrand was a recent guest on the Steven Colbert show.

The event is open to the public.


Saturday evening the convention will host an international evening featuring guests from Bangladesh, Cuba, Brazil, Georgia, Great Britain, Mexico South Africa and Vietnam.

“Globalization has made us all interconnected” said Emile Schepers, who is working with the international delegation. “We anxious to hear about their experiences.”


“Electoral campaigns, immigrant rights, online organizing, combating voter suppression: you name it, we’ll be discussing it,” remarked convention organizer John Bachtell. “We’re looking forward to seeing everyone in Chicago.”


Media will be accredited upon presentation of a press pass from respective news organizations. Please write Press@cpusa.org to apply for press credential by June 12


Details follow:

Who: Communist Party USA 30th National Convention

When: June 13 to June 15

Where: University of Illinois at Chicago 750 S Halsted St., Illinois Room, Chicago Illinois

Convention starts at 3:00 PM Central.

Contact: Press@cpusa.org Joe Sims 917-402-9220

Rossana Cambron 562-728-7895

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