Founded in 1919, the Communist Party USA has championed the struggles for democracy, labor rights, women’s equality, racial justice and peace for 97 years. The Communist Party has an unparalleled history in the progressive movement of the United States, from the struggle against Jim Crow segregation, the organizing of the industrial unions, from the canneries of California, to the sweatshops of New York City.

Party Program

A better and peaceful world is possible - a world where people and nature come before profits. That’s socialism. That's the Communist Party USA. Learn more about our vision and how we can achieve our goals.


CPUSA promotes unity, equality, democracy, and internationalism. Our members strive to instill our values in their communities for the good of all working people. Learn more about our core values.

Socialism in the USA

Socialism is a common-sense path to a fairer, more prosperous and more democratic USA. The fight for socialism is a dynamic process to fulfill the vision of a future of peace, justice and fairness for our nation and our world.

CPUSA Constitution

The Constitution of CPUSA that was adopted at the 30th National Convention on June 15, 2014. Learn about our principles, vision, and the organization of CPUSA.

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party voices

BY: Jarvis Tyner|May 12, 2018

Why did African Americans join the Communist Party in large numbers and attract figures like Richard Wright, Lorraine Hansbury, Claudia Jones and Paul Robeson?

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BY: Carol Ramos|February 9, 2018

Trump and the GOP would rather give trillions of dollars to big corporations than help the people of Puerto Rico get back on their feet.  The people's movement is fighting...

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Communist Party on the move in Hartford’s neighborhoods
BY: Brian Scavetta|July 9, 2018

Trust was built not in weeks or months but in years.

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As people the world over know, the celebration of May Day as a labor holiday began in connection with the events that transpired on and around May 1, 1886 in...

The CPUSA and the African American Liberation struggle: a global perspective

The Party’s contribution to the struggle for racial equality in the US is part of the historical record, although it rarely gets the attention it deserves in historical accounts. Two...

BY: Ben Sears| May 1, 2016
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Communist Party and African American equality – a focus unequaled in U.S. history

In honor of African American History Month, the third article in our series on the Communist Party's 90th Anniversary surveys a few documents written by leading African American party members...

BY: Tony Pecinovsky| February 26, 2016
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Remembering James W. Ford

In honor of African American History Month, the sixth article in our series on the Communist Party's 90th anniversary will survey a document written by James W. Ford, one of...

BY: Tony Pecinovsky| February 12, 2016
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