Speech given at the Comfest, June 28th, Columbus Ohio.
Statement[assets/pdfs/CPNY2015Albany.pdf]by the New York
District, Communist Party USA
Across the country, women are fighting back to defemd their
jobs and their families against candidates who want to
destroy women's reproductive rights, health care, family
leave and paid sick days. Women's voices and votes can make
the difference in this election in the U.S. Senate and
House, for Governors and State Legislatures, and in the
movement going forward for full equality. Here are a few of
the efforts underway from now to election day:
Student debt has exceeded $1.2 trillion. One third of black
men are serving time in prison, and young black men are 21
times more likely to be killed by police than whites.
Republicans are attacking DACA and aiming to deport more
undocumented students. At the same time, unemployment
persists at eighty percent for youth of color, and voter ID
laws have quelled youth voter turnout in many states.
What do we say? Stand up, fight back, VOTE!
Remarks to the CPUSA National Committee, July 9, 2014
On Earth Day 2014, the environment is more threatened than
ever. As we celebrate the natural ecosystems on which we
depend, we acknowledge that the rapacious greed of
capitalism is actively harming our climate, our water, our
soil, and dumping pollution that threatens our health and
the health of our children and grandchildren. We have great
confidence in our common future, because the struggles to
save and protect our environment are growing, deepening, and
It is cruel and divisive to whip up hysteria around the
so-called "fiscal cliff" crisis. The calls to make benefit
cuts to Social Security and Medicare go in the opposite
direction of the mandate delivered by the majority of voters
on November 6. The message of the election clearly was: tax
the wealthy more and protect Social Security, Medicare and
The following statement was adopted at the CPUSA's Nov. 18
National Committee meeting.
This holiday season the struggle for basic human rights
takes center stage. The 99% are marching and lobbying and
standing up to secure the right to vote which is jeopardized
by new laws pushed through in many states.