Meet the Communist Party’s new officers

BY:National Committee CPUSA| August 12, 2014
Meet the Communist Party’s new officers

We’d like to introduce you to our new national officers. Among those elected at our 30th convention in Chicago are a new chairman, secretary treasurer and several vice chairs. They’re looking forwarding to working with you in the upcoming struggles of our class and people.


National Chair

John Bachtell is our new national chairman. John was formerly the party’s district organizer in Illinois. Originally from Ohio, John has worked as a leader of the Young Communist League and later as head of the party in New York. He plays guitar and is an avid gardener, vegetarian, cook and swimmer.


Roberta Wood is the former labor editor of A retired steelworker and electrical instrument mechanic, Roberta was a founder of the Steelworkers Women’s Caucus and is an active member of the Coalition of Labor Union Women. She loves baking and eating chocolate with her seven grandkids!


Party and Social Media Coordinator
Joe Sims is the new party and social media coordinator. He was formerly co-editor of and worked for many years at Joe enjoys biking, and dramatic storytelling.



Vice Chair
Rosanna Cambron is also the party’s district organizer in Southern California. She is an active member of Military Families Speak Out. In her spare time Rossanna enjoys working with bobbin lace, embroidering, and genealogy.

Vice Chair
Joelle Fishman heads our political action commission and chairs the Connecticut Communist Party. She is recording secretary of the CT Alliance for Retired Americans and is appointed to the City of New Haven Peace Commission.








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