Jarvis Tyner

 
 
Jarvis Tyner

Jarvis Tyner is executive vice chair of the Communist Party USA and a long-time member of the party's national board.. He was a founding member of the Black Radical Congress and served on its national coordinating committee for five years.

Tyner was born in the Mill Creek community of West Philadelphia in 1941 and graduated from West Philadelphia High School. He joined the Communist Party USA at the age of 20. After several years working in various industrial jobs in the Philadelphia area, where he was a member of the Amalgamated Lithographers and the Teamsters union, he moved to New York in 1967 to become the national chair of the DuBois Clubs of America, and later founding chair of the Young Workers Liberation League. He was the Communist Party USA candidate for vice president of the U.S. in 1972 and 1976, running with party leader Gus Hall.

As a leader of the CPUSA Tyner has been an active public spokesperson against racism, imperialism and war. He has written numerous articles and pamphlets and appears on the media, campuses and in other public venues advocating for peace, equality and the socialist alternative. He currently resides in the Inwood section of Manhattan, N.Y., is married and the father of four adult children and one grandchild.

 

For democracy. For equality. For socialism. For a sustainable future and a world that puts people before profits. Join the Communist Party USA today.
Hugo Chávez Presente!

Hugo Chávez Presente!

At this meeting of the our National Committee, the highest body of our party between National Conventions, we want to take a moment to mourn and pay tribute to Hugo...

BY:Jarvis Tyner| March 12, 2013
Read more
Black America & 2012 election: What’s at stake? Join the conversation

Black America & 2012 election: What’s at stake? Join the conversation

Join us Tuesday, October 30 for a conversation on the issues faced by African Americans today and the 2012 election.

BY:Jarvis Tyner| October 26, 2012
Read more
We Are the Real Uniters

We Are the Real Uniters

Report by Executive Vice-Chair Jarvis Tyner on the key role of unity in the fight for progress. Delivered to the Communist Party's 2012 Members Conference.

BY:Jarvis Tyner| April 27, 2012
Read more
Join the Communist Party at Left Forum this weekend

Join the Communist Party at Left Forum this weekend

Thousands of people will be attending Left Forum 2012 this wkend in New York City. If you are attending, we invite you to participate one the many panels and workshops...

BY:Jarvis Tyner| March 16, 2012
Read more
This is an FDR/MLK moment

This is an FDR/MLK moment

CPUSA Executive Vice Chair Jarvis Tyner explains the connections between fighting racism, winning working-class victories and the 2012 elections.

BY:Jarvis Tyner| December 21, 2011
Read more
We are a political party of the working class, for the working class, with no corporate sponsors or billionaire backers. Join the generations of workers whose generosity and solidarity sustains the fight for justice.