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New Party founders
The first strategic meetings to plan the New Party were held in Joel Rogers' home in Madison Wisconsin in the very early 1990s. Present were Rogers' wife Sarah Siskind, Dan Cantor, ACORN leaders , Wade Rathke ,Zach Polett , Steve Kest and Jon Kest , Steve Cobble from the Institute for Policy Studies (in an advisory role), Sandy Morales Pope (for the first 18 months), Harriet Barlow and Barbara Dudley.
The very first meeting included Gerry Hudson from Democratic Socialists of America and SEIU and Gary Delgado, plus labor activists Sam Pizzigati and Tony Mazzocchi. Anthony Thigpenn of Los Angeles was also approached, but though supportive did not wish to play a leadership role.
New Party builder
New Party News Fall 1994 listed over 100 New Party activists-"some of the community leaders, organizers, retirees,, scholars, artists, parents, students, doctors, writers and other activists who are building the NP" the list included Barbara Dudley, Greenpeace.
SEAC, 1995 conference
This October 13-15, 1995, Student Environmental Action Coalition returned to its roots at UNC-Chapel Hill to host ts fourth National Conference. The conference will bring young people together from all over the country to learn more about current environmental issues.
Partial speakers list;
- Vandana Shiva (Third World Network)
- Barbara Dudley (Executive Director, Greenpeace)
- Cecilia Rodriguez (USA spokesperson for National Commission for Democracy in Mexico and the EZLN)
- Laura Flanders (FAIR, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting)
- Jeanette Galanis (President, USSA)
- Lina Cabaero (Asian Student Association)
- Si Kahn (Director, Grassroots Leadership)
- Rebecca Flores Harrington (United Farm Workers)
- Guy Lopez (International Indian Treaty Council)
- Suk Rhee (Southwest Network for Environmental & Economic Justice)
- Spring Diep (Asian Immigrant Women Advocates)
- Rich Cowan (Center for Campus Organizing)
- Abbie Illenberger (Empty the Shelters, Atlanta)
Back to Basics conference
A Back to Basics conference on the future of the American Left, was held in Chicago October 9-11, 1998. Speakers included: Sen. Paul Wellstone, Rep. Bernie Sanders, Rep. Cynthia McKinney, Barbara Dudley, Quentin Young and Jim Hightower. The conference was sponsored by Sponsored by In These Times.
- Spoiling for a fight: third-party politics in America By Micah L. Sifry, page 347
- National Conference 1995