Bernard (Bernie) Demczuk
More than 1,200 people attended the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee initiated Democratic Agenda Conference held November 16-18, 1979, at the International Inn and Metropolitan AM Church in Washington 1 DC. The conference focused on "corporate power'; as the key barrier to "economic and political democracy," concepts many Democratic Agenda participants defined as "socialism.'
The Democratic Agenda meetings attempted to develop anti-corporate alternatives" through influencing the direction of the Democratic Party during the period leading to the July 1980 Democratic National Convention in New York.
- Tim Wilson - Labor Commission
- Howard Croft - Urban Commission
- Bernie Demczuk - Anti-Racism Commission
- Roger Kraus - Health Commission
- Margie Silverton - DC Health Coalition
- Joy Ann Grune - Socialist-Feminist Commission
- Richard Kinane - Energy Commission
- Barry Rigby - International Commission
- Jude Franco - Culture Commission
- Brian Doherty - Political Education Commission
New American Movement 10th convention
In 1981 Gene Vanderport, Danville NAM; Bernie Demczuk, DC NAM; Andrea Gunderson, Cleveland NAM; Paul Schrade, LA NAM and Judy Gregory, Cleveland NAM led a workshop entitled Labor in the '80's at the 10th Convention of the New American Movement. The convention was held in a union headquarters in Chicago and ran from July 29 - August 2, 1981.
National Rainbow Coalition 1990 conference
In May 3-6, 1990 the National Rainbow Coalition held a successful conference in Atlanta, attended by over 1,000.