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Pat Fry


Pat Fry is a National Executive Committee member of[1] of Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism.

People's Daily World

In 1986 Pat Fry was a Staff Writer for the Communist Party USA newspaper People's Daily World[2]

Communist Party dissidents

On November 15-16 1991, 30 dissident members of the National Committee of the Communist Party USA convened a meeting to "sign a statement of events" - most or all signatories were soon to break with the party and were later to form Committees of Correspondence.

The signatories included Pat Fry, Michigan[3];

Communist Party reformer

In 1991, Pat Fry, Michigan, was one of several hundred Communist Party USA members to sign the a paper "An initiative to Unite and Renew the Party" - most signatories left the Party after the December 1991 conference to found Committees of Correspondence.[4]

CoC National Conference endorser

In 1992, Pat Fry, Detroit endorsed the Committees of Correspondence national conference Conference on Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the 90s held at Berkeley California July 17-19.[5]

CoC National Coordinating Committee

The following are listed in order of votes they received as members of the Committees of Correspondence National Coordinating Committee, elected at the Conference on Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the 90s held at Berkeley California July 17-19.:[6]

Committees of Correspondence

On February 26 1994 a Midwest Regional Meeting of Committees of Correspondence was held at West Lafayette Indiana.

Participants included Pat Fry, New York, New York.[7]

In July 1994 Pat Fry (NYC) was elected[8]to the 15 member National Co-ordinating Committee of Committees of Correspondence at CoC's founding conference in Chicago.

In 1997 Pat Fry served on the National Co-Ordinating Committee of the Committees of Correspondence.[9]

According to Georgia Wever the first Leadership Training School ever organized by the Committees of Correspondence took place during July 1998 , at a woodland location in upstate New York. For almost a week, the 24 participants - who came from Northern California, Chicago, North Carolina, South Carolina, and the New York metropolitan area - "talked, challenged, sang, learned, swam, disagreed, feasted, danced, camped, and asked questions."

The curriculum was planned by a committee composed of Mael Apollon, Robin Busch, Leslie Cagan, Pat Fry, Bobby Greenberg, Mel Pritchard, Roque Ristorucci and Zach Robinson. In the follow-up to the Leadership Training School, the curriculum planning committee became the National Education and Literature Committee. It is co-chaired by Bob Greenberg and Mel Pritchard.

Interactive sessions were led by Timothy V. Johnson and Shirley McClain.

In 2006 members of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism National Coordinating Committee were[10];

Marilyn Albert, Mael Apollon, Carl Bloice, Barbara Blong, Barry Cohen, David Cohen, Otis Cunningham, Carl Davidson, Mort Frank, Todd Freeberg, Pat Fry, Marian Gordon, Ira Grupper, June Hemmingson, Ed Hemmingson, Fred Hicks, Duncan McFarland, Anne Mitchell, Maxine Orris, Ted Pearson, Gina Pesulima-Palencar, Edith Pollach, Marty Price, Merle Ratner, Jay Schaffner, Jae Scharlin, Mike Stein, Harry Targ, Walter Teague, Meta Van Sickle, Steve Willett and Mildred Williamson.

CCDS Co-Chair

Pat Fry, New York, was elected[11]one of four CCDS co-chairs at the party's national conference July 25 2009 in San Francisco.

Committee to Celebrate the Life of Luis Miranda Rivas

In 2009 Pat Fry was a member of the Committee to Celebrate the Life of Luis Miranda Rivas.[12]

LLP leadership

At the September 16th 2011 meeting of the Left Labor Project, a leadership body was elected which includes Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism leaders, Pat Fry as Recording Secretary and Anne Mitchell as CCDS organizational representative. Among others elected were LLP Coordinator Larry Moskowitz who is national organizer for the Working Families Party, Jim Perlstein, an officer of the Professional Staff Union which represents faculty of the City University of New York, Muata Green, an EMT worker and member of AFSCME District Council 37, Rhadames Rivera, Vice President of SEIU Local 1199, and Fitzroy Searles of LLP Youth who was an organizer of the One Nation Rally in 2010 in Washington DC.[13]

OWS activist

The Occupy Wall Street protest began September 17th. Trade unions, labor and community groups, environmental and civil rights organizations joined in support.

Pat Fry served on the OWS labor outreach list and responded to the call October 3 to insure OWS participation in a Teamster rally in front of Southeby’s.[14]

References

  1. http://www.cc-ds.org/leadership.html
  2. PDW Dec. 9.
  3. List of those NC members who signed statement of events at meeting of 11/15-16/91
  4. Addendum to Initiative document
  5. CCDS Background
  6. Proceedings of the Committees of Correspondence Conference: Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the '90s booklet, printed by CoC in NY, Sept. 1992 (Price: $4)
  7. COC Midwest Regional Meeting running sheet
  8. http://www.greenleft.org.au/1994/155/9068
  9. CoC Corresponder November 1996/January 1997 Page 2
  10. http://www.cc-ds.org/IssueJune2006Version4.0.pdf
  11. http://www.cc-ds.org/CoChairs%20Round5.htm
  12. http://breakallchains.blogspot.com/2008/01/jan-25th-celebrate-life-of-luis-miranda.html
  13. http://www.cc-ds.org/mobilizer/articles/LLP_NYC_LD_Parade.pdf, CCDS Mobilizer, Fall 2011 issue]
  14. CCDS Mobilizer fall 2011 issue