Adam Tenney

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Adam Tenney

Adam Tenney is the educational director of Young Communist League USA. He has lived in Columbus Ohio since 1999.

Early life/education

Adam Tenney was born in Akron, Ohio, in 1981. He graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in Animal Sciences. Received a Masters Degree in early childhood education and special education from Mercy College in New York.[1]

Communist Party

Tenney joined the Young Communist League USA in 1999. He became a member of Communist Party USA in 2004.[2]

Arkansas protest

Fayetteville, Ark.: Hundreds marched downtown March 11 2007, in a demonstration called by the Fayetteville OMNI Center for Peace, Justice and Ecology.

The crowd included students, union members, longtime peace activists and church groups. Joining them were Judith LeBlanc, United for Peace and Justice co-chair, and Adam Tenney of the National Youth and Student Peace Coalition. Le Blanc, the keynote speaker, said small towns and cities like Fayetteville have a big role to play in pressing their congressional delegation to oppose Bush’s escalation and support a withdrawal timetable. Noting that 21 state legislatures have passed antiwar resolutions, she urged the demonstrators to add Arkansas to the list. [3]

Venceremos Brigade

In 2007, Sixty Americans have just returned from a Venceremos Brigade trip to Cuba, challenging the U.S. ban on travel to the socialist nation. No such ban exists for travel to any other country.

The delegation of 60 included 10 members of the Young Communist League USA. Before leaving, YCL members expressed great enthusiasm about their two-week trip. Adam Tenney, YCL educational coordinator, looked forward to “a good mixture of hard work and sightseeing.”

The brigade met not only with teachers but also trade unionists, Che Guevara’s daughter and leaders of the National Center for Sex Education, fighting homophobia. They worked on painting a school and visited local cultural institutions.

In a press release, Ann Sparanese, a brigade member from Englewood, N.J., commented, “The U.S. is investigating Michael Moore for his travel to Cuba when he was making ‘Sicko,’ but, in addition to our work, we’re investigating how Cuba, a developing country with few natural resources, can provide free universal health care to all its citizens.” She added, “They’ve got it, and we need it.”

On their return home July 28, the “Travel Challengers” planned to make their way on foot, with baggage and backpacks, over the one-mile-long International Peace Bridge from Fort Erie, Canada, into Buffalo, N.Y., declaring to U.S. Customs and Immigrations that they had visited Cuba.

After an early morning send-off by supporters on the Canadian side, U.S. supporters planned to welcome the brigade home in Buffalo. “We’re going to be there with other like-minded folks to show our support for the travel challengers against this unconstitutional ban,” Libero Della Piana, New York State Communist Party chair, told the World. [4]

Latinos for Peace

On October 31 2009, Latinos For Peace issued a statement calling for “no escalation of the war in Afghanistan and for expedited withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq and Afghanistan as well as an end to the coup government in Honduras”.

More than 100 activists endorsed the call, including Adam Tenney, New York.[5]

Supporting Obama

In May 2008, Adam Tenney and Gabe Falsetta volunteered with the Obama For America 2008 campaign office in Philadelphia, to help with a "get out the vote" drive[6].

In November 2009 Tenney told scoop/daily[7];

“We support Obama...It’s amazing that he was elected…but I think a lot of people on the left, progressives, are really grappling with where they fit in... we support a lot of the policies he’s putting out there.”

Members of the YCL have, Adam Tenney says, been advocating for health care reform and the inclusion of a public option, as well as the passage of the Employee Free Choice Act – goals that they share with many of their Democratic colleagues.

New member phone bank


New member phone bank Public · Hosted by Communist Party USA.

Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 11 AM - 4 PM EDT

Your living room

We're organizing a phonebank to our new members on Saturday and we need your help. The callfire service allow you to make the calls from home, using your smartphone, laptop or deskstop. You'll get a real charge from talking to them! Aint' nuthin like it!! Please click "going" if you can make calls! Thanks!

Those invited to participate on on Facebook included Adam Tenney.

National Party Building Conference

National Party Building Conference Hosted by Communist Party USA and People's World.

Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 12 PM – 6 PM EST

Join Communist Party activists and members in a national conference. You can register here

The conference will take place November 11th to 12th to plan our work in the fight against the Trump Administration and its white supremacist ruling class backers. Find information here about how to participate.

The conference will be streamed from Chicago to regional meetings in New Haven, Los Angeles, and Orlando. Whether you’re on the East Coast, West Coast, in the MIdwest or the South, you’ll be able to participate.[8]

Those invited on Facebook included Adam Tenney.

White House protest

Libero Della Piana May 22, 2008 ·


Civil disobedience at the White House with veterans and religious leaders, September 2005. — with Judith LeBlanc, Ted Auerbach, Amie Fishman, Linda Feldman, Gabe Falsetta, Esther Moroze and Adam Tenney.