WEB DuBois Clubs of America
In 2014, Art Perlo, was listed a a friend on the DuBois Clubs Facebook page.
After graduating from Douglass College—at the time, Rutgers University’s women’s college—Joelle Fishman moved to New Haven in the fall of 1968. It was a tumultuous time in the city, with the anti-war and black power movements particularly strong in the city. She found a job at a printing cooperative called Advocate Press and met Sid Taylor. The colorful Taylor, a plumber and decorated World War II veteran—he was a machine gunner on B-17 bombers flying raids over Germany—had reenergized the state chapter of the U.S. Communist Party. The two co-founded the Angela Davis Bookstore on Broadway.
She knew Arthur Perlo, a union worker at an Oregon steel mill, from various party conferences over the years. When part of the steel mill closed down in 1975, Perlo was laid off and moved to New Haven where he and Fishman were married. At an earlier job, Perlo had briefly worked as a computer programmer, an esoteric skill at the time, which helped land him a job in the science laboratory at Yale.
Endorsed Communist Party Call
On March 30 2002 the Communist Party USA paper People’s Weekly World called for a national holiday in honor of late Farm Workers Union leader Cesar Chavez. The article was followed by a long list of endorsersincluding Arthur Perlo, Almost all endorsers were confirmed members of the Communist Party USA.
Communist Party USA
Alfred Marder, Art Perlo, Brian Steinberg, Dorothy Johnson, Eda diBiccari, Edie Fishman, Edward Broderick, George Fishman , Henry Lowendorf, James Barnes Jr, Joelle Fishman, Joseph Taylor, Lola Johnson, Mary Johnson, Melvin Gonzalez Mendez, Pamella Saffer, Yusuf Gursey, Sallie Caswell Thomas, Tom Connolly Reed Smith Jr .
Occupy New Haven
The Sixth Forum of the World Association for Political Economy (WAPE) met at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, 27–29 May 2011. Alan Ding (Xiaoqin Ding), the secretary of WAPE, sent Erwin Marquit for copyediting (which task Doris actually assumed) the draft statement that was to be presented for adoption at the conference.
Youth, the unemployed, elected officials, educators, union leaders, and the business community were all represented at a public hearing, April 2012, of the committee mandated by the New Haven Board of Aldermen to establish a jobs pipeline in the city.
Prompted by the deaths of 34 youths to violence in New Haven last year, the new Board of Aldermen, mostly elected as part of a grass roots labor/community coalition, made the jobs pipeline its first priority along with meeting the needs of youth and public safety.
Art Perlo, representing the Unemployed Committee at the New Haven People's Center, documented several cases where administrators hired candidates they knew instead of hiring qualified local residents. He urged that the jobs pipeline include requirements to monitor and take measures to prevent this systemic discrimination.
Art Perlo is active in Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans.
African American Equality Commission
CPUSA Environmental Action
CPUSA Environmental Action is a Facebook closed group. It is "a meeting place for members and friends of the Communist Party USA to discuss environmental issues (especially climate change), share information, and coordinate activities".
As of June 21, 2017 members included Art Perlo;
- FB friends page
- ConnecticutMag, Oct 2012, The Last Communist BY ALAN BISBORT
- [ http://stamford.dailyvoice.com/news/new-haven-rally-pumps-wall-street-protestors Stamford daily Voice, New Haven Rally Pumps Up Wall Street Protestors by Richard Weizel News 11/17/11]
- Erwin Marquit memoirs, page 573
- PW, Jobs pipeline offers hope, by: Joelle Fishman, April 16 2012
- American Equality Commission Communist Party USA FaceBook group. accessed July 10, 2015
- PA About, accessed October 2015