Cardiss Collins

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Cardiss Collins...was a member of Congress from Illinois.


In 1981 Cardiss Collins was a Vice President of Independent Voters of Illinois-Independent Precinct Organization[1].

"Congressional Pink Caucus"

In October 1989 the Nicaraguan Sandinista Government announced that they would no longer comply with the 19 month-old cease-fire agreement with the Contras. This had been considered a prime step forward for the "peace process" that was progressing slowly as part of the Arias Peace Plan.

A resolution was introduced in Congress deploring the Sandinistas' action. The Senate voted unanimously in favor, but in the House the vote was 379-29. All the 29 Congressmen voting against the resolution were Democrats.

The Council for Inter-American Security dubbed these 29 people the "Congressional Pink Caucus":

Illinois Public Action

In 1995 Cardiss Collins was a member of the board of directors[2]of Illinois Public Action.

Supported by Council for a Livable World

The Council for a Livable World, founded in 1962 by long-time socialist activist and alleged Soviet agent, Leo Szilard, is a non-profit advocacy organization that seeks to "reduce the danger of nuclear weapons and increase national security", primarily through supporting progressive, congressional candidates who support their policies. The Council supported Cardiss Collins in her successful House of Representatives run as candidate for Illinois.[3]



  1. IVI-IPO Letterhead July 23 1981
  2. IPA 20th Anniversary Dinner leaflet
  3. CLW website: Meet Our Candidates