Claire Kaplan

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Claire Kaplan

Claire N. Kaplan is Sexual Assault Education Coordinator at the University of Virginia.

DSA Contact

Circa early 1980s Claire Kaplan, Membership Coordinator was listed as a contact for the Los Angeles Democratic Socialists of America Exectutive Committee. Kaplan was also listed as serving on the Socialist-Feminist Committee. At the bottom of the list was the statement, "Change the USA, work with DSA!".[1]

Socialist Community School

In 1982 Claire Kaplan, Santa Monica, was a committee member of the New American Movement run Socialist Community School in Los Angeles[2].

Los Angeles DSA Executive Board 1989

According to Los Angeles Left October 1989, Los Angeles Democratic Socialists of America's Executive Board consisted of Ben Dobbs, Brad Jones, Barbara Hooper, Claire Kaplan, Bob Niemann, Paul Schimek, Harold Meyerson, Steve Tarzynski.

Democratic Socialists of America

In 1982 was on the Executive Committee, membership coordinator, of Los Angeles Democratic Socialists of America[3].

In 1983 Claire Kaplan was a Los Angeles, California delegate to the Democratic Socialists of America conference in New York City, October 14-16, 1983[4]

In 1994 Kaplan of Troy, Virginia was a member of the Democratic Socialists of America Steering Committee.[5]

DSA Feminist Commission

In 1985, Holly Graff, Liz Weston, Claire Kaplan, Kate Ellis and Peg Strobel were listed as members of the steering committee for the Feminist Commission of the Democratic Socialists of America.[6]

In 1986 she was listed as a member of the Commission.[7]

Move to Virginia

A native Southern Californian, Kaplan moved to the University of Virginia in 1991 having already “come out” as a lesbian. “The Women’s Center [where the Sexual Assault Education Office is housed] has been a good place to work since day one,” she said[8].

Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Commission

In 1991, Claire Kaplan was chair of DSA's national Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Commission.[9]

DSA contact

In 1994 Claire Kaplan was chair of the Charlottesville Democratic Socialists of Americalocal and a member of the NPC.[10]

In 1997, Claire Kaplan was the Charlottesville contact for Democratic Socialists of America.[11]

In 2009 Claire Kaplan was Charlottesville OC contact for Democratic Socialists of America[12]

Democratic Socialists of America Unity

Claire Kaplan Virginia, supported the Democratic Socialists of America Unity grouping, established for the 2017 Democratic Socialists of America National Convention in Chicago.[13]

DSA North Star


In 2018 Claire Kaplan was an original signatory of the DSA North Star founding principles statement.


  1. DSA contacts sheet
  2. Socialist Community School committee member list Feb 1982
  3. LA DSA members letter July 10 1982
  4. DSA Conference delegate list Oct. 12 1983 update
  5. email from C Riddiough to S Tarzynski Dec 9 1994
  6. DSA Feminist Commission Directory, 1985
  7. 1986 DSA Feminist Commission Directory
  9. Democratic Left, May/June 1991, page 15
  10. Dem. Left, Jan./ Feb. 1994, page 13
  11. [1] DSA website 1997, accessed May 27, 2010
  13. [2]