Communist Party of Minnesota and the Dakotas
The Communist Party of Minnesota and the Dakotas is affiliated with the Communist Party USA.
May Day Cinco de Mayo Greetings
- "Are you tired of ... The Contract on America. Worrying about health care. The destruction of our environment. Longer hours, less pay, and fewer jobs at livable wages. Racism that divides us. Vicious attacks on the poor, seniors and children. We are committed to a socialist future that insures: Quality, affordable health care for all. Protection for our environment. Full employment at livable wages. Free public education. An end to all forms of discrimination."
The following put their names to the greeting:
- James Brown and Jane Green
- Mike Madden
- Clara Jorgensen - longtime CPUSA leader in Minnesota, and
- John Jorgensen
- Hildur Lindberg
- Sigrid Sharp
- David Bednarczuk
- Siyanda Ostrin
- Ann E. Pace
- John R. Slivon
- Greg Gibbs
- Alex Patrick
- Marquits - i.e. Erwin Marquit - CPUSA leader in Minnesota and the Marxist Education Publications and Doris Marquit
- Gerald Erickson
- Helvi Savola - CPUSA leader in Minnesota
- Herb Clements
- Toini Mackie
- Lemp Halberg
- Richard Gose
- Jim Larson
- Anna Lee Larimore
- Mary DuBois
- Frank Chesnik
- Hannan Johnson
- Lewis Lubka
- Mark Froemke
- Steve Linder and Donna Linder
The odd-looking spelling of some of these names, and those from Wisconsin and other north-central states reflects the heavy Scandinavian influx of immigrants in the 19t Century, many of whom worked in the Iron-ore mines
"We salute the labor movement"
Bill Comiskey, Carol Sorflaten, David Bednarczuk, Dean Gunderson, Doris Marquit, Erwin Marquit, Gerald Erickson, Gina Socha, Harry McAllister, Jane Thomson, Janet Quaife, Michael Wood, Mick Gardiner, Morgan Soderburg, Mostafa Chat, Peter Molenaar, Robert Lippert, Salam Bushra.
- Special May Day 1966 Supplement of the People's Weekly World, P. C.
- We salute the labor movement!, People's World, September 1, 2006