David Loud

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David Loud in March 2009


David O. Loud is married to Thu-Van Nguyen. Together they have three children, Ariel, Avi and Andre and Aaron Walker-Loud.[1]

Organizer for SEIU

From 1998 - 2005, Loud worked as an organizer for the Service Employees International Union 1199NW.[2]

Working for Jim McDermott

David Loud has worked as an aide for Jim McDermott, a far left Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 7th district of the state of Washington.[3] From 2005 - 2006 he worked as a staff assistant, and from 2007 - 2010 he worked as a community liason for healthcare in McDermott's office.

Attended Healthcare For All Meeting

On November 9, 2008, Loud attended the Annual General Meeting of Healthcare For All - Washington. He addressed the gathering on the subject of Health Care Reform. Also in attendance were:[4]

Speaking at Greenwood Senior Center

On March 25, 2009, David Loud - Community Liaison for Healthcare, Office of 7th District Rep. Jim McDermott; John Burbank - Executive Director, Economic Opportunity Institute; Lynne Nguyen - Community Organizer, Washington Community Action Network; David McLanahan - Physicians for a National Health Program; and Bev Spears - Legislative Director, Washington Community Action Network spoke at an event entitled "Winning Healthcare For All".[5]

During his talk, Loud noted that "A public option could move us in the direction of a universal solution in stages."

Will Parry's Birthday Party

On April 24, 2010 the Puget Sound Alliance for Retired Americans, where Seattle-based Communist activist, Will Parry had spent the past 16 years writing newsletter articles on everything from saving Social Security to passing health care reform, threw a 90th birthday party that drew "half of progressive Seattle to sing his praises and served to remind Parry just how much times have changed." David Loud read a letter from Rep. Jim McDermott, hailing Will Parry as a leader of the fight for comprehensive, universal health care reform. "We are indebted to you for your years of service," McDermott wrote.

Physicians for a National Health Program

The March 3, 2012 7th Physicians for a National Health Program Western Washington Annual Public Meeting featured speakers Quentin Young, MD, National Coordinator for Physicians for a National Health Plan, Amy Goodman, author and the host of Democracy Now!, Teresa Mosqueda, Legislative and Policy Director of the Washington State Labor Council and Chair of the Healthy Washington Coalition, and Representative Jim McDermott, Congressman for the WA 7th CD.

The PNHPWW Board awarded its 2012 John Geyman Health Justice Advocate Award to David Loud, health reform activist who has worked as a hospital worker, union organizer and now is Jim McDermott's staff aide for community outreach. [6]

Remembering Communist Party supporter

Nearly 200 people gathered at the Urban Horticulture Center on the University of Washington (UW) campus, Mar. 9, 2014, to honor George Starkovich, a lifelong Communist Party USA supporter for his lifelong work as a union organizer, an activist for jobs, peace, and equality. Starkovich died April 26 at age 91.

David Loud, a staff representative of Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) read a letter from McDermott hailing Starkovich as "salt of the earth. Loud told the crowd details of Starkovich's combat with HUAC. When the witch-hunt committee came to Seattle in 1954 they attempted to grill Starkovich on his leftwing affiliations. [7]

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