David Nefzger

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David Nefzger


David Nefzger is a Denver, Colorado activist.

Education

University of Colorado at Boulder, 1971 — 1973[1].

Communist Party reformer

In 1991, Dave Nefzger, was one of several hundred Communist Party USA members to sign the a paper "An initiative to Unite and Renew the Party"-most signatories left the Party after the December 1991 conference to found Committees of Correspondence.[2]

CoC National Conference endorser

In 1992 Dave Nefzger, United Steelworkers of America, Denver Colorado, endorsed the Committees of Correspondence national conference Conference on Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the 90s held at Berkeley California July 17-19.[3]

NCC candidate

At the Committees of Correspondence Conference, July 19,1992, Nefzger was a candidate for the CoC NCC.[4]

Salute to Sender Garlin

In May 1992 The Communist Party USA newspaper Peoples Weekly World published a May Day supplement. Included was a page of greetings to Sender Garlin, sending greetings for his 90th Birthday. Most of the endorsers listed, were identified members or supporters of the Communist Party USA.

The list included David Nefzger[5].

Activism

Member of Steelworkers Local 8031, Alliance for American Manufacturing, Labor Initiative of the Colorado Democratic Party, Colorado Alliance for Retired Americans[6].

Interested in electing labor's friends to public office to achieve health care reform, rebuild the American working class and other reforms.

Founding CARA

Colorado held its founding convention for the Colorado Alliance for Retired Americans Education Fund on June 14th 2012 in Denver. Delegates elected Sam Domity as President; David Nefzger, Secretary; and Sherry Goodman, Treasurer. The Vice Presidents are Ken DeBay, Dean Ames, John Stoffel and Mack Goodman. Delegates heard from the Alliance’s Dana Kennedy on the Paul Ryan budget; Ann Ragsdale, state Colorado Alliance Organizer; and Mike Cerbo, Executive Director of the Colorado AFL-CIO. Attendees thankedd the leadership of the Colorado Alliance for Retired Americans, including President Frank Lay, for his vision in working for the creation of the new organization.[7]

SOAR

In 2014, Rachel Bennet Steury and Ken Poweski, Field Coordinators with the Alliance for American Manufacturing recently spent 10 days working alongside SOAR activists in Colorado to educate elected officials, candidates, union members and the general public about the importance of revitalizing the manufacturing sector of the U.S. economy.SOAR District 12 Executive Board Member, Joel Buchanan, SOAR 38-3 President Al Becco, and SOAR 12-01 President David Nefzger introduced Rachel and Ken to many of the labor leaders and candidates.

This provided a good opportunity for them to discuss the important issues on their agenda, in a less formal and relaxed environment. David, Al, Joel and USW Local 2102 Vice President Sam Pantello joined Rachel and Ken for a number of meetings with top staff from the offices of Congresswoman Diana DeGette, Congressmen Ed Perlmutter, Coffman and Tipton, and Senators Udall and Bennet.

They focused on providing information about currency manipulation, infrastructure investment, international trade and Buy America policies. They also met with Adams County Commissioner and fellow Steelworker Chaz Tedesco about state and county-level Buy America policies and their importance to job creation.[8]

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