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 David Obey in his successful House of Representatives run as candidate for Wisconsin.
"Knows about" DSOC"
- Dear Danielle Page,
- I'm sending along a list of Congresspeople and senators who know about us, democratic socialism, and -- perhaps Canada.
- Only the first one is an open socialist, but the others are sympathetic in varying degrees.
The list was;
- Congressman Ron Dellums
- Congressman Byron Dorgan (North Dakota)
- Congressman Steven Solarz
- Congressman Ted Weiss
- Congressman Barney Frank
- Congressman Gerry Studds
- Congressman Robert Kastenmeier
- Congressman John Conyers
- Congressman Harold Washington
- Congressman David Obey
- Congressman Les Aspin
- Congresswoman Barbara Mikulski
- Senator Ted Kennedy
- Hope this is of help and you recruit them to the cause!
- In Solidarity,
- Nancy Lieber
- Chair, Intl. Committee
DSA support 2004
In 2004 Democratic Socialists of America targeted local races where control of state houses were up for grabs and where statewide electoral-vote outcomes hinged on successful local district turnouts.
- Incumbent Tammy Baldwin vocally supports equal rights, gay rights, and expanded health insurance benefits, and her public posture as an out lesbian is symbolically important. Left critics widely view her leadership, however, as disappointing and ineffective. Like Feingold, she faces well-funded right wing opposition. DSAers also are backing what they call “old-fashioned democrat” Dave Obey in the northwestern part of the state,.”
- We reported on the candidates that DSAers were supporting in the last issue of Democratic Left. How did they do?
- In Wisconsin, progressive incumbents Feingold, Baldwin and Obey won. In a race for an open state senate seat, the favored Mark Miller won handily. However, progressive insurgent Bryan Kennedy lost badly..
Meeting Gustavo Petro
In 2007 Jack Laun of Colombia Support Network took Senator Gustavo Petro of the Polo Democratico Colombia to Congress. They met a staffer from David Obey's office , with Rep. Tammy Baldwin and with Senator Russ Feingold and a representative of Senator Ted Kennedy.