Denise Young has held a variety of jobs within the labor movement, on the staff of 1199/SEIU and now the NYS Public Employees Federation. This was preceded by numerous community organizing experiences, including MetroAct. She is an adjunct faculty member in the Cornell ILR Labor Extension program and represents the United Steelworkers on the Rochester Labor Council Executive Board. Denise is a proud co-founder of the Band of Rebels. Sunday evenings find her rehearsing with the women’s choral ensemble, Concentus.
WEB DuBois Clubs of America
1980s U.S. Peace Council Executive Board
Communist Party reformer
In 1991, Denise Young, New York, 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.
CoC National Conference endorser
In 1992, Denise Young, Committees of Correspondence, Rochester, New York endorsed the Committees of Correspondence national conference Conference on Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the 90s held at Berkeley California July 17-19.
Conference on Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the 90s
The Conference on Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the 90s was the Committees of Correspondence's first national conference held in Berkeley, California July 17-19, 1992.
Workshops that were held at the conference on Saturday, July 18 included:
Socialist U.S. Toward a Socialist United States? Reshaping the vision and charting a path. Is it possible? On what basis?
- Dr. Keith Baird, DSA
- Barry Cohen, CoC Implementation Committee, NY
- Matthew Hallinan, DSA, No CA
- David McReynolds, national co-chair, Socialist Party USA, NY
- Denise Young, Rochester CoC, NY
- Anne Mitchell, organizer, Writer's Union, NY
Committees of Correspondence NCC
Open Letter to Obama on Iran
2013 CCDS National Coordinating Committee
Denise Young, New York, was elected in 2013 to the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism National Coordinating Committee;
Pastors for Peace connection
For over 20 years, Pastors for Peace and ROCLA have participated in challenging the unjust and punitive US trade embargo, imposed after the Cuban Revolution more than 50 years ago. Callie Rabe, ROCLA’s Cuba Caravan coordinator, and several volunteers, sorted and labeled our donations of medicines, medical equipment and construction supplies.
The Steering Committee has also been engaged in an ongoing planning process that began in June, facilitated by Metro Justice Vice-President Denise Young. This process includes evaluating ROCLA’s work, expanding its outreach to and involvement with other local and national groups, and building our membership base.
Rochester Public Facebook group
Facebook discussion group
- FB friends page
- USPC conference brochure Yale University November 8-10, 1985
- Addendum to Initiative document
- CCDS Background
- Conference program
- Proceedings of the Committees of Correspondence Conference: Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the '90s booklet, printed by CoC in NY, Sept. 1992 (Price: $4)
- CoC National committee meeting, January 7-9, 1994, New York minutes
- Open Letter to Obama on Iran
- CCDS leadership, accessed March 2014
- [http://www.metrojustice.org/challenge_the_embargo_and_injustice, Metro Justice News, Challenge the Embargo and Injustice Posted by Carmelo Crassi 178sc on July 26, 2014 ROCLA report By Grania Marcus]