Denise Young

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Denise Young

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.

Mother of Gillian Young-Miller and Katie Young. Partner of the late Jim Schmidt.

WEB DuBois Clubs of America

In 2014, Denise Young was listed a a friend on the DuBois Clubs Facebook page.[1]

1980s U.S. Peace Council Executive Board

Denise Young was an Executive Board member of the Communist Party USA dominated U.S. Peace Council[2] 1983-1985-Metro-Act Rochester New York.

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.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

Workshops that were held at the conference on Saturday, July 18 included:[6]

Socialist U.S. Toward a Socialist United States? Reshaping the vision and charting a path. Is it possible? On what basis?

Committees of Correspondence NCC

In 1994 Denise Young was a member of the National Coordinating Committee of the Committees of Correspondence.[7]

Open Letter to Obama on Iran

In 2008 Denise Young of Rochester, NY signed an online petition “A Open Letter to Barack Obama on Iran”.[8]

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;[9]

Pastors for Peace connection

In the spring of 2014, the Rochester Committee on Latin America prepared for the 25th Pastors for Peace Cuba Caravan stop in Rochester on July 4th.

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.[10]

Rochester Public Facebook group

Members of the Rochester Democratic Socialists of America public Facebook group, as of March 18, 2017 included Denise Young .[11]

Facebook discussion group

Members of the Democratic Socialists of America - Buffalo, public Facebook discussion group, as of October 15, 2017 included Denise Young .[12]

Metro Justice

Denise Young is active in Metro Justice.


Template:Reflist Template:Endorsers of the Conference on Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the 90s

  1. FB friends page
  2. USPC conference brochure Yale University November 8-10, 1985
  3. Addendum to Initiative document
  4. CCDS Background
  5. Conference program
  6. 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)
  7. CoC National committee meeting, January 7-9, 1994, New York minutes
  8. Open Letter to Obama on Iran
  9. CCDS leadership, accessed March 2014
  10. [, Metro Justice News, Challenge the Embargo and Injustice Posted by Carmelo Crassi 178sc on July 26, 2014 ROCLA report By Grania Marcus]
  11. [1]
  12. [2]