Diana Chapin

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Diana Chapin

Democratic Agenda

More than 1,200 people attended the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee initiated Democratic Agenda Conference held November 16-18, 1979, at the International Inn and Metropolitan AM Church in Washington 1 DC. The conference focused on "corporate power'; as the key barrier to "economic and political democracy," concepts many Democratic Agenda participants defined as "socialism.'

The Democratic Agenda meetings attempted to develop anti-corporate alternatives" through influencing the direction of the Democratic Party during the period leading to the July 1980 Democratic National Convention in New York.

Workshops included "Do You Want to Run for Delegate" - Diana Chapin, moderator; Joanne Howes, Vivian Hall.[1]

DSA Conference delegate

In 1983 Diana Chapin and Jim Chapin were New York delegates to the Democratic Socialists of America conference in New York City, October 14-16, 1983[2]


  1. Information Digest, December 14, 1979, page 370/371
  2. DSA Conference delegate list Oct. 12 1983 update