Edith Van Horn

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Edith Van Horn

Democratic Agenda

CLUW founding conference, Josephine Flores (UFW}, Clara Day (Teamsters) Edith Van Horn (UAW) , Olga Madar, National chairwoman CLUW

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 "Organizing Women Workers" - Joan Quinlan, moderator, Anne Hill, Edith Van Horn, Ellen Cassidy .[1]


  1. Information Digest, December 14, 1979, page 370/371