Gray Panthers

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Gray Panthers was founded by Democratic Socialists of America member Maggie Kuhn. Senator Ron Wyden started the Oregon chapter of the Gray Panthers.


Gray Panthers has been multigenerational from the start. The organization was born in 1970, when Maggie Kuhn, leading a group of friends fighting ageist employment practices, joined forces with students demonstrating against the Viet Nam War. The press compared their militancy to that of the Black Panthers, and so the first Gray Panthers network was born: age and youth working together for social and economic justice and peace.[1]

DSA supporters

Democratic Left, Sept./Oct. 1991, page 28