DSA’s Cuba Letter
Lee Levin signed an April 2003 Statement on Cuba, initiated and circulated by prominent Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) member Leo Casey, calling for the lifting of trade sanctions against Cuba.
- “a statement circulating among democratic left/socialist folks, largely by members of Democratic Socialists of America, condemning the recent trials and convictions of non-violent dissenters in Cuba”.
The petition criticized Cuba's poor human rights record, but shared the blame for Cuba's problems with reactionary elements of the U.S. administration...
- The democratic left worldwide has opposed the U.S. embargo on Cuba as counterproductive, more harmful to the interests of the Cuban people than helpful to political democratization. The Cuban state's current repression of political dissidents amounts to collaboration with the most reactionary elements of the U.S. administration in their efforts to maintain sanctions and to institute even more punitive measures against Cuba.
Many of the petition's 120 odd signatories were known members of DSA.
DSA Volunteer Coordinator
In 2013, the DSA National Political Committee appointed a a new Volunteer Coordinator, Lee Levin. Levin worked for unions for 20 years, including eight years as executive director of the Coalition of Labor Union Women.
- She welcomes new volunteers and finds ways for them to build DSA at the national level.
DSA Boston Public Facebook Group
New York DSA Facebook group
Metro DC DSA Public Facbook group
- Democratic Left • Summer 2013, page 12