Leonard Potash

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Leonard (Lenny) Potash is a long-time leader of the single-payer healthcare movement. He is a life-long trade union activist and leader who is currently an Executive Board member of AFSCME Retiree Chapter 36. He was a founding member of Labor United for Universal Healthcare in Southern California and served as its Co-chair until 2016. He is a member of Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism.[1]

Tribute to Ben Dobbs

On Sunday, June 7, 1981, the Los Angeles Chapter of the New American Movement sponsored a Tribute to Ben Dobbs for "His lifelong commitment to socialism". The event was held at the Miramar-Sheraton Hotel, Santa Monica, California. Sponsors of the event included Leonard Potash.[2]

CoC National Conference endorser

In 1992 Leonard Potash, AFSCME, Los Angeles, endorsed the Committees of Correspondence national conference Conference on Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the 90s held at Berkeley California July 17-19.[3]

Endorsed Marcy Winograd

In 2006 Leonard Potash of AFSCME 36 Retirees was a Labor Union Activist endorser of Marcy Winograd of the Los Angeles Progressive Democrats of America in her unsuccessful primary bid for the Democratic Party nomination 26th Congressional District in California[4]

Labor Campaign for Single Payer

In 2009 Leonard Potash, Los Angeles Labor Task Force for Universal Healthcare served on the Steering Committee of Labor Campaign for Single Payer.

CCDS conference

Leonard Potash was an active participant in the 2016 Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism National Convention, in Emeryville California.[5]

Single Payer Leadership Meeting Agenda

Las Vegas, NV Sep. 30 – Oct. 1, 2017. The Longhorn Room, Binion’s Gambling Hall 128 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV.


Healthcare Committee, DSA-LA

Members of the Healthcare Committee, Los Angeles Democratic Socialists of America closed Facebook group, as of August 30, 2017 included Leonard Potash .[7]


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  2. Tribute to Ben Dobbs program, June 7, 1981
  3. CCDS Background
  4. Endorsers of Winograd
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  6. [https://www.healthcare-now.org/strategy-conference/2017-las-vegas/agenda/Healtcre Now!Single Payer Leadership Meeting Agenda Las Vegas, NV Sep. 30 – Oct. 1, 2017]
  7. [3]