Mark Schaeffer

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Mark Schaeffer is on the Editorial Committee of Democratic Left, DSA’s magazine. He has been active in Democratic Socialists of America since its 1982 founding convention. He is a member of the state board of Citizen Action of New York, and is active in People of Albany United for Safe Energy (PAUSE) among other progressive organizations. He worked for Environmental Action Foundation in the 1980s, and coordinated several Albany actions for, founded by Bill McKibben.[1]

DSOC supporter

The original Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee publication was called Newsletter of the Democratic Left. Those listed as helping produce the October 1973 issue were David Bensman, Henry Bayer, Gretchen Donart, David Gaberman, Tom Kramer, David Kusnet, Jon Ratner, Ronnie Steinberg Ratner, Mark Schaeffer, Nancy Shier.[2]

DSA contact

In 1994 Mark Schaeffer was Albany contact for Democratic Socialists of America.[3]

In 2001 Mark Schaeffer was Albany contact for New York City Democratic Socialists of America[4].

In 2009 Mark Schaeffer was Albany contact for Democratic Socialists of America[5].

Environmental Commission

In 2007 Mark Schaeffer was active in Albany, NY DSA, and DSA’s Environmental Commission.[6]

Democratic Socialists of America Unity

Mark Schaeffer New York supported the Democratic Socialists of America Unity grouping, established for the 2017 Democratic Socialists of America National Convention in Chicago.[7]


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  2. [1] Newsletter of the Democratic Left, October 1973, page 7
  3. Dem. Left, Jan./ Feb. 1994, page 134
  4. New York Democratic Socialist May 2001, page 1
  6. TYR, September 2007
  7. [2]