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Marshall Mayer

Marshall Mayer is a Montana activist. He is the partner of Bonnie Lambert. He lives in Helena, Montana (Great Falls, Montana Area), and works in Photography.

DSA Contact

Circa early 1980s Marshall Mayer, Education Coordinator was listed as a contact for the Los Angeles Democratic Socialists of America Exectutive Committee. At the bottom of the list was the statement, "Change the USA, work with DSA!".[1]

Supporter of the New American Movement

In 1981, Karen Dubinsky, Chairperson, Ontario Federation of Students; the Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild; the Socialist Community School Bookstore of Los Angeles; Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer; Mary Clarke and Ben Clarke were listed as supporters of the New American Movement.[2]

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. At the dinner, Gayanne Feitinghoff, Edwina White and Marshall Mayer hosted a slide/sound presentation entitled "Ben Dobbs - 1yr to 69yrs". Mayer was also a sponsor of the event.[3]

Socialist Community School

In 1982 Marshall Mayer was a committee member of the Socialist Community School in Los Angeles[4].

Los Angeles DSA

In 1982 Marshall Mayer was on the Executive Committee, Educational Coordinator, of Los Angeles Democratic Socialists of America[5].

In 1985, Marshall Mayer was Democratic Socialists of America Los Angeles County Organizer.[6]

DSA Conference delegate

In 1983 Marshall Mayer was a Los Angeles, California delegate to the Democratic Socialists of America conference in New York City, October 14-16, 1983[7]

DSA Feminist Commission

In 1986 Marshall Mayer of California was listed as a member of the Feminist Commission of the Democratic Socialists of America.[8]

DSA Montana

In 1991, Marshall Mayer, was a Democratic Socialists of America member, in Montana.[9]

Computer work

In 1992 Marshall Mayer provided computer training and consultancy for Montana non-profits.[10]

Amanda Curtis Host Committee

You are invited to Helena's premier fundraising event to Support Amanda Curtis for the U.S. Senate on October 15th (2014) from 5-7pm at the historic Windsor Ballroom atop the Iron Front Hotel in downtown Helena.
Let's give Amanda Curtis a big Helena welcome, and send her off with buckets of hear-earned, home-grown cash contributions!
Amanda's Helena Hosts:

Montanans for Bernie

Independent Vermont U.S Sen. Bernie Sanders’ bid for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination has sparked several grassroots groups in Montana, the largest in Bozeman.

Andy Boyd, 38, is a small business owner in Bozeman. He describes himself as an independent voter who’s never really been into politics, until this year. In May, he started supporting Sanders on Facebook.

“He’s the first politician to get me off my butt,” Boyd said, before launching into a breathless explanation of why he started two groups, Bozeman for Bernie and Montana for Bernie. It is now Montanans for Bernie.

“Bernie voted against the Iraq War in 2002 and he is anti-(Trans-Pacific Partnership) and Hillary is undecided on TPP,” Boyd said. “Hillary has been bought out by corporate America, unfortunately. Her biggest donors are the banks we bailed out and his biggest donors are the unions.”

Boyd isn’t alone. He recently teamed up with Marshall Mayer of Helena, who also started a Sanders Facebook group, to merge their pages and continue recruiting more to the Sanders’ campaign.

“We both started our own Facebook pages and then we combined them,” Boyd said. “It’s been going great ever since then.”

The combined page now has 4,786 likes. While Clinton supporters could be following a national page, for Sanders supporters, the fact that the Montana page for Clinton has just 786 likes is meaningful.

And their efforts are extending past social media into what looks like a nascent field campaign. Sanders supporters have held meetings, marched in a Butte parade, and distributed literature at the Gallatin County Fair and Bozeman’s Community Food Co-op.

“We’ve had three meetups here in Bozeman, each had 25 to 30 people,” Boyd said. He also listed a slew of coming events, including a live webcast with the senator Wednesday at Bar IX, which Boyd already has 30 RSVPs for. Bob Butts is also involved.[11]

Montana DSA

Marshall Mayer, was in January 2017, contact for Montana Democratic Socialists of America Organizing Committee.[12]



Whitefish rally


January 2017;

After the rally, the sun came out and it warmed up enough for our cameras to work. Here you see DSA members from Kalispell and Columbia Falls (two of only four members from the Flathead Valley, where Whitefish is), plus other members that came from Hot Springs, Missoula, Helena and Bozeman (a 5-hour drive). We were joined by several hundred other penguins. — with Arthur Fretheim, Marshall Mayer, Paul Dock, Bonnie Lambert and Tootie Welker in Whitefish, Montana.

Democratic Socialists of America Unity

Marshall Mayer supported the Democratic Socialists of America Unity grouping, established for the 2017 Democratic Socialists of America National Convention in Chicago.[13]

DSA Prairie Dog Caucus


Members of DSA Prairie Dog Caucus closed Facebook group. As of August, 2017, included Marshall Mayer.[14]

Billings DSA Organizers

Members of the Billings Democratic Socialists of America Organizers, Closed Facebook Group, December 13, 2017 included Marshall Mayer.[15]

Helena Supports Heenan

Join us at our community fundraiser to support John Heenan for Congress. Help us send John into the final month of the primary campaign on a high note (this event will be Johns last public appearance in Helena before the primary).

John Heenan is the fighter for working Montanans that we need representing us in Washington, DC, and is endorsed by Our Revolution, Justice Democrats, The People for Bernie Sanders, Montana Progressive Democrats, and Montana Conservation Voters.

Local fundraising co-hosts include Wilmot Collins and Maddie Collins, Amanda Curtis and Kevin Curtis, Rachel Carroll Rivas, Erin Farris-Olsen and Robert Farris-Olsen, Eric Feaver and Ellen Feaver, Katherine Hausrath, Jacquie Helt, Jim Jensen, Frank Kromkowski, Daniel Ladd, Cheryl Lamb and Mike Lamb, Dan Laughlin and Kiera Laughlin, Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer, Josh Manning, Lorna Milne and Jonathan Motl, Casey Molloy and Jim Molloy, Nann Parrett and Aaron Parrett, Ken Toole, and Kim Wilson.

  • HOST:Marshall Mayer
  • LOCATION:Windsor Ballroom of the Iron Front Hotel (Helena, MT).[16]

Western MT DSA Closed Group


Members of the Western Montana Democratic Socialists of America Closed Facebook Group, accessed May 23, 2018 included Marshall Mayer;[17]

"Friends make friends vote!"

Amelia Marquez for HD 52 May 30 ·

Friends make friends vote!

Get your ballots in by Tuesday or head to the Metra on Tuesday to vote. You have until 8pm on Tuesday.

Paid for by Amelia Marquez for HD52| Democrat| Vicki Dickinson, Treasurer | 1121 Rays Lane, Billings, MT 59101 — with Gerane Mae, Rafael Marquez, Penny Ronning, Sara Hagen Hull, Patrick Scott-Wilson, Amy Denise, Tammy Mehlhaff, Autumn Gullickson, Jade Bahr, Kathleen O'Donnell, Hank Fuller, Ella Currier, Marshall Mayer, Jeff Blatnick, Jen Gross, Glenda Brauneis, Andy Boyd, Bekah Kellison-Decker, Danielle Egnew, Chris Kellison-Decker, Alayna Foster, Christl Domina, Denise Joy, Katie Sutton, Amelia Danielle Marquez, Anita Green, Nathalie Wagler, Rockie Gomez, Faranak Argani, Alexander Andrews, Yvonne Williams, Nadine Smith, Shea Gerard, Dakota Hileman, Sonia Davis, Rebecca Contreraz Marquez, Alejandro Marquez, Allie Hay, Drew Mammel, Josh Schleining, Keenan Weatherford, Marian Pesta Bradley, Debbie Macias Brown, Anne Giuliano, Renee Stonebraker, Casey O'Donnell, Christopher Goodridge and Randy Heinz.[18]

July 2018 Statewide meeting

Montana Democratic Socialists of America July 2 2018.[19]

40 #beautifullsocialists, all members of the Democratic Socialists of America, convened for the first ever Montana DSA statewide meeting in Helena yesterday. We discussed how we could work together for Medicare for All, on the Poor People's Campaign, electing DSA members to the Montana legislature, for a Populist PAC, exploring fusion voting, and organizing socialists for statewide coordination and action.
This was the largest meeting of organized socialists in Montana in at least four decades, and over 1/4 of our statewide membership attended. Most Montana communities of over 10,000 people were represented, including members from chapters in Billings DSA, Western MT DSA, Bozeman DSA, Glacier DSA, and Helena DSA.

With George McCauley, Ben Hahn, John Powers, Michael Workman, Marshall Mayer, Leslie Croot, Zeth Stone, Hank Fuller, Jessie Kline, Bonnie Lambert, Celia Winkler, Jacqueline Reimers, Ryan Meyers, Lynn Purl, Sandy Dvarishkis, Amelia Danielle Marquez, Jade Bahr, Arthur Fretheim, Rich Smith, Sonia Davis, Randy Heinz, Andy Boyd, Josh Schleining, Keenan Weatherford, Janet Kosnik, Nadine Smith, Mark Fiege, Haleigh Thrall, Bill Entwistle, Duran Caferro, Mark Anderlik, Philip Richmond and Nancy Fuller Bleck.

DSA Regional Training

Hannah Allison December 2 2018:

Feeling inspired after this weekend’s DSA Regional Training in Salt Lake City! We had Democratic Socialists of America chapters from Utah, Montana, Colorado and South Dakota. Grateful to have these amazing organizers out west!


Y’all tag yourselves as you wish! — with Josh Schleining, Randy Heinz, Laura Gabby, Marshall Mayer, Zeth Stone and Issac Hann in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Stand with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

We Stand with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was a 2018 letter signed by several Democratic Socialists of America members mainly from the DSA North Star in response to attacks on Ocasio-Cortez over remarks she made on Palestine.

A recent petition circulated by some DSA members criticizes Ocasio-Cortez for supporting a two state solution to the Palestine-Israel question and not aligning with a long list of demands regarding Palestine and Israel. Should Ocasio-Cortez fail to agree with this list of demands, the petitioners are calling for DSA to revoke her endorsement. These attacks on Ocasio-Cortez have come despite the fact that she has staked out positions which will make her one of the strongest advocates of Palestinian rights and self-determination in Congress.
We stand with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The position she has taken on Israel and Palestine are principled stances, worthy of a democratic socialist, in its recognition of both Palestinian humanity and rights and Israeli humanity and rights. On this issue, as many, she will be a voice for the voiceless in Congress.

Signatures included Marshall Mayer.[20]

Socialist Majority Caucus

DSA's Socialist Majority Caucus signatories list as of April 25 2019 included Marshall Mayer of Helena Democratic Socialists of America.

Backing Wilmot Collins


Marshall Mayer May 13 2019:

There is a very clear contrast among the candidates currently running for Montana's U. S. Senate seat in 2020. Early support will make all the difference in this race. You know what to do: support Wilmot J. Collins!

I just gave to elect Wilmot Collins

Join me in electing Wilmot as Montana's next U.S. Senator.


  1. DSA contacts sheet
  2. 10th Anniversary Booklet for the New American Movement, 1981
  3. Tribute to Ben Dobbs program, June 7, 1981
  4. Socialist Community School committee member list Feb 1982
  5. LA DSA members letter July 10 1982
  6. LA, DSA, letterhead January 28th, 1985
  7. DSA Conference delegate list Oct. 12 1983 update
  8. 1986 DSA Feminist Commission Directory
  9. Democratic Left, March/April 1991, page 14
  10. Democratic Left, Sep./Oct. 1992, page 32
  11. Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Of all places, Sanders’ presidential bid has growing support in MontanaBy Troy Carter Chronicle Staff Writer Jul 23, 2015 ]
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