Melissa O'Rourke

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Melissa O'Rourke

Template:TOCnestleft Melissa O'Rourke is the Labor Commission Coordinator of the Communist Party USA.[1] She also edits Labor UpFront, the Labor Commission's blog.[2] She lives in Indianapolis Indiana, and has worked since 2008, at Trader Joes.

Communist Party tribute

In July 2007, the Communist Party USA paper Peoples World published a tribute "We salute Joyce Wheeler" to retiring Baltimore public school teacher and Communist Party member Joyce Wheeler. Melissa O'Rourke signed the tribute page. Most of the more than 100 signatories were identified Party members.[3]

Indiana Statehouse action

Melissa O'Rourke February 28 2018:


So, seven years ago today at the Indiana Statehouse, this happened. They were some of the craziest, busiest days of my life, fighting against right to work and all manner of wicked awful legislation. But I made some amazing friends and memories. And I got a big hug from Danny Glover! — with Markeya McDaniel and AL Leigh.

Indiana NOW PAC

Melissa O'Rourke July 28, 2015 near Indianapolis, IN ·


Yesterday the Indiana NOW PAC officially endorsed Sen. Karen Tallian for Governor, and she has earned broad support from local feminists for all of the years she has been such a strong, constant supporter of women's rights. — with Robin Olds and Harmony Glenn.

Indiana NOW State Council

Melissa O'Rourke August 26, 2014:


Indiana NOW State Council members at the Women's Equality Day fundraiser for our next Secretary of State, Beth White. — with Janette Cobb, Robin Olds, Marion Wagner, Reba Boyd Wooden and Mary Kate Dugan at Rathskeller Restaurant.

The Revival: Time for a Moral Revolution of Values

Melissa O'Rourke October 3, 2016 near Indianapolis, IN:


Some amazing local revolutionaries sitting up on the stage tonight. — attending The Revival: Time for a Moral Revolution of Values with Mike Oles, Rosie Bryant, Katie Blair, Wandalyn Savala, Don Reed and Suzy Reed.

With Rev. William J. Barber II.

JwJ activists

Melissa O'Rourke October 19, 2014 · Central Indiana Jobs with Justice people.


With Yin Min Kyi, Amy Shackelford, Penny Pace-Cannon, Mary Kate Dugan, John Triplett, Michael Torres, Jim Lingenfelter, Jesse Brown and Georgia Cravey.

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