Michael Rubin is a Bay Area organizer for Solidarity.
Michael Rubin became an activist in 1967.
Michael Rubin says: June 18, 2018;
The Independent Socialists emerged from the social democracy in 1964. I joined 3 years later in 1967. One of my first projects in the ISC was helping to create a new radical electoral party in California, Peace and Freedom Party. 
Committees of Corresondence conference
At the 6th National Convention of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism (CCDS) at San Francisco's Whitcomb Hotel July 23-26 2009 a Symposium roundtable conversation on "Building the Left and the Progressive Majority." featured CCDS leader Mildred Williamson, Judith LeBlanc of the Communist Party USA, Joe Schwartz of Democratic Socialists of America, Michael Rubin of Solidarity, Jamala Rogers of Freedom Road Socialist Organization, and Linda Burnham. The panelists discussed the importance of building the left within the current upsurge, working for left unity in struggle against the right, and the tactical issues that arise in uniting the progressive majority.