Rachel Rosen DeGolia

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Rachel Rosen DeGolia

New American Movement 10th convention

In 1981 Laura Berg, Acting Chair, Commission on Law and Democratic Rights and Rachel DeGolia, Director, Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights led a workshop entitled The New McCarthyism: Who Are Its Targets? at the 10th Convention of the New American Movement. The convention was held in a union headquarters in Chicago and ran from July 29 - August 2, 1981.[1]

American Civil Liberties Union

As at April 11, 1983, Rachel DeGolia served on the Board of Directors for the Illinois branch of the American Civil Liberties Union.[2]

Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights

Circa 1965, Rachel DeGolia was listed as the Director of the Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights, the Midwest Regional Office of the National Committee Against Repressive Legislation.

In 1992 Rachel DeGolia was a member of the Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights, a long time front for the Communist Party USA, then dominated by members of the newly formed Committees of Correspondence.[3]

Honoring Frank Wilkinson

Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights organized a "Celebration of the The Dynamic Life of Frank Wilkinson (1914-2006)" on Sunday October 29, 2006. Wilkinson had been a leader of the Communist Party USA, the New American Movement and Democratic Socialists of America[4].

Honoring Committee members included Rachel Rosen DeGolia.

Left Forum 2009

Health Care Reform: Building Left Unity is Critical:

Clevelanders to March & Rally for No Cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

A broad coalition says national debt should be reduced through cuts to military spending, bank bailouts and corporate loopholes and end to Bush era tax cuts.

A Rally and March will take place on Saturday, December 10, 2011 in Downtown Cleveland calling for No Cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. The event coincides with International Human Rights Day. The rally will begin at Public Square in Cleveland at Noon. A march will follow to the Federal Building on E. 9th street.

The rally and march is sponsored by the December 10 Mobilizing Committee, a broad coalition of community, religious, labor and health care organizations.

Speakers at the rally will be US Representatives Dennis Kucinich, Marcia Fudge and Betty Sutton. Other speakers will include Harriet Applegate, North Shore AFL-CIO Federation of Labor; Rev. Tony Minor, Metropolitan Lutheran Church; Becka Hawkins, Occupy Cleveland; Khalid Samad, Peace in the Hood; Wynne Antonio, Senior Voice Retiree Council; Nina McLellan, Peace Action; Amy Hanauer, Policy Matters; Debbie Kline, Jobs with Justice; April Stoltz, National Association of Letter Carriers (ret,); David Anthony, Akron Education Association; Rachel DeGolia, Universal Health Care Action Network; Greg Coleridge, Northeast Ohio American Friends Service Committee; and Jerry Gordon, Emergency Labor Network.[5]


  1. NAM 10th Convention Agenda, July 29, 1981
  2. Memo from Karen Green sent to Illinois Board Members
  3. CCDBR 1992 membership list
  4. http://www.ccdbr.org/events/wilkinson/Wilkinson_Committee.html
  5. [ http://www.noacinfo.org/The Northeast Ohio Anti-War Coalition, Clevelanders to March & Rally for No Cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid]