Ron Johnson

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For the New York Communist, see Ron Johnson (New York).

Communist Party reformer

In 1991 Ron Johnson, Northern California was one of several hundred Communist Party USA members to sign the a paper "An initiative to Unite and Renew the Party" - most signatories left the Party after the December 1991 conference to found Committees of Correspondence.[1]

Conference on Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the 90s

The Conference on Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the 90s was the Committees of Correspondence's first national conference held in Berkeley, California July 17-19, 1992.[2]

Workshops that were held at the conference on Saturday, July 18 included:[3]

Left Unity Getting it together: How should broad left unity be built? Speaking freely of differences and defining the basis for united action

Center for Political Education

In 1999 Ruth Wilson Gilmore of the Geography Department, UC Berkeley, Eric Quezada of Mission Housing Development Corporation, Ron Johnson, a South Bay Housing Activist and Ted Gullickson of the San Francisco Tenants Union gave a talk entitled "Where’s the Party?" at an educational forum on the history and legacy of Marxist and Leninist Parties. The talks were sponsored by the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism linked organization, the Center for Political Education.[4]


  1. Addendum to Initiative document
  2. Conference program
  3. Proceedings of the Committees of Correspondence Conference: Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the '90s booklet, printed by CoC in NY, Sept. 1992 (Price: $4)
  4. Center for Political Education website: Past Classes (1998 - 2007)