Selma Goode

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Selma Goode

Selma Goode is a Michigan socialist.

DSA Conference delegate

In 1983 Selma Goode was a Detroit, Michigan delegate to the Democratic Socialists of America conference in New York City, October 14-16, 1983[1]

No sweatshops

In late 2008 Detroit Democratic Socialists of America Executive Board member Selma Goode participated in a press conference in Lansing regarding the Interfaith Committee on Worker Justice SweatFree Campaign.

This campaign seeks to pressure the State of Michigan to purchase all of its uniforms (e.g., for police, prison guards, prisoners) from nonsweatshop manufacturers. The delegation’s spokespeople were State Representative Fred Miller (chair of the House Labor Committee), Father Norman Thomas (chair of the SweatFree Committee for the Interfaith Committee on Worker Justice), and Dia Pierce (Political Director for UNITE-HERE in Michigan). The delegation also met with representatives from the Michigan Office of Management and Budget (OMB).[2]

DSA electoral work

In 2008 Greater Detroit Democratic Socialists of Americaendorsed state representative candidates Sarah Roberts (St. Clair Shores-Harrison Township), Vicki Barnett (Farmington-Farmington Hills), Lisa Brown (West Bloomfield-Harrison Township), and Jonathan Switalski (Warren-Sterling Heights). As a result, DSA members have been canvassing, phone banking, and stuffing envelopes for one of these four candidates almost every weekend since the late summer. To date, the following members have participated in at least one (and usually several) campaign dates: Brandon Moss, Selma Goode, Michelle Fecteau, Bob Alpert, Lon Herman, Maurice Geary, Helen Samberg, Bob Frumkin, Charlie Rooney, Julie Barton, David Elsila, David Green, Dave Ivers, Michael Dover, Bill Helwig, Bob Denoweth, and Marylyn Schmidt.[3]

DSA member

Greater Detroit Democratic Socialists of America's by-laws require biannual election of officers and executive board. "We will hold elections at our general membership meeting on September 11th (2010)... The executive board recommended the following slate:"

DSA comrades


Stephen Scapelliti with Selma Goode May 2018.


  1. DSA Conference delegate list Oct. 12 1983 update
  2. DDDSA Newsletter, Jan. 2009
  3. GDDSA newsletter, Nov. 2008]