Howard Croft

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Howard Croft


Washington DC Area New American Movement contacts in 1981 include:[1]

DSA Racial Diversity Task Force

In 1992 Howard Croft was a member of the Democratic Socialists of America Racial Diversity Task Force - charged with finding ways of recruiting (and retaining) more "people of color" into the organization[2].

Attended high level Democratic Socialists of America meeting

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Paul Pinsky was named as attending a Democratic Socialists of America National board meeting in Washington D.C. in 1992. member in Democratic Left, July/August 1992, page 11.

The text indicates that Pinsky, representing the New Party attended this high level D.S.A. meeting, which involved discussions on electoral organizing, strategies and tactics. Other attendees included Bob Fitrakis, a "DSAer" and Democratic Party Congressional candidate in Ohio, D.S.A. member Mary Jo Kilroy, from the Columbus Ohio school board and Howard Croft from the D.S.A. National Political Committee.

Council run

In 1997 Croft ran for DC City Council in a special election. He was at the time member of the DC Parole board and was also president of Greater Washington Americans for Democratic Action.[3]

Croft ran in third, behind Sharon Ambrose and George Stallings, Jr. Croft, until recently a professor of urban affairs and geography at the University of the District of Columbia and a longtime D.C. political activist, was backed by DSA, Progressive D.C. (the local chapter of the New Party), ACORN and most of the city's union locals. [4]


In 2010 Howard Croft was Assistant Director Long Term Care Division at SEIU.[5]



  1. 10th Anniversary Booklet for the New American Movement, 1981
  2. Memorandum, Steve tarzynski-May 26, 1992
  3. [Democratic Left • Issue #2 1997, page 10]
  4. [Democratic Left • Issue #4 1997. page 6]