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Win Heimer

Winston Heimer is a retired Connecticut labor official. He is a Maj (Ret) U.S. Army, Signalcorps. He worked for the state of Connecticut for more than 30 years spending most of my career at the Connecticut Health Department while his wife, Carol, worked in the private sector treating patients as a psychiatric nurse at a local hospital and psychiatric facility.

His partner is JoAnne Bauer.

Open Letter to Obama on Iran

In 2008 Win Heimer, V.P., Greater Hartford Central Labor Council, Hartford, CT signed an online petition “A Open Letter to Barack Obama on Iran”.


In 2014, Win Heimer, was VP Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans.

Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans

In December 2014, leaders of the Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans were Joelle Fishman, Win Heimer, Bette Marafino, Ray Marafino, Mary Elia, Denise Lynch and Kevin M. Lynch in West Hartford, Connecticut. [1]

Chained CPI

July 2013, over 50 members of Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans (CT ARA) along with our Labor and Community allies worked together to create a human chain across the street from the Federal Building in New Haven to protest the chained CPI. Bette Marafino, President of Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans organized the group into a human chain.

Noted speakers included Lisa Perrone Chief of staff for Congressman John B. Larson, Marilyn Cheyne staff for Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, Win Heimer CT ARA board member read a statement from Congressman Joe Courtney in opposition of the Chained CPI, Manny Gomez newly elected CT ARA board member representing the New Haven People's Center spoke about the importance of Social Security , Jade our youngest participant (12 years old!) explained that Social Security needs to be there for her when she is older, Connecticut AFL-CIO President John Olsen commented that Social Security provides retirement security for millions of Americans. Mark Henson District Director for Congressman Jim Himes greeted attendees. Our Connecticut Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy were unable to attend. However, CT ARA President Bette Marafino assured our group that both Senators do oppose Chained CPI and both have signed on to Senator Harkins bill S567.[2]

Communist Party

Veteran's petition

August 25, 2012, a "group of veterans" called on Governor Dannel Malloy to restore the request for funding for restoration of 37 Howe Street, site of the Communist Party USA's New Haven People's Center.

The Governor removed the item from the state bonding budget after an opposition group from outside New Haven, citing their veteran status, protested the proposed funding on the grounds that Communists are part of the building. The bonding request would restore brick work on the 1851 Italianate structure which is a site on the Connecticut Freedom Trail.

The announcement was made as the New Haven Peoples Center celebrated its 75th anniversary with a family backyard cookout and cultural event including music and children's crafts. After supporters crowded on the front lawn for a group photograph, messages of solidarity and support were delivered by elected officials, labor leaders and community activists.

The letter from the veterans reads in part: "We deplore the manipulation of a few Veterans, for narrow political purposes, who do not understand that the New Haven Peoples Center is an historic building,

We call for the restoration of the request of the New Haven Peoples Center for funding.

FB post


In 2015 Win Heimer was connected to the Communist Party USA.

Pic with Illinois communists


July 2015, with Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans members, and Communist Party USA activists Bea Lumpkin and Scott Marshall.

Hartford Service Workers Club

Activists from the Hartford Service Workers Club of the Communist Party USA took time out from a busy day of door-knocking union households for Dannel Malloy for Governor to gather and commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Mississippi Summer. The occasion featured a talk by 1960s civil rights activist Larry Rubin and was sponsored by the Hartford Labor Committee of the People's World.

Larry Rubin was a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) field secretary off and on between 1961 and 1965, first in southwest Georgia and then in northern Mississippi. After SNCC, he went to Kentucky on assignment by the Southern Conference Educational Fund.

Discussion also focused on the struggle to get Malloy re-elected and to pass Question 1 to allow a constitutional amendment so the state legislature could enact measures for early voting. Throughout the evening the leitmotif repeated: "Organize Organize Organize!"

Connecticut has become a battleground state in the upcoming gubernatorial election as incumbent Democratic governor Dannel Malloy faces stiff opposition from Greenwich millionaire Tom Foley. The race is neck and neck and parallels a similarly tight race with Malloy beating Foley four years ago by a narrow margin.

With Malloy as governor, Connecticut became the first state to enact paid sick days and a $10.10 minimum wage. Home health care and home child care workers won the right to organize and have signed their first contract. Event organizer Ruth Tulin Cion introduced Larry Rubin. Win Heimer wrote it up for the People's World.[4]

2017 Year of Resistance

New member phone bank


New member phone bank Public · Hosted by Communist Party USA.

Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 11 AM - 4 PM EDT

Your living room

We're organizing a phonebank to our new members on Saturday and we need your help. The callfire service allow you to make the calls from home, using your smartphone, laptop or deskstop. You'll get a real charge from talking to them! Aint' nuthin like it!! Please click "going" if you can make calls! Thanks!

Those invited to participate on on Facebook included Win Heimer.

Communist banner

Womens March

Gary Winfield January 21 2018:·


With Thomas Connolly, Win Heimer and Eda diBiccari.

Our Revolution comrade


Win Heimer left front. Our Revolution - Central CT Chapter.


Gary Winfield February 15, 2017:


Meeting with representatives from Working Families Party (Win Heimer) a little while ago talking about the issue of Paid Family Leave.

Tax protest


Win Heimer with Roger Ives and William Buhler.