Communist Party of Ohio

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The Communist Party of Ohio is affiliated with the Communist Party USA.


  • Jim West - State Chairman of the Communist Party of Ohio, and member of the Political Bureau, CPUSA[1]

East Central Ohio [ECO] CPUSA Club


East Central Ohio [ECO] CPUSA Club Closed Facebook Group, accessed June 21, 2017;

CPUSA-OH is a club of CPUSA, YCL, and progressive supporters located in the eastern part of central Ohio (extending from the Ohio River, westward to near Zanesville, north to near New Philadelphia, and south to the Marietta area.[2]



Backing the PWW

In January 1998 fourteen Ohio labor leaders, headed by Dick Acton, vice president of the Ohio AFL-CIO, sent a letter to their contemporaries urging their financial support of the Communist Party USA's People's Weekly World. The letter, which was sent to 50 labor leaders in the Cleveland area of Northeast Ohio said the World "tells our story and unhesitatingly takes our side. It was there when we needed it and now it needs is."


  1. Political Affairs, April, 1979, Volume LVII, No. 4, Page 1, "Peace Must Be Won"
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