Jone Johnson

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Democratic Agenda

More than 1,200 people attended the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee initiated Democratic Agenda Conference held November 16-18, 1979, at the International Inn and Metropolitan AM Church in Washington 1 DC. The conference focused on "corporate power'; as the key barrier to "economic and political democracy," concepts many Democratic Agenda participants defined as "socialism.'

The Democratic Agenda meetings attempted to develop anti-corporate alternatives" through influencing the direction of the Democratic Party during the period leading to the July 1980 Democratic National Convention in New York.

Constituency meetings included How to Raise Feminist Issues in 1980: Jone Johnson, DSOC Feminism Commission, chair; Mildred Jeffrey past chair, National Women' s Political Caucus; Nancy Shier, executive director, Chicago NOW.[[1]

Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee

In 1981 Jone Johnson was the Chair of the Chicago branch of the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee.[2]

DSOC leader


In 1982 the Chicago local of Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee was led by;

DSA Feminist Commission

In 1985[3] and 1986,[4] Jone Johnson of Illinois was listed as a member of the Feminist Commission of the Democratic Socialists of America.


  1. Information Digest, December 14, 1979, page 372
  2. 10th Anniversary Booklet for the New American Movement, 1981
  3. DSA Feminist Commission Directory, 1985
  4. 1986 DSA Feminist Commission Directory