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Mark Green


Mark Green is a New York City activist.

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.

Workshops included "Fighting Corporations from the Inside" - Randy Barber, Mark Green, Ray Rogers - .[1]

IPS connection

Mark Green was a member of the Institute for Policy Studies 20th Anniversary celebrations committee which organized an April 5, 1983, reception at the National Building Museum attended by approximately 1,000 IPS staffers and former staff.[2]

DSA interest in campaign funders

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Greeting the Peace Marchers

The Great Peace Marchers arrived in New York, October 23 1986, after trekking 3,500 miles with their message of global nuclear disarmament.

They were greeted at the George Washington Bridge by Mark Green, Democratic candidate for Senate, David Dinkins, Manhattan Borough president, David Livingston, president of District 65 UAW, Assemblymembers David Paterson and Jerrold Nadler, and City Council members Ruth Messinger, Miriam Friedlander, Carolyn Maloney and Stanley Michaels.

The following Friday, the Communist Party USA's People's Daily World sponsored a reception for 25 of the marchers at Unity Auditorium on West 23rd St.[3]

DSA support

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In 1987, Democratic Socialists of America helped Mark Green "carry Albany on election day". [4]

DSA youth conference

A Democratic Socialists of America Youth Section, annual winter conference was held February 16-18, 1990 Columbia University New York. Speakers included;[5]

DSA adviser

In 1994 Jim Chapin was a a Vice Chair of Democratic Socialists of America and a senior policy adviser to the New York Public Advocate Mark Green and [6]

Tabankin soiree

In February 1995, a private party was held in New York to celebrate Margery Tabankin who had been recently chosen to head Steven Spielberg's Righteous Person's Foundation, (Tabankin also ran the Streisand Foundation). Attendees included Jesse Jackson, Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman, Streisand publicist Ken Sunshine, Rev. Al Sharpton, Ruth Messinger, Charles Schumer, Mark Green, Basil Paterson, David Paterson, David Dinkins, New York Urban League President Dennis Walcott, and Warner Records chairman Danny Goldberg. The taslk focused on how "liberals could take the political spotlight back from the conservatives"[7]

Take Back America America - "progressive plan for victory"

On March 17, 2008, at the Take Back America conference in Washington D.C. Eric Boehlert, Michael Calderone, Mark Green, Michael Hirsh, Cenk Uygur and Tracy Van Slyke spoke in a session entitled "Angles of Vision: Big Media People's Media".[8]

Creamer connection

Mark Green for Mayor has been a client of Robert Creamer's Strategic Consulting Group.[9]

JStreet advisory council

In 2009 listed members of the JStreet advisory council included Mark Green, Former New York City Public Advocate[10]

North Star Fund 35th Gala

In 2014, at Chelsea Piers, North Star Fund held its annual Community Gala. This 35th Anniversary Community Gala was a spectacular celebration of North Star Fund and the achievements of our diverse community of philanthropic and grassroots activists and organizers. The event raised $870,000, which broke every previous record.

Notable guests included Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray, Katherine Acey, Nisha Atre, Martha Baker, Andrea Batista Schlesinger, Jay Beckner, Ingrid Benedict, Bill Bragin, Peter Brest, Art Chen, Bobby Cohen, Joe Conason, Larry Condon, Anne Delaney, Maddy deLone, Deni Frand, Elizabeth Gilmore, Elspeth Gilmore, Mark Green, Gary Hattem, Pierre Hauser, Michael Hirschhorn, Sarah Kovner and Victor Kovner, Dal LaMagna, Josh Mailman, Christine Marinoni, Christina McInerney, Pam McMichael, Ruth Messinger, Cynthia Nixon, Shola Olatoye, Ana Oliveira, Erica Payne, Lisa Philp, Mark Reed, Rinku Sen, Tani Takagi, Elizabeth Wagley, Michael Waldman, Maggie Williams, Barbara Winslow, and Kyung Yoon.[11]

References

  1. Information Digest, December 14, 1979, page 370/371
  2. Information Digest April l5, 1983 p77-79
  3. PDW Oct. 23. 1986, page 3, 'Full schedule in NYC for peace marchers' by Richard Hoyen
  4. Democratic Left, Jan./Feb. 1987, page 18
  5. Democratic left, Jan./Feb. 1990, page 13
  6. Revised list of committees of the 1994-1995 DSA National Political Committee
  7. [Barbra and Jesse split an egg roll. New York Magazine 20 Feb 1995 page 13]
  8. Campaign for America's Future website: Take Back America 2008 - Agenda (accessed on May 11, 2010)
  9. SCG A Partial List of SCG Clients, accessed Dec. 2, 2013
  10. JStreet website: Advisory Council (accessed on Oct. 26, 2009)
  11. MY Social Diary 2014. North Star Fund