Marshall Mayer

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Marshall Mayer

Marshall Mayer is a Montana activist. He is the partner of Bonnie Lambert. He lives in Helena, Montana (Great Falls, Montana Area), and works in Photography.

DSA Contact

Circa early 1980s Marshall Mayer, Education Coordinator was listed as a contact for the Los Angeles Democratic Socialists of America Exectutive Committee. At the bottom of the list was the statement, "Change the USA, work with DSA!".[1]

Supporter of the New American Movement

In 1981, Karen Dubinsky, Chairperson, Ontario Federation of Students; the Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild; the Socialist Community School Bookstore of Los Angeles; Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer; Mary Clarke and Ben Clarke were listed as supporters of the New American Movement.[2]

Tribute to Ben Dobbs

On Sunday, June 7, 1981, the Los Angeles Chapter of the New American Movement sponsored a Tribute to Ben Dobbs for "His lifelong commitment to socialism". The event was held at the Miramar-Sheraton Hotel, Santa Monica, California. At the dinner, Gayanne Feitinghoff, Edwina White and Marshall Mayer hosted a slide/sound presentation entitled "Ben Dobbs - 1yr to 69yrs". Mayer was also a sponsor of the event.[3]

Socialist Community School

In 1982 Marshall Mayer was a committee member of the Socialist Community School in Los Angeles[4].

Los Angeles DSA

In 1982 Marshall Mayer was on the Executive Committee, Educational Coordinator, of Los Angeles Democratic Socialists of America[5].

In 1985, Marshall Mayer was Democratic Socialists of America Los Angeles County Organizer.[6]

DSA Conference delegate

In 1983 Marshall Mayer was a Los Angeles, California delegate to the Democratic Socialists of America conference in New York City, October 14-16, 1983[7]

DSA Feminist Commission

In 1986 Marshall Mayer of California was listed as a member of the Feminist Commission of the Democratic Socialists of America.[8]

DSA Montana

In 1991, Marshall Mayer, was a Democratic Socialists of America member, in Montana.[9]

Computer work

In 1992 Marshall Mayer provided computer training and consultancy for Montana non-profits.[10]

Amanda Curtis Host Committee

You are invited to Helena's premier fundraising event to Support Amanda Curtis for the U.S. Senate on October 15th (2014) from 5-7pm at the historic Windsor Ballroom atop the Iron Front Hotel in downtown Helena.
Let's give Amanda Curtis a big Helena welcome, and send her off with buckets of hear-earned, home-grown cash contributions!
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Montanans for Bernie

Independent Vermont U.S Sen. Bernie Sanders’ bid for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination has sparked several grassroots groups in Montana, the largest in Bozeman.

Andy Boyd, 38, is a small business owner in Bozeman. He describes himself as an independent voter who’s never really been into politics, until this year. In May, he started supporting Sanders on Facebook.

“He’s the first politician to get me off my butt,” Boyd said, before launching into a breathless explanation of why he started two groups, Bozeman for Bernie and Montana for Bernie. It is now Montanans for Bernie.

“Bernie voted against the Iraq War in 2002 and he is anti-(Trans-Pacific Partnership) and Hillary is undecided on TPP,” Boyd said. “Hillary has been bought out by corporate America, unfortunately. Her biggest donors are the banks we bailed out and his biggest donors are the unions.”

Boyd isn’t alone. He recently teamed up with Marshall Mayer of Helena, who also started a Sanders Facebook group, to merge their pages and continue recruiting more to the Sanders’ campaign.

“We both started our own Facebook pages and then we combined them,” Boyd said. “It’s been going great ever since then.”

The combined page now has 4,786 likes. While Clinton supporters could be following a national page, for Sanders supporters, the fact that the Montana page for Clinton has just 786 likes is meaningful.

And their efforts are extending past social media into what looks like a nascent field campaign. Sanders supporters have held meetings, marched in a Butte parade, and distributed literature at the Gallatin County Fair and Bozeman’s Community Food Co-op.

“We’ve had three meetups here in Bozeman, each had 25 to 30 people,” Boyd said. He also listed a slew of coming events, including a live webcast with the senator Wednesday at Bar IX, which Boyd already has 30 RSVPs for. Bob Butts is also involved.[11]

Montana DSA

Marshall Mayer, was in January 2017, contact for Montana Democratic Socialists of America Organizing Committee.[12]



Whitefish rally


January 2017;

After the rally, the sun came out and it warmed up enough for our cameras to work. Here you see DSA members from Kalispell and Columbia Falls (two of only four members from the Flathead Valley, where Whitefish is), plus other members that came from Hot Springs, Missoula, Helena and Bozeman (a 5-hour drive). We were joined by several hundred other penguins. — with Arthur Fretheim, Marshall Mayer, Paul Dock, Bonnie Lambert and Tootie Welker in Whitefish, Montana.

Democratic Socialists of America Unity

Marshall Mayer supported the Democratic Socialists of America Unity grouping, established for the 2017 Democratic Socialists of America National Convention in Chicago.[13]

DSA Prairie Dog Caucus


Members of DSA Prairie Dog Caucus closed Facebook group. As of August, 2017, included Marshall Mayer.[14]

Billings DSA Organizers

Members of the Billings Democratic Socialists of America Organizers, Closed Facebook Group, December 13, 2017 included Marshall Mayer.[15]


  1. DSA contacts sheet
  2. 10th Anniversary Booklet for the New American Movement, 1981
  3. Tribute to Ben Dobbs program, June 7, 1981
  4. Socialist Community School committee member list Feb 1982
  5. LA DSA members letter July 10 1982
  6. LA, DSA, letterhead January 28th, 1985
  7. DSA Conference delegate list Oct. 12 1983 update
  8. 1986 DSA Feminist Commission Directory
  9. Democratic Left, March/April 1991, page 14
  10. Democratic Left, Sep./Oct. 1992, page 32
  11. Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Of all places, Sanders’ presidential bid has growing support in MontanaBy Troy Carter Chronicle Staff Writer Jul 23, 2015 ]
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