Seymour Posner

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Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee

Among the prominent figures; who joined Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee around late 1976, early 1977 were; James Farmer; Georgia State Representative Julian Bond; New York State Assemblyman Seymour Posner; Zolton Ferency, former head of the Michigan Human Rights Party; and Gloria Steinem.[1],

In 1977, then New York State Assembly members Seymour Posner and Jerry Nadler were both members of the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee.[2]

DSOC meeting

The Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee, held its first annual convention, October 1979 in New York at the District 199, Martin Luther King, Jr. Labor Center. A panel on organizing the unemployed was led by Seymour Posner,[3]

DSA Conference delegate

In 1983 Seymour Posner was a New York delegate to the Democratic Socialists of America conference in New York City, October 14-16, 1983[4]

Labor memorial

In 1990, the Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at New York University's Tamiment Library dedicated a Pillar of Labor in memory of DSA member Seymour Posner, former chair of the NY Assembly Labor Committee and vice chair of the Workers Defense League, Inc..[5]


  1. The Militant, March 25, 1977 30
  2. New York Magazine 22 Aug 1977, page 10
  3. Daily World October 23, 1979, page 4
  4. DSA Conference delegate list Oct. 12 1983 update