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New American Movement 10th convention

In 1981 Josephine Butler, Chair, Baltimore NAM and Steve Askin, DC NAM led a workshop entitled Race and Class in Urban Electoral Politics at the 10th Convention of the New American Movement. The convention was held in a union headquarters in Chicago and ran from July 29 - August 2, 1981.[1]

Supporter of the New American Movement

In 1981, Steve Askin was listed as a supporter of the New American Movement.[2]


Askin is the former Health Systems Research Coordinator at SEIU.[3]

DSA member

In 1995 Steve Askin was a member of Democratic Socialists of America .[4]

Center for Public Accountability

In June 2008 , SEIU Local 721 created a new Center for Public Accountability (CPA) to support external organizing by doing in-depth, action-oriented investigations and analysis on the quality, cost effectiveness and integrity of public services. The Center "will have an especially strong focus on privatized public services. It will provide support for campaigns to ensure that public funds are not used to fund substandard jobs; identify opportunities to partner with responsible public service providers and oppose abuses by irresponsible contractors. The Center will be linked to External Organizing and will work closely with other Local 721 Departments."

Center Director Steve Askin holds an MBA from Columbia University School of Business. During his 14 years with the International, he led strategic research that contributed to SEIU’s success in obtaining election agreements from such multibillion companies as Tenet Health Care and Healthcare Corporation of America (HCA). He is former investigative journalist who wrote for Business Week, the Christian Science Monitor, the National Catholic Reporter and many other publications.

Deputy Director Raahi Reddy is former organizing director of legacy Local 715 and played a leading role in that local’s campaigns to organized privatized public services.[5]

Democratic Left supporter

Democratic Socialists of America's Democratic Left of Fall 2008, published a list of DL sustainers and supporters on page 15.

We join in celebrating Democratic Left’s 36 years of continuous publication.

Steve Askin was listed as a DL supporter.[6]

DSA Long Beach Facebook group

Members of the Democratic Socialists of America - Long Beach Facebook group, as of January 26, 2017 included Steve Askin.

DSA Facebook group

Members of the California Democratic Socialists of America, statewide Facebook group, as of March 16, 2017 included Steve Askin.[7]


  1. NAM 10th Convention Agenda, July 29, 1981
  2. 10th Anniversary Booklet for the New American Movement, 1981
  4. Dem. Left, March/April 1995, page 22
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