Socialist Scholars Conference 1990
Reproductive Rights and the Role of the Sate at Home and Abroad
- Sponsor: Democratic Socialists of America
- Moderator: Barbara Ehrenreich, Democratic Socialists of America
- Judith Lorber, Women's Studies Program, CUNY Grad Center
- Vernice Miller, Center for Constitutional Rights
- Andrea Miller, Chair, Democratic Socialists of America Youth Section
- Slavenka Drakulic, Yugoslav author, feminist
Boston DSA meeting
The February 17 2010 Boston Democratic Socialists of America members meeting took place at the Democracy Center near Harvard Square. The meeting ended with an informal discussion on the causes and political consequences of the Scott Brown election, led by MA SEIU Political Director Harris Gruman, NARAL Pro-Choice MA Director and former Young Democratic Socialists leader Andrea Miller, and Cambridge Peace Commission Director and 2008 Progressives for Obama activist Brian Corr.
2010 Debs-Thomas-Bernstein Awards
The 2010 Debs-Thomas-Bernstein Awards, sponsored by Boston Democratic Socialists of America, took place Tuesday, June 13, 6:30—8:30 P.M., at the Jamaica plain home of environmentalist Marcia Peters and David Karaus.
2010 honorees were "two champions of social justice and grassroots democracy: Georgia Hollister Isman and Jack Clark". Honorary Co-Chairs for the event were MA AFL-CIO President Robert Haynes and State Senator Patricia Jehlen (D-Somerville), with special guest Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz (D-Boston).
Others who attended or sponsored the event included Rep. Frank Smizik, Somerville Alderman Rebekah Gewirtz, and recently elected President of the Washington, DC chapter of Red Sox Nation Eleanor LeCain, "our perennial MC, Julie Johnson", Mike Schippani (UAW-Detroit); Shaw’s striker Juan Garcia and UFCW staffer Heysoll Rodriguez.
2012 DSA award
At the 2012 awards reception of Boston Democratic Socialists of America, held on June 18 at 56 Perkins Street, Jamaica Plain, at the home of Marcia Peters and David Karaus, Andrea Miller, former Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts, was honored.
- Andrea was “politicized” during her first year at Columbia College where she joined the DSA Youth Section, serving for three years on its Executive Committee and eventually as Chair. She has then spent two decades on the frontlines of the struggle for reproductive justice. Under her leadership in 2010 MA NARAL, with other members of the Mass Alliance coalition, successfully resisted the nationwide Republican tsunami by retaining a slim pro-choice majority at the State House, and won “no-copays” for contraception in health care legislation.
- Last year Andrea moved to New York to become President of the National Institute for Reproductive Health and NARAL Pro- Choice New York, where she successfully battled the FDA for access to over-the counter emergency contraception and cofounded the Center for Reproductive Rights.
Introducing Andrea Miller was Marlene Fried, a widely published author who serves on the board of the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights and teaches in the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program at Hampshire College.
The Peoples' Inauguration
Progressive Central The Peoples' Inauguration was held Saturday, January 19, 2013, at the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law 5th Floor Moot Court Room, 4340 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC.
The event was sponsored by Progressive Democrats of America, The Nation, National Nurses United, Democrats.com and Busboys and Poets. The event was advertised and promoted by the Institute for Policy Studies.
The 11:15 am-‐12:30 pm session What will the Progressive Agenda be in 2013? was moderated by John Nichols, and featured Rep. Jim McGovern – Rep. John Conyers -‐ Andrea Miller, PDA National Team -‐ Randy Parraz, Citizens for a Better Arizona.
PDA meeting, Maryland
Thursday March 15, 2012, PDA National Director Tim Carpenter, PDA National Vice Chair emeritus Stephen Shaff, PDA National Deputy Field Director Andrea Miller and Mike Hersh welcomed speakers Rep. Donna Edwards (Md-6), Professor Eric Kingson from Social Security Works, and Alex Lawson from We Act 1480 AM Radio to Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville, Maryland.
Current and former PDA National Board Members Medea Benjamin, Joe Libertelli and Steve Cobble, Healthcare NOT Warfare co-chair Donna Smith, and Maryland Senator Paul Pinsky also helped welcome progressives to Prince George's County's newest meeting place. The turnout included several important progressive leaders from Maryland's 4th, 6th, and 8th districts.
Special thanks to the Very Important Progressive Host Committee including--Stephen Shaff; PDA board member Bill Fletcher, Jr., Raucus Activist Writer; Alex Lawson, Social Security Works and WE ACT Radio; Heather Booth, Activist; Steve Cobble, PDA Political Advisor, and Institute for Policy Studies; Medea Benjamin; Tom Hucker, MD Delegate, D-20; Greg Moore, NAACP/Political Consultant; Beth Becker, Progressive PST; Naomi Bloch, Activist who donated a small library of books; David Hart, Physicians for Social Responsibility; Beth Schulman, IPS; Greg Smith, Activist; Joe Libertelli; Mark Dudzic; Jimmy Tarlau, Communication Workers of America; Kerren-Pope Onwukwe, Attorney/Activist; and Andrea Miller.
Supporting John Lumpkin
- ↑ Second Annual Socialist Scholars Conference program.
- ↑ http://www.dsaboston.org/yradical/yr2010-02.pdf TRY, Feb. 2010]
- ↑ TYR, May 2010
- ↑ TRY Sep. 2010
- ↑ The Yankee Radical, June/July 2012
- ↑ PDA website, accessed Jan 15, 2013
- ↑ [http://www.pdacommunity.org/maryland/1281-donna-edwards-joins-pda-in-hyattsville, PDA website, Donna Edwards Joins PDA in Hyattsville Friday, 16 March 2012 14:46 Written by Mike Hersh]
- ↑ Committee to Elect Dr. John R. Lumpkin letter, Sept. 10, 1978