Denise (Dee) Banks-Myles is a Registered Nurse and Chief Steward, Provident Hospital, Chicago.
Working for Washington
Dee Myles, was one many Communist Party USA members who worked on Harold Washington's Chicago mayoral campaigns. She worked in the 1983 campaign as a precinct worker and in the 1987 campaign as a ward coordinator in the independent political committee in the 7th ward.
Dee Myles described the campaign of 1983 as a real "people’s movement". She remembered "people riding on the bus to work in South Chicago wearing their blue Washington for Chicago buttons. After his election, a city ban on public musicians was lifted, and there just seemed to be more music in the city", Myles said. “It was really a period of engagement that was quite astonishing.”
Black Radical Congress
Endorsed Communist Party Call
On March 30 2002 the Communist Party USA paper People’s Weekly World called for a national holiday in honor of late Farm Workers Union leader Cesar Chavez. The article was followed by a long list of endorsers including Dee Myles, Almost all endorsers were confirmed members of the Communist Party USA.
Communist Party USA
In the Feb. 28-March 5, 2004 edition of the PWW, P. 16, Myles was a speaker at a NYS Communist Party & Political Affairs magazine forum at their Unity Center, 235 W. 23 St, NYC, as a "longtime activist and educator, Chair of the CPUSA Education Commission".
Joan Elbert, Barbara Russum, Bea Lumpkin, William Appelhans, Bill Mackovich, Carolyn Black, Carroll Krois, Dee Myles, Doug Freedman, Frank Lumpkin, John Bachtell, Kevin Collins, Lance Cohn, Mark Almberg, Marguerite Horberg, Martha Pedroza, Mike Giocondo, Pepe Lozano, Roberta Wood, Scott Marshall, Shelby Richardson, Sijisfredo Aviles, Sue Webb, Terrie Albano.
- ↑ http://www.politicalaffairs.net/article/articleview/6528/1/318/
- ↑ http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/45a/524.html
- ↑ http://www.pww.org/index.php/article/articleview/882/
- ↑ Article on the Solidnet website, taken from the People's World website (original article now removed)
- ↑ We salute the labor movement!, People's World, September 1, 2006
- ↑ http://www.politicalaffairs.net/article/static/17/1/3/,,