Duane Campbell is a Sacramento based academic and activist. He is a professor (emeritus) of bilingual/multicultural education at CSU-Sacramento, a former vice president of a CFA local, and chair of Sacramento Democratic Socialists of America. He is the author of Choosing Democracy; a Practical Guide to Multicultural Education. 4th. ed. Allyn and Bacon, 2010.
For Duane Campbell, for Al Rojas, Dolores Delgado Campbell and others in the Democratic Socialists of America Latino Commission , the Cesar Chavez's United Farm Workers was a school for organizing.
- Like hundreds of activists in labor and community organizations today, we were trained in the union. This cadre of organizers is the UFW's second legacy.
DSA Conference delegate
DSA Latino-African-American and Anti-Racism Commission
DSA Latino Commission
In 1995 Duane Campbell taught at California State University at Sacramento and was Secretary of the DSA Latino Commission. Eric Vega, an attorney in Sacramento, was Co-Chair of the DSA Latino Commission
On June 24 1993, in Mexico City, DSA Latino Commission leaders Dolores Delgado Campbell and Duane Campbell met with Cuahtemoc Cardenas, PRD candidate for President of Mexico in 1994. They planned a conference to be called"NAFTA and Human Rights in Mexico," which would be held at California State University at Sacramento on October 20 and 21. 
In the mid 1990s Campbell wasa contributing editor to Oakland based Institute for Social and Economic Studies- sponsor of CrossRoads magazine, which sought to promote dialogue and building new alliances among progressives and leftists... and to bring diverse Marxist and socialist traditions to bear while exploring new strategies and directions for the progressive political movements.
California DSA “Key” list
Anti CCRI campaign
In 1996 DSA activists in California were deeply involved in the unsuccessful struggle to defeat Proposition 209, the California Civil Rights initiative, which sought to ban "affirmative action". At DSA's 1995 National Convention, the organization made opposition to CCRI a "major focus for our Activist Agenda".
DSA mounted a major statewide effort to help defeat 209 in Sacramento, Los Angeles, and San Diego. The financial support from many California DSAers "allowed us to hire staff to coordinate this effort. For example, in Los Angeles, DSA played a major role in the Metropolitan Alliance, a broad multi-racial coalition of organizations. We coordinated the precinct based activities for the Alliance in the West LA, Santa Monica and Venice areas."
DSA's campaign in California was coordinated by Duane Campbell of the And Racism Commission. In Los Angeles the key activists were staff person Tim Parks, along with Liz Ryder, also of the Anti Racism Commission. In Sacramento the chair of the local Sacramento Civil Rights Network effort against 209 was Eric Vega of the Latino Commission.
DSA produced bilingual literature tied the two campaigns together asking for a vote against 209, and a vote for 210 the Livable Wage Initiative. In addition to our own work, DSA literature was distributed widely by UNITE and several African American organizations.
Circa 2000 Local officers of Sacramento Democratic Socialists of America included;
Democratic Socialists of America member
- "DSA has formed a Political Action Committee—Democratic Socialists of America PAC (DSA PAC), which will raise funds to enable activity that supports or opposes candidates for federal office. By law, DSA is not permitted to expend its resources in support of or against candidates in partisan elections; however, DSA is permitted to form a PAC for this purpose...
- ...Only DSA members in good standing may contribute to the PAC. Because the law is so specific, all contributions are carefully screened to make sure that they are from members."
In 2008 Duane Campbell was a very active supporter of Barack Obama.
He was active in the Sacramento Obama Meetup group and campaigned for his candidate on campus.
According to Cal State's The Hornet;
Barack Obama's presidential campaign was brought to the attention of those who walked by a booth that was set up on the Library Quad today.
Bilingual and multicultural education professor Duane Campbell, who has been involved with political activities since the 70's, volunteers his time three days a week to educate students of the presidential candidate's campaign
Progressives for Obama
"Talking Union" blog
- ↑ DL Spring 2010
- ↑ Dem.Left Sept./Oct. 1993, page 33
- ↑ DSA Conference delegate list Oct. 12 1983 update
- ↑ Democratic Left, Jan./Feb. 1990, page 13
- ↑ Democratic Left, November/December 1992, page 18
- ↑ Dem. Left Jan./Feb. 1995, page 20
- ↑ Dem. Left, Sept./October 1993, page 20
- ↑ email from C Riddiough to S Tarzynski Dec 9 1994
- ↑ Crossroads March 1996
- ↑ CA DSA Key list January 24 1993
- ↑ Democratic Left • November / December 1996 • page 19
- ↑ http://web.archive.org/web/20011122041447/www.dsausa.org/antiracism/contacts/contacts.html
- ↑ Dem. Left Winter 2002
- ↑ http://www.rawbw.com/~ross/dsa/DSAToday.html
- ↑ Possible California Local Reps. for August 5, 1989 Palo Alto Meeting
- ↑ CampaignMoney.com 2006 Cycle
- ↑ Democratic Left, Spring 2006
- ↑ http://media.www.statehornet.com/media/paper1146/sections/20071212News.html
- ↑ http://progressivesforobama.blogspot.com/
- ↑ http://www.dsausa.org/about/locals.html
- ↑ Democratic Left • Winter 2010