Josephine D. Butler
Josephine D. Butler was among the hardcore communist activists in Washington, D.C. for decades. Her key affiliations were with the Communist Party USA , but she supported other marxist organizations and their fronts/demonstrations.
All-Peoples Congress National Advisory Board
- Bella Abzug WOMEN. U.S.A.
- Isaiah Bennett President. A. Philip Randolph Institute. South Carolina President, Local J5A., Retail.Wholesale and Department Store Employees Union.
- Josephine D. Butler Chairperson. D.C. Statehood Party
- Reverend Victor Carpenter , Senior Minister, Arlington Street Church
- Ramsey Clark, Former U.S: Attorney General
- Lynda Clendenning, Vice President; AFSÇME Maryland State Employees Council
- Emile D'Antonio, Film Director
- Dick Gregory
- Dr. Michio Kaku Prfessor of Nuclear Physics. City College, of New York.
- Corita Kent, Artist
- Paul O'Dwyer Former President. New York City Council
- Margaret Ratner, Attorney
- Jewel Ryan White, President, National Black Communications Coalition President. Local 5011, Communications Workers of America
- Wilard Uphaus, World Fellowship of Faiths
- George Wald, Nobel Prize Laureate, Harvard University
- Quentin Young, M.D.
Communist fronts, causes, and related organizations affiliations
"In memory" notice in the CPUSA's People's Weekly World of April 26, 1997, Page 17, said the following:
"In memory of a staunch advocate of International Solidarity in the Class Struggle for Peace, Freedom and Socialism" - Josephine D. Butler
- Founder of the Paul Robeson Friendship Society - a CPUSA front
- Chair of the D.C. Statehood Party - a far left organization whose constitution was written by local CPUSA leader Maurice Jackson
- A militant trade unionist
World Peace Council
Butler was a participant and planner of the World Peace Council Bureau meeting in Washington, D.C. from Jan. 25-27, 1978. This meeting was a WPC/KGB lobbying effort to promote "disarmament" on Capitol Hill and to meet/participate with leftist congressmen in pushing the Soviet agenda. This included the totally communist-dominated affair known as the "Dialogue on Disarmament and Detente."
"This conference was sponsored by a small ad hoc committee whose members and endorsers were listed as including" various members of the CPUSA and its fronts, including:
- Josephine Butler, chairperson of the D.C. Statehood Party, who coordinated arrangements and presided over some sessions and is the head of the local (Paul Robeson Friendship Society) which supports East Germany
New American Movement 10th convention
In 1981 Jo 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.