Judith LeBlanc (Summary)
Judith LeBlanc joined the Communist Party USA in 1974, and is currently a vice chair for the organization. She chairs its Peace and Solidarity Commission, and has previously worked as a reporter for the CPUSA's newspaper, People's Weekly World. On March 30, 2002, LeBlanc endorsed a call by the CPUSA for a national holiday in honor of late Farm Workers Union leader Cesar Chavez. In July 2009 she spoke alongside Michael Eisenscher and Mort Frank at the 6th National Convention of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism. CCDS was formed in 1991 when approximately one third of the CPUSA membership split from the party.
LeBlanc is the national field organizer for Peace Action, formerly known as the National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy and formed in 1957. She has formerly served on the steering committee and as national co-chair for Institute for Policy Studies parter organization, United for Peace and Justice which is also affiliated with Peace Action. In 2008 LeBlanc signed a petition, "A Open Letter to Barack Obama on Iran". In 2009 she endorsed a call from Latinos for Peace for U.S. troops to be withdrawn from Iraq and Afghanistan. In June 2010 she addressed the Disarm Now! Conference which was held at Riverside Church, a Communist front based in New York. (more...)