Vivian McGuckin Raineri was a Northern California activist. Born 1924, died in January 2011. She was the widow of Leo Raineri who died in 1990 Her sons are Ben Raineri, of Texas and Michael Raineri of Oakdale Califoria..
Life of activism
Vivian was born in Roseburg, OR to Henry and Muriel McGuckin. The family moved to Napa, California, where Vivian completed her schooling and began her career as a journalist and author. A longtime member of the Communist Party USA, she wrote for the Bay Area Bureau of the Peoples' World Newspaper. She was politically astute and active with the Women for Peace in Berkeley, CA, where she lived most of her life.
Vivian Raineri authored the book "The Red Angel", a biography of Elaine Black Yoneda who, along with her husband Karl Yoneda, served time in an internment camp during World War II. Vivian Raineri was a founding member of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism.
Communist Party reformer
In 1991 Vivian Raineri, Northern California, was one of several hundred Communist Party USA members to sign the a paper "An initiative to Unite and Renew the Party"-most signatories left the Party after the December 1991 conference to found Committees of Correspondence.
Greetings to Committees of Correspondence conference
- ↑ Willamette reds blog, January 12, 2011, Vivian Raineri
- ↑ Addendum to Initiative document Nov. 13 1991
- ↑ CoC Second National Conference program, 1996, p 27