Burt Wartell

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Burt Wartell

Bernie Sanders fundraiser

During the summer and fall of 2006 Democratic Socialists of America Political Action Committee helped DSA activists around the country, “from San Diego up to Maine” to host house parties to raise funds that helped Bernie Sanders become the sole Socialist in the U.S. Senate.

In Portland, Maine DSAer Harlan Baker and AFL-CIO officer Burt Wartell co-hosted a backyard veggie burger cookout that drew participants from the local Democrats. [1]

DSA Boston Public Facebook Group

Members of Boston Democratic Socialists of America Public Facebook Group, in January 2017 included Burt Wartell.[2]

Early comrades

Harlan Baker November 22, 2016:

Our Democratic Socialists of America organizing meeting at Portland City Hall. There were 100 people in attendance. — with Burt Wartell, Marjorie Phyfe, Sarah Rawlings, Jeremy Mele, Tim Goodwin, Nate LeClair, Chris Cavanaugh, Cynthia Adair Grier Handlen, Chris Hafford, Barney McClelland, Diane Russell, Seth Berner and Bob Murray.


DSA comrades

Harlan Baker December 19, 2016


Over 80 people turned out for our December DSA meeting. Nominations were taken for chair, vice chair, secretary, treasurer, and executive committee. Sub committees were created and will be bringing back recommendations for political action and other programs at following meetings. — with Seth Berner, Jeremy Mele, Burt Wartell, Joey Brunelle and Cynthia Adair Grier Handlen.