Dan Margolis

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Dan Margolis

Dan Margolis was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1976. In 2006 he was chair of the New York State Communist Party USA. In addition he writes for the People's World, covering local New York City and state issues, as well as events at the United Nations. He joined the Communist Party USA in 2001

Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, Margolis currently resides near the border of Brooklyn and Queens, in New York City[1].


Attended University of Iowa in Iowa.[2]

Democratic Party activism

Margolis has been active in New York City elections, including as the mid-Staten Island coordinator for the 2004 Democratic Party Congressional campaign[3].

According to Dan Margolis' blog:

While many on the left tend to see their work as saying bad things about the Democratic Party or electing more progressive candidates, we saw it as strengthening this grouping, which is in coalition with others (more liberal sections of big business, etc.) in the Democratic Party, and defeating the other coalition, that of the far right in the Republican Party. Consequently,I ended up working on many Democratic campaigns during by time in the CPUSA: John Kerry’s, Barack Obama’s twice, Kirsten Gillibrand’s, Fernando Ferrer’s (he nearly beat Michael Bloomberg to become mayor of NYC), and a host of others known mostly to NYC residents. I am proud to say that I wrote the first official document in the CPUSA calling for support of Barack Obama in the primaries: I wrote this as chair of the party in Brooklyn, in 2007.[4]

Convention Discussion: A Reply to “A Time to Grow”

Convention Discussion: A Reply to “A Time to Grow”


At the grassroots level, how do we pull organizations and people in our periphery into this coalition? In Brooklyn, we have to consider how we can bring the large Black churches into the fight. How can we utilize the organizational connections we have, the relationships with elected officials, to do so?
On the electoral front, it would be good to have more of our own candidates running for office. But right now, this can’t be our main electoral contribution. We have to be part of the fight to defeat what’s left of the ultra right, and make sure they don’t make a comeback in the mid-term elections. Others on the left see these elections either as ends in themselves or deviations from the “real” struggle. But the Communist Party can exercise a leadership role by helping to show the importance of electing or defending Democrats as part of an overall strategy on the road towards socialism.[5]

Revolutionary email

The following is from an e-mail by Dan Margolis, chair of the Communist Party in New York, celebrating our unique U.S. history of struggle and urging us to continue it this Fourth of July.[6]

The American Revolution, though incomplete at first, was one of what Lenin called the three 'truly great' revolutions in world history: The American, the French, and the Russian. The Revolution established the first democratic republic. It wasn't complete at first, but its importance can't be overstated, and it laid the basis for further struggles: the Civil War, the fight for women's rights, the formation of the Communist Party, the formation of the labor movement and the CIO, the Civil Rights revolution of the 1960s, the fight against fascism in the 30s and 40s, the fight against U.S. aggression in Vietnam, Korea and Iraq, the continued fight for immigrant rights, to name a few things, all continue the spirit of 1776.
The 2008 election of Barack Obama, and now his presidency, are perhaps the biggest continuation of that spirit in a generation.
So take a moment to relax and celebrate with family and friends all that we've achieved so far--and all the victories to come, up to and including a socialist USA.

Peoples World personnel

As at December 2010, personnel of the Communist Party USA paper, Peoples World, ;[7]

Editorial Board

Bureau Chiefs and National Contibutors, Juan Lopez (N. Calif.), Rossanna Cambron (S. Calif.), Joelle Fishman (Conn.), John Bachtell (Ill.), John Rummel (Mich.), Tony Pecinovsky (Mo.), Dan Margolis (N.Y.), Rick Nagin (Ohio), Libero Della Piana, Scott Marshall, Elena Mora, Emile Schepers, Jarvis Tyner, Sam Webb

Maura Healey connection


Dan Margolis, Maura Healey, 2017.

The Left and the 2018 Elections

The Left and the 2018 Elections: high stakes for the country, Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism Education Project Webinar: May 21, 9pm edt.

Many on the Left will actively engage the 2018 elections. The stakes are high: it is imperative to defeat right-wing Republications to stop the extremist attacks on working people. And, as public opinion sours on Trump, there are many opportunities to elect progressives both nationally and locally, and pass state ballot initiatives. The new progressive formations that emerged to resist the far-right Republican government show growing potential. How do democratic socialists become involved?
Carl Davidson, former CCDS co-chair, will open by framing the national political forces in the US. Donna DeWitt, retired president of the South Carolina AFL-CIO, will follow with a labor perspective. CCDS activist Dan Margolis will report on the local situation in Worcester Mass. including Our Revolution. [8]

McGovern connection


Dan Margolis, Jim McGovern November 6, 2018.

Endorsing McGovern


Day of Action for Greater Worcester Our Revolution Endorsees Jim McGovern, Paul DePalo, Tom Merolli

Join us as wesupport three progressives. We'll help flip two red seats and re-elect a great Congressman.

French River Park, Webster, MA

HOST:Dan Margolis

LOCATION: French River Park (Webster, MA), French River Park, Davis Street Webster, MA 01570.