Diana Sowry

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Diana Dickson-Sowry

Diana Dickson-Sowry is an Ohio activist. She is Transportation Supervisor Jefferson Area Local Schools, and Ashtabula County AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer.

Communist Party's May Day Salute

In 1995 the Communist Party USA newspaper People's Weekly World, published a "May Day salute" to the "heroes in the class war zone". More than 100 unionists/activists endorsed the call, mostly known affiliates, or members of the Communist Party.

Diana Sowry, OAPSE/AFSCME Ohio, was one of those listed[1].

Communist Party conference

Participants in the Communist Party USA’s conference on the 2004 elections in New York City, Jan. 31, say they returned to their home districts and plunged into voter registration and other election work that bodes well for a huge “dump Bush” vote next Nov. 2.

The daylong “Unite to Take Back Our Country” conference at Winston Unity Center in Manhattan attracted more than 300 delegates from 25 states to hear a main report by CPUSA Political Action Chair Joelle Fishman. There were also speeches by leaders of other organizations, including Rita Haley, president of New York City’s National Organization for Women, who appealed to the crowd to fill the buses for the April 25 March for Women’s Lives in Washington.

Diana Sowry, a school bus driver in Ashtabula County, Ohio, told the conference of narrowly losing her race for a seat on the village council, although a fellow trade unionist did win. “What I liked about that conference was that there were so many people of color, so many youth. It was like a bouquet of flowers, a real cross-section of our country. The Party is on the right track in its analysis of what it will take to pull people together against Bush and the ultra-right.” [2]

Communist Party religious conference

“The word of God and communism are hand in hand,” said Diana Sowry, a school bus driver from Ashtabula County, Ohio. She was one of a group of clergy and lay people participating in a conference on religion sponsored by the Communist Party USA in Des Moines Iowa April 15-16, 2005.

Sowry is a union activist and also active in her church, where she sings in the choir. She feels communists and others who are working to defeat the ultra-right and advance peace, social and economic justice, and socialism are “doing the work of the Word.” [3]


In 2009 Diana Dickson-Sowry was Secretary Treasurer of the Ashtabula County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO.[4]

New member phone bank


New member phone bank Public · Hosted by Communist Party USA.

Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 11 AM - 4 PM EDT

Your living room

We're organizing a phonebank to our new members on Saturday and we need your help. The callfire service allow you to make the calls from home, using your smartphone, laptop or deskstop. You'll get a real charge from talking to them! Aint' nuthin like it!! Please click "going" if you can make calls! Thanks!

Those invited to participate on on Facebook included Diana Dickson.

National Party Building Conference

National Party Building Conference Hosted by Communist Party USA and People's World.

Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 12 PM – 6 PM EST

Join Communist Party activists and members in a national conference. You can register here https://tinyurl.com/ycdouk3y

The conference will take place November 11th to 12th to plan our work in the fight against the Trump Administration and its white supremacist ruling class backers. Find information here about how to participate. http://www.cpusa.org/2017-national-party-building-conference-resist-organize-vote-grow/

The conference will be streamed from Chicago to regional meetings in New Haven, Los Angeles, and Orlando. Whether you’re on the East Coast, West Coast, in the MIdwest or the South, you’ll be able to participate.[5]

Those invited on Facebook included Diana Sowry.


  1. People's Weekly World May 6 1995 p 2
  2. [1] Peoples Weekly World April 24 2004, The CPUSA fires up its members to ‘Dump Bush!’, Tim Wheeler
  3. Communists host meet on religion by: SUSAN WEBB april 29 2005
  4. [ http://www.ohaflcio.org/AboutAFL-CIO/AffilliateDirectory_OHAFL-CIO.pdf] 2009 Ohio Central Labor Councils directory
  5. https://www.facebook.com/events/1006170886191874/]