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Janet Tucker

Template:TOCnestleft Janet Jenkins Tucker is a Kentucky activist.

She is a leader in many progressive organizations in the bluegrass, including Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, the Central Kentucky Council for Peace and Justice, and the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism. [1]

WEB DuBois Clubs of America

In 2014, Janet Jenkins Tucker was listed a a friend on the DuBois Clubs Facebook page.[2]

Open Letter to Obama on Iran

In 2008 Janet Tucker of Lexington, KY signed an online petition “A Open Letter to Barack Obama on Iran”.[3]

Kentucky Social Forum


Steve Pavey August 2, 2009; with Fredando Farmer Fredo Jackson, Christi H. Ketchum, Stephanie Guilloud, Tashia Bradley, Monica Hernandez, Pam McMichael, Doanta Davis, Andrew Kang Bartlett, Fran Tobin, Angelyn Rudd, Mary Brydon-Miller, Rochelle Arms, Chris Hartman, Erin Michelle Howard, Erica Smiley, Tanya Bernice Turner, Shannon Garth-Rhodes, Carol Kraemer, Shameka Parrish-Wright, Khalilah Veneable Collins, Christy Pardew, Esteban Bartlett, Josh Jennings, Jardana Peacock, Carla Wallace, Dave Newton, Gabriela Alcalde, Janet Jenkins Tucker, David Lott, Kay Tillow, Jackie Floyd, David Horvath, David O'Brien Suetholz, Ellen Braune and Judi Jennings.


Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism co-chairs elected October 2020:

Co-chairs Gary Hicks, Paul Krehbiel, Rafael Pizarro, Harry Targ, and Janet Tucker.

CCDS Midwest meeting

Twenty members and friends of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism (CCDS) spent April 25 2009, in West Lafayette, Indiana, discussing how to build an effective progressive majority for the Obama years at its semi-annual Midwest regional meeting.

Janet Tucker, CCDS National Organizer and activist with Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, confirmed that in rural (as well as urban) Kentucky, unemployment, homelessness, racism, and criminalization were problems for poor and working class people before the current crisis and remain problems..[4]

Committees of Correspondence NCC

July 25 2009 Janet Tucker, Kentucky, was a candidate for the Committees of Correspondence National Co-ordinating Committee at CCDS national conference in San Francisco-elected.[5]

2013 CCDS National Coordinating Committee

Janet Tucker, Kentucky was elected in 2013 to the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism National Coordinating Committee;[6]

2013 CCDS conference

Nearly 100 delegates, observers and friends gathered in Pittsburgh, PA for the 7th Convention of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism over the July 18-21, 2013 weekend.

One panel was a discussion on how to use the Anne Braden film for radical education in organizing efforts. Presentations were made by Jim Branson, Janet Tucker, Frank Chapman,Ted Pearson, and the maker of the film, Anne Lewis.[7]

CCDS at the 2015 Left Forum

CCDS 2016 leadership

(elected July and September 2016)[8]



Lexmark campaign

Kentucky Workers League December 17, 2015 near Lexington, KY, United States ·

Kentucky Comrades! Share this far and wide and bring a friend Monday!

Meanwhile, check out a livestream press conference at 2 p.m. EST by the organizers in Juarez and El Paso :
For more information on the situation check out our local organizing event:

With Jordan Mazurek, Sarah Williams, Latasha Benton, Genoveva Segura, April Taylor, Donna Aros, Jylda Hernandez, Quentin Savage, Jesus Gonzalez, Janet Tucker, Gary Brice, Susana Prieto Terrazas, Steve Pavey, Kishonna Leah Gray-Denson, Miguel Juarez and Chanelle Helm.

Beyond Shell Shock


Beyond Shell Shock: Labor after the Trump disaster was hosted by Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Sunday, February 26 at 8 PM - 9:30 PM.

Hosts Bill Fletcher, Jr.; Erica Smiley; Bob Master; Neidi Dominguez; Bryan Proffitt; and Jeff Crosby;

Join us in this webcast to take a hard look at the place we're in as a labor movement - and consider how we can make the labor movement be a leading force in the resistance to Trump and the fight for a better world.
What's our strategy? What kinds of alliances do we need? Do we just play defense?
In the face of National Right to Work, vicious attacks on workers of color in and out of the workplace, escalating divisions in the AFLCIO and the Democratic Party, and more we've got our work cut out for us. Let's figure out how to win.

Those interested in attending included Janet Tucker.

DSA leader


Pittsburgh DSA shared Beaver County Peace Links's event.

April 13, 2017;

Join Beaver County Peace Links for a discussion about the anti-war movement in the Trump era at the Community College of Beaver County at 1 PM on Saturday, April 22! The event will feature Michael McPhearson, Executive Director of Veterans for Peace, and Kevin Martin, Executive Director of Peace Action. Also present will be Janet Tucker and Carl Davidson who are building a DSA chapter that represents Lawrence, Mercer, and Beaver Counties in Pennsylvania as well as the Youngstown region, so this is a great opportunity for local radicals to meet and discuss opportunities for DSA coalition building in the upper Ohio Valley.

China: where is it headed?

China: where is it headed? Towards socialism or capitalism? was a public internet event hosted by Janet Jenkins Tucker. It was held Monday, August 28 at 9 PM - 10:30 PM.

It was created for Committees of Correspondence for Democracy & Socialism.

China: where is it headed? towards socialism or capitalism? resisting imperialism? Reportback from an activist delegation
What is the political orientation of China's amazing development program? This was one topic debated during the July 2017 people-to-people activist delegation sponsored by the National Immigrant Solidarity Network, affiliated with the Alliance for Global Justice. The group engaged in an unusual range of political discussions with the Chinese: a Maoist discussion group, a successful capitalist entrepreneur and advocates of the official policy of "socialism with Chinese characteristics."
The delegation also visited two rural cooperatives and a self-organized migrant workers village. On July 7, the program included the museum commemorating the war of resistance to Japanese imperialism on the 80th anniversary of the full-scale Japanese invasion. Another visit was to a new museum devoted to learning about the 200,000 Chinese "comfort women" or sex slaves during World War II.
Presentations will be given by delegation members Duncan McFarland, CCDS national coordinating committee and, Lee Siu Hin member of United for Peace and Justice steering committee. Full discussion will follow.
Lee Siu Hin, organizer of the delegation, is the founder of the China-US Activist Solidarity Project, a new program of people-to-people solidarity and exchange between the US and China. He works and travels between the two countries.




Janet Tucker supports LeftRoots.

The Left We Want to Build: Breaking Out of the Margins

In October 2017, Janet Tucker Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism signed the letter The Left We Want to Build: Breaking Out of the Margins.

Left Inside/Outside Project phone conference

On May 23, 2018 the Left Inside/Outside Project hosted a call that brought together representatives of the Communist Party USA, Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, Democratic Socialists of America, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, and LeftRoots. The call focused on approaches to electoral politics of these organizations. It also provided an opportunity to explore potential for political alignment among the part of the left that broadly agrees with the strategy of building power inside and outside of electoral politics, and inside and outside of the Democratic Party.

Although there are significant differences among (and within) these organizations, generally they see electoral politics as a crucial one for the left to engage in. While engaging in electoral politics has its limitations, it presents huge opportunities, which the experiences of these organizations demonstrate, including a path to governing. In the U.S. today, where the fight against the far right must utilize all possible methods, it is also a necessity.

The call was moderated by Rishi Awatramani from LeftRoots. Speakers included Sendolo Diaminah from Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Rossana Cambron from the Communist Party USA, Christian Bowe from DSA, Maria (Maria Poblet?)from LeftRoots and Janet Tucker from the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism.

Inside/Outside Project

From an article on Organizing Upgrade October 5, 2018 on the :Left Inside/Outside Project.

Fighting Trump and Building the Left, from the Left Inside/Outside Project

But it’s also an exciting time to be part of the U.S. left. We have momentum on all the levels we have to work on, and more energy for these efforts than we have seen in decades. We take the inspiration from the examples listed above, and recognize that our main challenge is bringing our work to scales that will be able to shift the balance of forces in the U.S. The Left Inside/Outside Project formed out of a common feeling that U.S. politics after Trump required both serious engagement with electoral politics and a left that could work collaboratively to build on our existing strengths. Twenty months later, we still believe this: our commitment is to work ever more closely together with this vision, to learn from one another, build on our most advanced experiences, and build a more unified and effective socialist movement that is in this fight for the long haul.

Signatories included Janet Tucker , Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism. Co-chair.

Latin America Task Force

Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism Latin America Task Force members August 2018, Courtney Childs (OR), Pat Fry (NY), Jay Jurie| (FL), Harry Targ (IN), Janet Tucker (PA).[10]