John W. Adams

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John W. Adams

John W. a Tacoma Washington activist.


Studied The New Testament at Union Theological Seminary


John W. Adams was in 2016, a contact for South Sound Democratic Socialists of America Organizing Committee.[1]

Tacoma Tenants Organizing Committee

Zachary Pattin July 26, 2018 ·


Tacoma Tenants Organizing Committee and South Sound Democratic Socialists of America gettin’ wild in Tacoma, WA. — with Lori Jackson, Amanda DeShazo, Suzanne Skaar, Austin Hayes, Melissa Anna, Megan Capes, John W. Adams, Hannah Miner, Joey Hann, Malakay Hopko, Tanya Webking, Monique Patel, Jay Bay Bay, Carl Anderson and Amy Eva.

Tacoma tenant activists

Tacoma Tenants are going to win, y’all. 🌹


[📸: Devin Rydel Kelly] — with Andrea Shapiro, Monique Patel, Jay Bay Bay, Nichole Crockett, John W. Adams, Austin Hayes, Joseph Childers, Alex Scheel and Shannon Seidel.

Women's March


Diane Sandrowski, ‎South Sound Democratic Socialists of America, January 21, 2017; ·

DSAers at the Olympia Women's March! — with John W. Adams, Philip Bradford, Zach Brown, Andrea Shapiro, Peggy Ross and Rosemary Cooke Windsor at Washington State Capitol.

NPC candidate

In August 2017 John W. Adams stood for election to the Democratic Socialists of America National Political Committee, at the National Convention in Chicago.[2]

I grew up in Texas and have lived in New York, California, Nevada and currently in Washington State. I’m married with three beautiful children, and currently work as a registered nursing assistant with persons with developmental disabilities. My whole life, I’ve been active in politics, first trained as a community organizer by the Industrial Areas Foundation where I used those skills organizing in big cities, small towns and suburbs. In the ‘90s I organized with a local group in Texas building towards the Labor Party. My radicalism emerged through my faith. I was raised in a religious household that taught the radical message of the gospel for all aspects of our lives and society. Socialism is the logical application of my faith, that Justice is Love in action.
Since joining DSA in 2015, I helped establish my local in South Sound DSA, Tacoma WA and serve on its Coordinating Committee. I’ve also mentored new DSA groups in Olympia, Kennewick and Young Democratic Socialist chapter at Pacific Lutheran University. In addition to working hard on the Bernie Campaign, our local worked with other organizations on campaigns to raise the minimum wage in Tacoma, stop the construction of a Methanol plant, and support legislation toward realizing police accountability and reform. Last fall I was the volunteer campaign manager for a local legislative campaign here in Washington. This year, with many others, our local has marched for women, for immigrants, and workers, taking the streets for the Womxn’s March, on May Day, in protest of Tacoma’s Northwest Detention Center, and shutting down Sea-Tac International Airport in opposition to Trump’s Muslim Ban..[3]

Democratic Socialists of America Unity

John W. Adams supported the Democratic Socialists of America Unity grouping, established for the 2017 Democratic Socialists of America National Convention in Chicago.[4]

DSA Poor People's Caucus closed FB group

Members of the DSA Poor People's Caucus, closed Facebook page, as of August 20 2017 included John W. Adams.[5]

Public Facebook group

Olympia Democratic Socialists of America public Facebook group, as of April 18, 2017;[6]



PLU Facebook group

Young Democratic Socialists of PLU, as of April 8, 2017;[7]


South Sound Facebook public group

South Sound Democratic Socialists of America, public Facebook group, as of March 15, 2017.[8]


DSA Disability Caucus/Working Group

Members of the DSA Disability Caucus/Working Group, closed Facebook group. as of July 16, 2017 included John W. Adams .[9]

Working Group Chairs, 2019

Tacoma & Pierce County Democratic Socialists of America Working Group Chairs, 2019.