Judy Atkins

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Judy Atkins ...is the wife of David Cohen.

Communist Party dissidents

On November 15-16 1991, 30 dissident members of the National Committee of the Communist Party USA convened a meeting to "sign a statement of events" - most or all signatories were soon to break with the party and were later to form Committees of Correspondence.

The signatories included Judy Atkins, Massachusetts[1];

Communist Party reformer

In 1991 Judy Atkins Massachusetts, was one of several hundred Communist Party USA members to sign the a paper "An initiative to Unite and Renew the Party" - most signatories left the Party after the December 1991 conference to found Committees of Correspondence.[2]

CoC National Conference endorser

In 1992 Judy Atkins, president United Electrical Workers, local 274, Springfield Massachusetts. endorsed the Committees of Correspondence national conference Conference on Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the 90s held at Berkeley California July 17-19.[3]

DSA meeting

On Thursday, January 25, 2001 a forum on the lessons to be drawn from the recent elections followed an "important Boston DSA members meeting", at the Workmen’s Circle 1762 Beacon St., Brookline Speakers were to include;[4]

Center for Labor Renewal

In 2009 Judy Atkins was listed as an endorser of the Center for Labor Renewal[5].

Support for Bernie Sanders

Donna Blythe-Shaw pledged support for Bernie Sanders through Labor for Bernie, a "nationwide network of labor activists, backing Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign."


  1. List of those NC members who signed statement of events at meeting of 11/15-16/91
  2. Addendum to Initiative document
  3. CCDS Background
  4. Yankee radical, January 2001
  5. http://www.centerforlaborrenewal.org/?P=EN