Judy MacLean

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Judy MacLean

Visiting China

MacLean visited China in 1974. She focuses on the enormous changes in the lives of Chinese women in the past 27 years, and the implications for feminists in the U.S.[1]

NAM member

In 1974 Judy MacLean was a member of the Pittsburgh New American Movement.[2]

In 1974, the Editorial Committee for the New American Movement Discussion Bulletin consisted of: Susan Grady, Austin NAM; Judy MacLean, Pittsburgh NAM; Roberta Lynch, Pittsburgh NAM.[3]

In January 1975, New American Movement Discussion Bulletin issue number 12, carried an article, A Report on Some Developments within the National Organization of Women, Judy MacLean (Pittsburgh NAM).

New American Movement leadership

New American Movement National Interim Committee members in 1975 included;

Frank Ackerman, Cambridge, Mass.; Sally Avery, Durham; N.C.; Edward Bolden, Iowa City; Harry Boyte, Chapel Hill, N.C.; Sandra Kricker and Jim Weinstein, San Franciseo: Roberta Lynch and Judy MacLean,Pittsburgh: Torrie Osborne, Mlddlebury, Vt.; Jeff Johnson, Fred Ojile and Shirley Wyatt, Minneapolis: Julia Reichert, Yellow Springs Ohio, Peggy Somers, Berkeley; Melissa Upton, Philadelphia.: and Loren Weinberg, Washington, D.C..[4]

Attendees at the Expanded National Interim Committee of the New American Movement January 2-4, 1976 in Pittsburgh, PA included;

Roberta Lynch, Anne Farrar, Judy MacLean, Alan Charney, Steve Carlip, Holly Graff, Richard Healey, Mark Mericle, Carollee Sandberg, John Ehrenreich, Bill Leumer, Elayne Rapping

RIC respresentatives -Ellen Sugg (Port City Chapter, Industrial Heartland Region), Mel Tanzman (Brooklyn Chapter, Northeast Region), Joni Rabinowitz (Pittsburgh Chapter, Industrial Heartland Region), Noel Ignatin (Sojourner Truth Chapter, Midwest Region), Rick Kunnes (Ann Arbor Chapter Industrial Heartland Region), Dorothy Healey ( L.A. #4, Southwest Region), John Judis (East Bay Chapter, Northwest Region), Lee Holstein (Haymarket Chapter, Midwest Region), Laura Burns (Radcliffe/Harvard Chapter, Northeast Region), Dan Marschall (East Bay Chapter, Northwest Region), Glenn Scott (Austin Chapter, Southern Region), Alice Allgaier (St. Louis Chapter, Midwest Region), Dave McBride (Austin, Southern Region), Mark Cohen (Southern Region, Hal Adams ( Iowa City, Midwest Region);

Staff - Dave Ranney[5]

New American Movement "friend"

In 1981 the Lucy Parsons Chapter of the New American Movement and friends honored Milt Cohen and Vicky Starr for their many years of activity in the causes for people's progress and democracy. The members of NAM listed were: Alba Alexander, Bill Barclay, Dan Gilman, Roger Gilman, Debby Holdstein, Rob Persons, Miriam Rabban, Ralph Scott, Julie Skurski, Peg Stroebel, Monty Tarbox and Ed Kucinsky. The friends of NAM listed were: Florence Green and Ben Green, Bob Reed of Seattle, Judy MacLean of San Francisco, Max Gordon of NYC, Quentin Young and Ruth Young of Chicago, Clarence Lipschutz and Peggy Lipschutz of Evanston, Miriam Bazell, Florence Gibbon of Chicago, Bronwen Zwirner of New Bedford, Leonard Lamb and Constance Lamb of Astoria, Helene Susman and Bill Susman of Great Neck, Corinne Golden of Chicago, Robert Havighurst and Edythe Havighurst of Chicago, Sara Heslep, Sandy Barty, Clara Diamont, Pete Seeger, Steve Nelson, Hannah Frisch, Sue Cohen, Gil Green of NYC, Joan Powers, Clarence Stoecker and Rebecca Hobbs of Chicago, James Bond of Oakland, Pat McGauley, Gabby Rosenstein of Santa Monica, Karl Cannon and Fay Cannon of Camarillo, Loriel Busenbard and Steven Starr, Daniel Starr, Beth Starr and Bob Starr (children of Vicky Starr) were listed as friends of the Lucy Parsons Chapter of the New American Movement.[6]

New American Movement Speakers Bureau

In the 1980s Judy MacLean was a speaker on the Socialism Around the World section of the NAM Speakers Bureau on the subject of Women in China.[7]

DSA Feminist Commission

In 1985[8] and 1986,[9] Judy MacLean of California was listed as a member of the Feminist Commission of the Democratic Socialists of America.

DSA pamphlet

In 1991, Democratic Socialists of America was promoting a leaflet "Perspectives on Lesbian and Gay Liberation and Socialism", edited by Itala Rutter and published by the Gay and Lesbian Task Force of DSA's Feminist Commission. Contributors included Leo Casey, Martha Fourt, Hannah Frisch, Barry Friedman and Tom Stabnicki, Christine Riddiough, and Judy MacLean.[10] }


MacLean has written articles for Edcentric and Socialist Revolution as well as being a frequent contributor to the NAM newspaper.[11]


  1. New American Movement Speakers Bureau booklet, 1980s
  2. NAM Discussion Bulletin, no. 6, March /April 1974, page 3
  3. New American Movement Discussion Bulletin No. 8, July - September, 1974, page i
  5. Minutes of the Meeting of the Expanded National Interim Committee, January 2-4, 1976 Pittsburgh, PA
  6. 10th Anniversary Booklet for the New American Movement, 1981
  7. New American Movement Speakers Bureau booklet, 1980s
  8. DSA Feminist Commission Directory, 1985
  9. 1986 DSA Feminist Commission Directory
  10. Democratic Left, March/April 1991, page 18
  11. New American Movement Speakers Bureau booklet, 1980s