Laura Berg

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Laura Berg...was in Missoula New American Movement in the 70s, joined Portland NAM,and later Democratic Socialists of America, when she moved there in 1980. She worked for many years at Portland's Columbia Inter-tribal Fish Commission.

National Committee Against Repressive Legislation

Circa 1965, Laura Berg was listed as the Coordinator of Montanans Opposed to Repressive Legislation, an affiliate with the National Committee Against Repressive Legislation.[1]

New American Movement connection

In 1979 the New American Movement published a booklet entitled "Socialist working papers on energy".

Contributors included Laura Berg who wrote "Goals of Women's Movement and Energy Movement Need Not Diverge".[2]

New American Movement

In 1980 Laura Berg, Portland, was a delegate to the December 12-14 Chicago, National Council meeting of the New American Movement[3].

In 1981, Esther Herst, National Director; Frank Wilkinson, Executive Director Emeritus and Laura Berg, Portland Area NCARL Representative & Member, NAM's National Interim Committee of the National Committee Against Repressive Legislation saluted NAM "for its commitment to democracy" on the occasion of its 10th anniversary.[4]

In 1981 the NAM national interim committee consisted of;

Bill Barclay (PC), Laura Berg (Portland NAM), Holly Graff (PC), John Haer (Pittsburgh NAM), Rick Kunnes (PC), Halli Lehrer (Chicago Northside NAM), Christine Riddiough (Blazing Star NAM), Glenn Scott (Austin NAM), and Steve Tarzynski (Los Angelos NAM), Robert Shaffer (New York NAM).[5]

New American Movement 10th convention

In 1981 Laura Berg, Acting Chair, Commission on Law and Democratic Rights and Rachel DeGolia, Director, Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights led a workshop entitled The New McCarthyism: Who Are Its Targets? at the 10th Convention of the New American Movement. The convention was held in a union headquarters in Chicago and ran from July 29 - August 2, 1981.

Berg led a workshop entitled Commission on Law and Democratic Rights.

Berg also led a plenary on Constitutional Amendments.[6]

DSA Land and Democratic Rights Commission

In 1982 the Democratic Socialists of America Land and Democratic Rights Commission, was co-chaired by:[7]

Portland DSA

In 1983 Laura Berg was a member of Portland Democratic Socialists of America.[8]


  1. NCARL letter, circa October 1965
  2. Socialist working papers on energy, NAM revised edition 1979, contents page
  3. NAM National Council meeting notice Dec 12 1980
  4. 10th Anniversary Booklet for the New American Movement, 1981
  5. NAM Discussion Bulletin No 5, Spring 81, page 1o
  6. NAM 10th Convention Agenda, July 29, 1981
  7. DSA Keylist newsletter, July 1982
  8. [DSA membership list, 11 4 83]