Margaret Baldridge

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Margaret Baldridge

Margaret Baldridge is a former executive secretary of the Maryland Communist Party USA. She has been active in the party since the early "70s and was a founder of the Baltimore Committee to Free Angela Davis and another party front the National Alliance Against Racial and Political Repression.

General secretary

In 1991 Margaret Baldridge, was general secretary of the local Baltimore Communist Party USA.[1]

Supported Communist Party call

In May 1992 the Communist Party USA newspaper Peoples Weekly World published a May Day supplement which included a call to "support our continuing struggle for justice and dignity"

Endorsers of the call included Margaret Baldridge, Baltimore, MD.[2]

Endorsing Communist Party call

The Communist Party USA paper People's Weekly World issued a statement to mark Labor Day 1995, entitled "We honor the dead and fight like hell for the living."

Of the more than 100 endorsers listed, almost all were identified members of the Communist Party USA.

Margaret Baldridge of Baltimore, Maryland was on the list.[3]

Anti Bush statement

In May 1995 the Communist Party USA newspaper Peoples Weekly World published a May Day supplement. Included was an anti Bush/Quayle statement signed by several Maryland supporters of the party, including Margaret Baldridge and Jim Baldridge[4].

Endorsed Communist Party Call

On March 30 2002 the Communist Party USA paper People’s Weekly World called for a national holiday in honor of late Farm Workers Union leader Cesar Chavez. The article was followed by a long list of endorsers[5]including Margaret Baldridge, Almost all endorsers were confirmed members of the Communist Party USA.

Backing Barack in Baltimore

In early 2008 Tim Wheeler, his wife Joyce Wheeler and another Communist Party USA couple Jim Baldridge and Margaret Baldridge were all active members of Obama's Baltimore operation-organizing canvassing, phone banking and general campaign work. [6].

Canvassing for Donna Edwards


In March 2016 Jim Baldridge and Margaret Baldridge were organizing canvassers for Donna Edwards for Senate.

National Party Building Conference

National Party Building Conference Hosted by Communist Party USA and People's World.

Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 12 PM – 6 PM EST

Join Communist Party activists and members in a national conference. You can register here

The conference will take place November 11th to 12th to plan our work in the fight against the Trump Administration and its white supremacist ruling class backers. Find information here about how to participate.

The conference will be streamed from Chicago to regional meetings in New Haven, Los Angeles, and Orlando. Whether you’re on the East Coast, West Coast, in the MIdwest or the South, you’ll be able to participate.[7]

Those invited on Facebook included Margaret Baldridge.


  1. [Baltimore Sun. Gorbachev threatens to resign Local Communists facing a 'new era' August 27, 1991|By Norris P. West | Norris P. West,Evening Sun Staff]
  2. PWW, May Day Supplement May 2, 1992
  3. People's Weekly World Sep 2 1995 p 14
  4. PWW May Day supplement May 2, 1992