- 1 Institute for Policy Studies connections
- 2 Democratic Agenda
- 3 DSOC 1981 Convention
- 4 Democratic Socialists of America founding conference
- 5 DSA Labor Commission
- 6 DSA Tribute to Ruth Messinger
- 7 DSA vice chair
- 8 DSA Feminist Commission
- 9 Maine Women's Fund
- 10 Democratic Socialists of America Unity
- 11 Maine Democratic Socialists of America Public Facebook Group
- 12 Early comrades
- 13 DSA comrades
- 14 DSA North Star
- 15 References
Marjorie Phyfe is a veteran socialist activist.
Institute for Policy Studies connections
Marjorie Phyfe, International Association of Machinists, was listed among those participating in the Institute for Policy Studies affiliated Conference on Alternative State and Local Policies (CASLP) Bryn Mawr August 3-5 1979.
More than 1,200 people attended the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee initiated Democratic Agenda Conference held November 16-18, 1979, at the International Inn and Metropolitan AM Church in Washington 1 DC. The conference focused on "corporate power'; as the key barrier to "economic and political democracy," concepts many Democratic Agenda participants defined as "socialism.'
The Democratic Agenda meetings attempted to develop anti-corporate alternatives" through influencing the direction of the Democratic Party during the period leading to the July 1980 Democratic National Convention in New York.
DSOC 1981 Convention
At the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee 1981 conference, gay activist Harry Britt was elected Vice Chair, as were Trudy Robideau, Marjorie Phyfe and Rosemary Ruether. Others elected included Mike Rivas, Chair of DSOC's Hispanic Commission and William Winpisinger, head of the Machinists Union.,
Democratic Socialists of America founding conference
Marjorie Phyfe, associate political director IAM, spoke at the day one "Democratic Agenda:Fighting back Inside the Democratic Party" session of the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee/New American Movement Unity Conference in Detroit March 21/22 1982, that resulted in the formation of Democratic Socialists of America.
DSA Labor Commission
DSA Tribute to Ruth Messinger
DSA vice chair
In 1984 Democratic Socialists of America vice chairs were Harry Britt, Ron Dellums, Dorothy Healey, Irving Howe, Frances Moore Lappe, Manning Marable, Hilda Mason, Marjorie Phyfe, Christine Riddiough, Rosemary Ruether, Edwin Vargas Jr, William Winpisinger.
DSA Feminist Commission
In 1985, Ex Officio members: Barbara Ehrenreich, Dorothy Healey, Frances Moore Lappe, Hilda Mason, Marjorie Phyfe, Christine Riddiough, Rosemary Ruether, Maxine Phillips and Esmeralda Castillo were listed on the National Officers and Staff of the Feminist Commission of the Democratic Socialists of America.
In 1986 she was listed as a member of the Commission.
Maine Women's Fund
The Maine Women's Fund, was founded circa 1990. Founding board members included Margot Milliken, Destry Oldham-Sibley, Mary Hillas, Jean Evans, Ellen Wells, Nancy Herter, Phoebe M. Whipple, Deborah Johnston, Jacquelin Libby, Carol Ward, Minnette Cummings, Nancy Anderson, Geraldine Dorsey, Tracy Booth, Beth Edmonds, Lucinda Lang, Gloria Milliken, Marjorie Phyfe, Anne Zill.
Democratic Socialists of America Unity
Maine Democratic Socialists of America Public Facebook Group
Harlan Baker November 22, 2016:
Our Democratic Socialists of America organizing meeting at Portland City Hall. There were 100 people in attendance. — with Burt Wartell, Marjorie Phyfe, Sarah Rawlings, Jeremy Mele, Tim Goodwin, Nate LeClair, Chris Cavanaugh, Cynthia Adair Grier Handlen, Chris Hafford, Barney McClelland, Diane Russell, Seth Berner and Bob Murray.
Harlan Baker January 15, 2018
DSA North Star
In 2018 Marjorie Phyfe was an original signatory of the DSA North Star founding principles statement.
- Information Digest August 24 1979
- Information Digest, December 14, 1979, page 370/371
- NAM Discussion Bulletin no 35, Spring 1981 page 38
- Conference program brochure
- DSA Keylist newsletter, July 1982
- DSA membership letter Oct 24 1984
- DSA Feminist Commission Directory, 1985
- 1986 DSA Feminist Commission Directory
- Maine Women's Fund, Monthly Newsletter, December 2014