Michael Rabinowitz

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Michael Rabinowitz

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The Activist

In 2001, the Editorial Board, of The Activist - journal of the Young Democratic Socialists, consisted of[1];

Cover illustrations were by Oscar Owens. Layout by Tracie McMillan.

YDS New York

In 2006 With the Columbia University Working Families Party chapter, New York City YDS organized a teach-in on how the left should organize in the wake of the Republican Party losing majorities. YDS alumni Michael Rabinowitz (New York State Political Coordinator for UNITE-HERE), Jessica Shearer (Political Affairs Director for the Center for Community, Labor, and Policy Studies) and Peter Frase (former YDS Co-Chair) articulated the DSA vision of building coalitions that can hold elected officials accountable, regardless of their party label, and force them to legislate social and economic gains for workingclass people across the lines of gender, race, and sexual orientation. New York City YDS members also volunteered their time working to defeat the conservative candidates; many worked with the WFP, which is primarily made up of labor unions and community groups.. [2]



  1. Democratic Left Summer 2001, page 1
  2. Left, Spring 2007