Raoul Teilhet

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Raoul Teilhet

Democratic Agenda/Socialist Caucus

For groups and organizations seeking radical social change within the Democratic Party, the National Convention of 1980 had at least one historic first - formation of a Socialist Caucus of delegates. Organized by the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee and by the Democratic Agenda which was DSOC's cadre and supporters within the Democratic Party and was based in DSOC' s New York office and at 1730 M Street, NW, Washington, DC. Some 31 delegates and alternates from twelve states and Democrats Abroad attended the Socialist Caucus.

As a preliminary to the convention's Socialist Caucus meeting, , indeed as a "building event" and as a continued show of support for Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA), the Democratic Agenda sponsored a convention rally at New York's Town Hall. The speakers included Herman Badillo, Julian Bond, Fran Bennick, Harry Britt, Cesar Chavez, Rep. John Conyers (D-MI}, Douglas Fraser, Murray Finley, Michael Harrington, Terry Herndon, Ruth Jordan, Ruth Messinger, Eleanor Smeal, Gloria Steinem and William Winpisinger.

DSOC works within the Democratic Party, said Harrington, because of the party's relationships with organized workers, blacks, feminists, environmentalists and other "progressive groups."

The Socialist Caucus circulated a list of convention delegates who were caucus members, including;[1]

Los Angeles DSA

In the early 1980's Raoul Teilhet was a leading member of Los Angeles Democratic Socialists of America[2].

In 1982 Raoul Teihet was on the Advisory Committee (president California Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO) of Los Angeles Democratic Socialists of America[3].

In 1985, Raoul Teilhet President, California Federation of Teachers AFT/AFL-CIO, served on the Advisory Committee of Los Angeles Democratic Socialists of America.[4]


  1. Information Digest, Septemer 19, 1980, p 333
  2. LA DSA membership list, undated Steve Tarzynski papers
  3. LA DSA members letter July 10 1982
  4. LA, DSA, letterhead January 28th, 1985