Ruth Schaffner

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Illinois Communist Party

In 1976 Ruth Schaffner and Nathan Schaffner were nominated as candidates for the Illinois Communist Party USA as electors for the Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates of the Communist Party USA, Gus Hall and Jarvis Tyner.[1]

Committees of Correspondence Connection

In 1994 Ruth Schaffner, Skokie was listed on a "Membership, Subscription and Mailing List" for the Chicago Committees of Correspondence, an offshoot of the Communist Party USA.[2]

Communist Party reformer

In 1991 Ruth Schaffner Illinois, was one of several hundred Communist Party USA members to sign the a paper "An initiative to Unite and Renew the Party" - most signatories left the Party after the December 1991 conference to found Committees of Correspondence.[3]

CoC National Conference endorser

In 1992 Ruth Schaffner and Nate Schaffner, Jewish Cultural Clubs, Chicago, endorsed the Committees of Correspondence national conference Conference on Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the 90s held at Berkeley California July 17-19.[4]


  1. 1976 Communist Party Electoral Petition.
  2. Chicago CoC "Membership, Subscription and Mailing List" 10.14.94
  3. Addendum to Initiative document
  4. CCDS Background