Tina Shannon

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Tina Shannon


Tina Shannon is a Pennsylvania activist. She is married to Randy Shannon.

Background

Tina Brooks Shannon grew up in Beaver County Pennsylvania and has lived there most of her life. She comes from a family of Beaver County mill workers, river men, and dairy farmers. She attended both Pitt and Antioch Colleges before settling down in New Brighton to operate a family daycare home. She is married to Randy Shannon and has a daughter attending Pitt.

She first became involved in politics at Pitt, through the Campus NOW chapter. She has, at various times, been involved with community improvement projects, worked on peace issues, and served on the New Brighton School Board. She works to support local and national progressive candidates for office. She is presently on the board of Beaver County Peace Links and serves as Chairperson of the PA 4th Congressional District Chapter of Progressive Democrats of America. Tina Shannon is a member of the Service Employees International Union.[1]

Communist Party reformer

In 1991 Tina Shannon, Western Pennsylvania 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.[2]

Committees of Correspondence NCC

In 2009 Tina Shannon, Pennsylvania, was elected to the National Co-ordinating Committee of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and and Socialism from the member's post National Convention ballot[3].

Tina Shannon, Pennsylvania, was elected in 2013 to the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism National Coordinating Committee;[4]

2013 CCDS convention

At the 2013 Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism conference, Tina Shannon, a CCDS leader and chair of the Progressive Democrats of America in the Pittsburgh area, spoke of the importance of the left showing progressives in peace and environmental movements how to work with the labor movement. Through efforts that began in working together with the Obama campaign in 2008, the labor movement and the PDA chapter attend each other’s events – a film series and social evening hosted regularly by PDA and an annual Human Rights banquet of the Labor Council that connects issues of labor, democracy and equality.[5]

2016 CCDS National Coordinating Committee

Tina Shannon , Pennsylvania, was elected in 2016 to the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism National Coordinating Committee;[6]

DSA Convention delegates

Randy Shannon and Tina Shannon were Steel Valley Democratic Socialists of America delegates to the 2017 Democratic Socialists of America National Convention in Chicago.[7]

The Left We Want to Build: Breaking Out of the Margins

In October 2017, Tina Shannon Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism signed the letter The Left We Want to Build: Breaking Out of the Margins.

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