Dee Myles

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Template:TOCnestleft Denise (Dee) Banks-Myles is a Registered Nurse and Chief Steward, Provident Hospital, Chicago.


Studied at Howard University Went to William Penn High School (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Working for Washington

Dee Myles, was one many Communist Party USA members who worked on Harold Washington's Chicago mayoral campaigns. She worked in the 1983 campaign as a precinct worker and in the 1987 campaign as a ward coordinator in the independent political committee in the 7th ward.

Dee Myles described the campaign of 1983 as a real "people’s movement". She remembered "people riding on the bus to work in South Chicago wearing their blue Washington for Chicago buttons. After his election, a city ban on public musicians was lifted, and there just seemed to be more music in the city", Myles said. “It was really a period of engagement that was quite astonishing[1].”

Black Radical Congress

In March 1998 “Endorsers of the Call” to found a Black Radical Congress included Dee Myles, Chicago.[2]

Endorsed Communist Party Call

On March 30 2002 the Communist Party USA paper People’s Weekly World called for a national holiday in honor of late Farm Workers Union leader Cesar Chavez. The article was followed by a long list of endorsers including Dee Myles, Almost all endorsers were confirmed members of the Communist Party USA.[3]

Communist Party USA

As at Feb. 22, 2002 Dee Myles was a National Board Member of the Communist Party USA.[4]

In the Feb. 28-March 5, 2004 edition of the PWW, P. 16, Myles was a speaker at a NYS Communist Party & Political Affairs magazine forum at their Unity Center, 235 W. 23 St, NYC, as a "longtime activist and educator, Chair of the CPUSA Education Commission".

In September 2006 the Peoples Weekly World listed several members of the Illinois Communist Party USA.[5]

Joan Elbert, Barbara Russum, Bea Lumpkin, William Appelhans, Bill Mackovich, Carolyn Black, Carroll Krois, Dee Myles, Doug Freedman, Frank Lumpkin, John Bachtell, Kevin Collins, Lance Cohn, Mark Almberg, Marguerite Horberg, Martha Pedroza, Mike Giocondo, Pepe Lozano, Roberta Wood, Scott Marshall, Shelby Richardson, Sijisfredo Aviles, Sue Webb, Terrie Albano.

In 2009 Dee Myles was a contributing editor and a member of the of the Editorial Collective of Political Affairs, theoretical journal of the Communist Party USA.[6]

"The Life & Legacy of Nelson Mandela"

Tuesday, December 17 2013, the Communist Party USA held a special People's World teleconference presentation on the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela. People's World co-editor Joe Sims and Communist Party International Secretary Emile Schepers with host Dee Myles discussed "this historic and global figure in the fight for freedom". [7]

Ecuador communist conference

Dee Myles and Rossana Cambron represented the Communist Party USA at the 16th Meeting of Communist and Workers Parties, Nov. 13-16, 2014 in Ecuador.[8]

African American Equality Commission

In July 2015, Members of African American Equality Commission Communist Party USA FaceBook group included Dee Miles.

Closed working group for the African American Equality Commission of the CP USA. This is a space for members of the commission to brainstorm, communicate, and work through ideas between official meetings.[9].

Political Affairs

In 2015 Dee Myles served on the editorial board of the Communist Party USA's Political Affairs. [10]

What's race got to do with it?

"What's race got to do with it? Class, ethnicity and conflict in an evolving U.S. nation"

Sunday 15 February 2015, 20:00, Organized by : Communist Party USA

Join us for a Sunday evening discussion of Lenin's analysis of nations and national oppression and their applicability to 21st century America. Joe Sims will facilitate.

Those indicating they would attend on Wherevent include Dee Myles, Casey Doyle, Michelle Kern, Keri Rautenkranz Barbara Russum, Christian L. Wade, Athena Matyear, Emily Nashoba Dykes, Abby Liz, Betty Smith, Kelly Sinclair, Kathleen Casey, Chris Reynolds, Charles Brown, Josh Leclair, Roberto J. Mercado, Emile Schepers, Christopher D. Sims, Abdol H. Banaei, Zachary Clereigh, David Bender, Earchiel Johnson, Dan Power, Ahmad Budi, Adam R. Raven, Kyle Ritzinger, John Milam, Estevan Nembhard, Adrian Felty Ken Heard, Jordan Stepleton, Badreldin Elfaisal, Daniel Sankey, Hasan İncedere, Armando Ramirez, Chris Elliott, Larry Burks II . [11]

New member phone bank


New member phone bank Public · Hosted by Communist Party USA.

Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 11 AM - 4 PM EDT

Your living room

We're organizing a phonebank to our new members on Saturday and we need your help. The callfire service allow you to make the calls from home, using your smartphone, laptop or deskstop. You'll get a real charge from talking to them! Aint' nuthin like it!! Please click "going" if you can make calls! Thanks!

Those saying they went, on Facebook included Dee Miles.

19th International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties

Scott Hiley and Dee Miles on behalf of the Communist Party USA, addressed the 19th International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties, which took place Nov. 2-3 2017 in St. Petersburg, Russia. The meeting was held in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution of 1917.[12]

National Party Building Conference

National Party Building Conference Hosted by Communist Party USA and People's World.

Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 12 PM – 6 PM EST

Join Communist Party activists and members in a national conference. You can register here

The conference will take place November 11th to 12th to plan our work in the fight against the Trump Administration and its white supremacist ruling class backers. Find information here about how to participate.

The conference will be streamed from Chicago to regional meetings in New Haven, Los Angeles, and Orlando. Whether you’re on the East Coast, West Coast, in the MIdwest or the South, you’ll be able to participate.[13]

According to the Facebook page for the event, those who attended included Dee Myles.