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Maudelle Shirek is listed as a sponsor<ref>http://www.marxistlibr.org/sponsors.html</ref> of the [[Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library]] in Oakland California.
 
Maudelle Shirek is listed as a sponsor<ref>http://www.marxistlibr.org/sponsors.html</ref> of the [[Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library]] in Oakland California.
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==Recruiting Ron Dellums==
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[[Ron Dellums]] gave up a scholarship to work on a Ph.D at Brandeis University and agreed to run for Berkeley City Council.
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He went on to serve 28 years in Congress in a career marked by a steadfast pacifism, leadership in the [[Congressional Black Caucus]] and tenure as the first African American to chair the powerful House Armed Services Committee.
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Partly at Shirek's suggestion, he had been corralled into a meeting of black leaders in Berkeley seeking a candidate for the council.
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He didn't want to run and his name was about to be erased from the list of possibilities on the blackboard after he told the group, ''"I feel very strongly about things. I don't think politics is ready for me, and I'm not ready for politics."'' At that moment a woman with "''a beautiful gray Afro''" who hadn't said much all evening asked Dellums: "''Would you run on your own terms?"''
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''"That moment changed my life,''" said Dellums,"''That woman was testing my integrity.'' "
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Dellums couldn't say no and gave a noncommittal answer about political idealism. Shirek told the group to keep his name on the chalk board and that he had her vote. Dellums won the endorsement and the seat<ref>http://www.mindfully.org/Reform/Maudelle-Shirek-Idealist-Berkeley.htm</ref>.
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==Berkeley City Council==
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In 2000 Shirek was elected to her eigth term on the Berkeley City Council.
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==CoC National Conference endorser==
 
==CoC National Conference endorser==
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[[Category:Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library]]
 
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[[Catyegory:Committees of Correspondence]]

Revision as of 07:21, 26 December 2009

Maudelle Shirek...

Maudelle Shirek is listed as a sponsor[1] of the Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library in Oakland California.

Recruiting Ron Dellums

Ron Dellums gave up a scholarship to work on a Ph.D at Brandeis University and agreed to run for Berkeley City Council.

He went on to serve 28 years in Congress in a career marked by a steadfast pacifism, leadership in the Congressional Black Caucus and tenure as the first African American to chair the powerful House Armed Services Committee.

Partly at Shirek's suggestion, he had been corralled into a meeting of black leaders in Berkeley seeking a candidate for the council.

He didn't want to run and his name was about to be erased from the list of possibilities on the blackboard after he told the group, "I feel very strongly about things. I don't think politics is ready for me, and I'm not ready for politics." At that moment a woman with "a beautiful gray Afro" who hadn't said much all evening asked Dellums: "Would you run on your own terms?"

"That moment changed my life," said Dellums,"That woman was testing my integrity. "

Dellums couldn't say no and gave a noncommittal answer about political idealism. Shirek told the group to keep his name on the chalk board and that he had her vote. Dellums won the endorsement and the seat[2].

Berkeley City Council

In 2000 Shirek was elected to her eigth term on the Berkeley City Council.



CoC National Conference endorser

In 1992 Maudelle Shirek, Berkeley City Council endorsed[3]the Committees of Correspondence national conference Conference on Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the 90s held at Berkeley California July 17-19.

References

  1. http://www.marxistlibr.org/sponsors.html
  2. http://www.mindfully.org/Reform/Maudelle-Shirek-Idealist-Berkeley.htm
  3. http://www.usasurvival.org/docs/CCDSbckgrnd.pdf
Catyegory:Committees of Correspondence