Lt. Gov. Wyman recalled that the day after the "Raise the Minimum Wage" bus tour, "we were able to raise Connecticut's minimum wage so people would not live in poverty."
The new segregation, by class and income, harms students just as the old state-legalized segregation in the Solid South did.
In a speech he delivered to a recent members conference of the CPUSA, Sam Webb, the party's chairman, acknowledged "it is easy to become frustrated with the pace and scale of change in recent years."
One of the things driving their commitment is concern about the growing threat to humanity's future coming from environmental degradation.
Thousands are taking to the streets to kick off a nationwide campaign to stop corporations and the super wealthy from gaming the tax system at the expense of the vast majority.
Communist Party USA National Chairman Sam Webb delivers his keynote to the CPUSA convention and broadcasts, May 31, on C-SPAN.
The Communist Party USA is celebrating its 90th anniversary. During the past nine decades it has been in the vanguard of the movement for progressive social change. Beginning in the 1920s, Communists have played central roles in the labor, civil rights and immigrant rights movements.
It took the Washington Post until almost a year after he left office to do it, but on its front page Jan. 2 the paper, which normally emphasizes happy economic news, printed a report that described the Bush years as the worst decade for the U.S. economy in modern times.