COLUMBUS, Ohio - Columbus Ohio once again hosted the
nation's largest and oldest volunteer-run music and
community festival, known locally as ComFest, during the
last weekend in June. This year the Ohio District of the
CPUSA sponsored a table on behalf of the district's youth
organizers which was staffed by young and old communists
from across the state. During the three-day fest they spoke
to hundreds of people, sold progressive literature and
union-made apparel, and signed up dozens of people for the
area's mailing list.
NEW YORK - As Communist Party chair Sam Webb noted in his
opening speech for the 2nd annual CPUSA National Conference
April 21, many of the delegates present were youth. With
them came a modern medium for the journalistic and political
environment: social media. That tool was one of the
highlights of this important two-day event.