Proposed Resolution: Organizing a Mass-Style Communist Party Base


Submitted by  Connecticut State Committee, CPUSA


these critical times demand a large, vibrant Communist Party at every level that strengthens the broad front against the extreme right-wing, organizes for workers’ needs and expands workers’ vision. Many new possibilities are present to create and sustain such a mass-style Communist Party base; and


there is a dialectical inter-relationship between wide outreach via social media for education and information sharing, and consolidating that outreach with consistent, day-to-day organizing at the local level, therefore requiring integration of all methods; and


the possibilities for organizing Communist Party clubs based in specific communities, election districts, geographic areas, are expanded by new technology and social media, giving grassroots in-person local club building  in new and existing areas added importance for building a lasting movement; and


new members who joined on-line in scattered locations where no Communist Party organization has existed for some time are searching for how to participate in their communities in a collective way, while respect and collaboration is growing among allies in areas where the Communist Party is present; and


these conditions open new possibilities to build mass-style grass roots Communist Party clubs that can become a home to fast food, low-wage, unemployed and young workers, make a difference in their own locality and create a multi-racial electoral base to defeat the extreme right-wing and develop a higher level of struggle for workers rights and needs; and


the People’s World / Mundo Popular is central to organizing a mass-style grassroots Communist Party on-line with information and education sharing and relating with labor and people’s organizations nationally; and off-line with printouts as a tool for relationship building door-to-door, public presence and open discussion about joining our Party and building a local base for workers’ needs and vision;


that the 30th National Convention of the Communist Party USA prioritizes the utilization of all tools and methods to root our organization among low-wage and middle income workers in multi-racial urban and rural communities; and


that priority be placed on continual exchange of varied experiences and lessons integrating on-line and off-line organizing and use of People’s World / Mundo Popular with the goal of enhancing the development of grassroots, in-person local club building based in neighborhoods, geographical areas and workplaces in existing and new areas of the country.

The views and opinions expressed in the Convention Discussion are those of the author alone. The Communist Party is publishing these views as a service to encourage discussion and debate. Those views do not necessarily reflect the views of the Communist Party, its leading bodies or staff members. The CPUSA Constitution, Program, and all its existing policies remain in effect during the Convention discussion period and during the Convention.

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30th National Convention, Communist Party USA
Chicago | June 13-15, 2014


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