Figures: Communist Allied MO State Democratic Rep Stands Against “Paycheck Protection” Legislation
Clem Smith (left), Rita Days and Communist Party leader Tony Pecinovsky, Hershel Walker Peace and Justice Awards Breakfast 2010 (trevorlouden.com)
To paraphrase an old Bible verse: “If God is on our side, who could be on theirs?”
In the case of a piece of legislation called “Paycheck Protection” making it’s way through the Missouri legislator right now, it seems the Communists, and their allies, are on the side trying to stop it.
According to an article on the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) news, People’s World, Missouri State Representative Clem Smith (former Obama delegate 2008), doesn’t support Paycheck Protection because it will make the unions work harder:
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – “This is part of a concerted, orchestrated plan to defund those organizations that support and stand up for workers,” State Representative, Clem Smith (D-85), told the People’s World as debate raged on the House floor against so-called Paycheck Protection’ legislation here on March 31.
‘Paycheck Protection’ “makes organized labor work harder and spend more money on new regulations, instead of representing people,” Smith added. “It is an additional burden, an additional hurdle designed to discourage union membership.”
According to Trevor Loudon, Representative Smith has had a history of collaborating with members of the St. Louis chapter of the CPUSA:
The Missouri Communist Party’s Friends of the People’s World hosted their 18th annual ‘Hershel Walker Peace and Justice Awards Breakfast’ Saturday, May 8, 2010, at the CWA Local 6300 Union Hall, 2258 Grissom Drive , St. Louis.
Newspaper Guild International President Bernie Lunzer was the main speaker for the event.
The honorees were:
- Tony Harris, President American Postal Workers Union (labor)
- Martin Rafanan, Ex. Director Gateway Homeless Services (community)
- State Senator Rita Heard Days, D-14 (public service)
- Clem Smith, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (civil rights)
The awards honor the memory of late Communist Party member Hershel Walker, who died in 1990 at the age of 81.
Other attendees included Communist Party affiliates, Tony Pecinovsky, Jim Wilkerson, Zenobia Thompson, Lew Moye, Glenn Burleigh, Julie Terbrock, and John Bowman, plus St. Louis Democratic Socialists of America member Joan Suarez.
Missouri Communist Party leader Tony Pecinovsky worked on Clem Smith’s successful 2010 campaign – a service he has personally performed for several other Missouri elected officials.
To read more about Rep Smith’s Communist connections go Here.
To read about how Rep Smith was invited to The White House in 2011 to meet the President even after receiving his CPUSA award in 2010 go Here.