Posted by The P/Oed Patriot
It would appear that the city of New Haven, Connecticut wasn’t happy with just being the venue for Communist award ceremonies. They even named a day in honor of a Marxist as well.
NEW HAVEN, Conn – When Mayor Toni N. Harp declared Feb. 23, 2014 as “Craig Gauthier day in the City of New Haven,” the overflow crowd at the Peoples Center burst into cheers.
…After leading a youth march to end violence and for jobs with Gauthier, the Mayor read her proclamation to this “courageous union and community leader in our State,” noting his journey from Louisiana to New Haven, leading his union and in “the Communist Party USA, where he has campaigned for peace, to end police brutality, meet the needs of youth, to create living wag jobs in the community and for union rights.”
Culminating two and a half years of youth organizing, the New Elm City Dream and the Young Communist League led the march with police escort. Over one hundred youth and elected officials, union and community leaders marched…”
Gauthier became president of IAM Victory Lodge 609, and IAM District 170. He served on the executive board of the New Haven Labor Council and many community organizations. As a member first of the Black Panther Party and then of the Communist Party USA…
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