By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

Several members of the approximately eighty strong, far left Congressional Progressive Caucus have documentable ties to the Communist Party USA, or its front organizations.

These include, but are certainly not limited to: Caucus Vice Chair Dennis Kucinich, Caucus Founder and Senate member Bernie Sanders and House members Corrine Brown, John Conyers, Danny Davis, Rosa DeLauro, Barney Frank, Jesse Jackson, Jr., Barbara Lee, Charles Rangel, Bobby Rush and Maxine Waters.

Here’s another for the list – none other than Progressive Caucus Co-Chair and California 6th District Rep. Lynn Woolsey.

Below is a scan from the Communist Party’s newspaper People’s Weekly World from September 11, 1999, advertising a People’s Weekly World Gala Banquet. Woolsey is listed as a Co-Sponsor of the event:

Here’s a close-up:

Of those listed above Woolsey, identified Communist Party members or supporters include Cassandra Lopez, Juan Lopez (identified on the advertisement as “Chair, N. Calif. District CPUSA”), Bob Martin, Coleman D. Persily, Michael Parenti, Avelino Ramos, Nell Ranta, Gail Ryall, Anthony Toney and Doris Brin Walker.

Also listed on the left portion of the advertisement were long time communist front supporter Rep. Barbara Lee and more well known communists, including Arnold Becchetti, Marilyn Bechtel, Delmer Berg, Libero Della Piana and Herb Kaye (aka) Herb Kransdorf.

Lynn Woolsey is an influential Democrat. She serves on several Congressional Committees, including:

  • Committee on Education and Labor
  • Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Subcommittee on Workforce Protections (Chairwoman)
  • Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health
  • Committee on Science and Technology
  • Subcommittee on Energy and Environment

At one time, Lynn Woolsey would have immediately been flagged as a security risk for openly supporting a Communist Party fund raiser.

Today, the Communist Party supports Cuba and China and strongly opposes the U.S. war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Why then, would a loyal U.S. congresswoman be prepared to co-sponsor a Communist Party event?