“Rudy Lazano and I worked closely together to try and build a relationship between Latino and African American activists and union types. We called ourselves progressives.”
Congressman Danny K Davis, Feb. 26, 2012.
A longtime ally of President Barack Obama, Congressman Danny K. Davis [D-IL] was in Chicago recently accepting the Social Justice Award from People’s World, a Communist-based website.
[Ironically, the staff members of People’s World are members of the Newspaper Guild, CWA, AFL-CIO.]
The editorial mission is partisan to the working class, people of color, women, young people, seniors, LGBT community, to international solidarity; to popularize the ideas of Marxism and Bill of Rights socialism. The websites enjoy a special relationship with the Communist Party USA, founded in 1919, and publish its news and views. [Emphasis added]
The award was given to the Congressman at the Chicago headquarters of the Communist Party USA—a location that the Congressman seemed to be perfectly comfortable at accepting his award as you can see by this video [via BigGovernment]
As noted at BigGovernment, Davis is also a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security.
“Socialism has no place in the hearts of those who would secure the fight for freedom and preserve democracy.” Samuel Gompers, American Federation of Labor, 1918