BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Larry Dunne, National Coordinator
Jessica Coco, Secretary-Treasurer
Michael Coutts, Membership/Asst. Treasurer
Eddie Yost, Communications Director
Rodolfo Plancarte, Outreach Coordinator
Bill Connolly, People's School for ML Studies
Angelo D'Angelo, PhD., US Friends of the Soviet People
Joseph Hancock, Labor United for Class Struggle
PRINCIPLES AND OBJECTIVES
HISTORY / ABOUT US:
The Movement for People's Democracy was formed in 2016 in response to the growing threat to world peace, and the unrelenting attacks on our civil liberties, accompanied by a rise in racist attitudes, xenophobia, discrimination against women,a rise in rape and other forms of sexual abuse, and homophobia. These threats to our democratic way of life are best manifested in the recent escalation of NATO activities around the world.
The MPD is an anti-imperialist, democratic, independent, internationalist movement of mass action. It is an integral part of the pro-democracy forces in the USA, and acts in cooperation with other national and internationall movements. Member organizations affiliated with MPD include Labor United in Class Struggle / Labor Today, U.S. Friends of the Soviet People, the California Peace Council, League of Young Communists USA, Party of Communists USA, People's School for Marxist-Leninist Studies, and others.
We stand for peace, disarmament and global security; for national independence, economic and social justice and development, for protection of the environment, human rights and cultural heritage; solidarity with and support of those peoples and liberation movements fighting for the independence, sovereignty and integrity of their nations, and against imperialism. And we stand in strong defense of the U.S. Constitution and the right of the American people to protest and petition the Government for the redress of grievances.
The MPD initiates and cooperates in actions to eliminate nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, and to reduce conventional arms. It also acts in particular for the dissolution of military blocks and pacts; the dismantling of all military bases and the withdrawal of foreign troops; for social and economic development, the establishment of a new international economic order, a just solution of the problem of foreign debt; for the recognition of every nation’s freedom of choice; for the establishment of a new international information and communication order; in support of the liberation movements; for the settlement of regional conflicts on the basis of respect for the rights of the peoples to self-determination.
In its activities and structures, the MPD pursues the goal of equal participation of men and women.
The MPD believes that the solution of global security problems is possible by enlarging the popular movement and raising the level of public awareness for the causes that generate war and misery, such as racism, sexism, homophobia, police and state violence, and corruption.
MISSION STATEMENT OF MOVEMENT FOR PEOPLES' DEMOCRACY:
The mission of the MPD is to unite as many pro-democracy forces as possible in the United States to develop a united front against fascism, the greatest threat to peace, without exception to race, color, creed, religion, political affiliation,gender, or national origin. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) represents "the open terrorist dictatorship of the most reactionary, most chauvinistic and most imperialist elements of finance capital". Our mission as an organization of peace and democracy as its primary goal, is to unite as many forces as possible against this threat and develop mass activities to alert the public to this great danger. This movement to defeat fascism needs the support of all of us!