From Volume 5, Issue Number 12 of EIR Online, Published Mar. 21, 2006

This Week You Need To Know


LaRouche Democrats Drive Institutional Resistance

by Jeffrey Steinberg

On March 14, the Los Angeles County Democratic Party Central Committee voted to authorize the charter of the Franklin Roosevelt Legacy Club. The initiators of the Club—Quincy O'Neal and Cody Jones—are elected members of the Central Committee, and have been involved in leading the day-to-day organizing in California against the fascist policies of George Shultz's leading operatives, Vice President Dick Cheney and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

O'Neal and Jones are also leaders of the LaRouche Youth Movement (LYM), the nationwide youth organization of American statesman and former candidate for the Democratic Party Presidential nomination, Lyndon LaRouche.

"Over the course of the past several years, of waging successive, successful proof-of-principle fights, we saw that if the Democratic Party were to succeed in defeating the disastrous course of the Cheney-Bush Administration, we must bring the best of its traditions, that of Franklin Roosevelt, to life within the Party. Thus, we created the Club as a vehicle for that expression," said Cody Jones, vice president of the club.

"The chartering of this club," said Harley Schlanger, the Western U.S. spokesman for Lyndon LaRouche, "will invigorate the debate over the essential changes in policy now, which can assure a Democratic landslide in the 2006 mid-term elections." According to O'Neal and Jones, the club plans to hold a series of policy forums, to shape the Democratic Party's agenda for the mid-term elections. These forums will focus on discussion of the vital infrastructure projects, science-drivers, and other FDR-vectored policies that must be initiated immediately, to avert an irreversible plunge of the U.S. physical economy into collapse, leaving the vast majority of Americans in a state of abject poverty.

Other LYM branches are expected to launch similar initiatives, and the LaRouche Political Action Committee (LPAC) has launched a nationwide drive to saturate the Democratic Party at the grass-roots level with copies of LaRouche's draft Democratic Party Platform, contacting hundreds of county chairs and other local Party and trade union activists, and circulating tens of thousands of copies of the LaRouche document within the Party ranks....

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