Summary: longtime political activist, founder and national director of the grassroots political action committee Progressive Democrats of America who had spent much of his adult life defending progressive causes, including nuclear disarmament, campaign finance reform and a single-payer health care system, but who had previously worked as an organizer for the presidential campaigns of the Rev. Jesse Jackson in 1988 and California governor Jerry Brown in 1992, and also addressed the Democratic National Convention as a delegate in 1992.
Cause of Death: Melanoma
Born: March 23, 1959
Died: April 28, 2014
Location: Northampton, Massachusetts