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Red Reps 13: Georgia’s Socialist State Senator, Nan Orrock

Submitted by on August 3, 2011 – 11:53 pm ESTOne Comment

Red Reps 12 here.

One of the reddest state politicians in the US South is Georgia State Senator Nan Orrock.

Nan Orrock

Orrock has been a State Representative in the Georgia House of Representatives since 1987 and a State Senator since 2006, representing inner-city Atlanta neighborhoods. She worked for ten years for passage of the Georgia Hate Crimes Act and continues to work on health, civil rights, civil liberties, workplace and union rights, and women’s issues. She is a founding executive committee member of the National Labor Caucus, a national network of union-friendly state legislators.

Orrock has been President of WiLL (Women Legislators Lobby), a national network of “progressive women state legislators who stand against excessive military spending and work to redirect those federal dollars to the greatly underfunded human services and environmental protection needs.”

WiLL is a program of WAND, Women’s Actions for New Directions, a national women’s group on whose staff Orrock has served since 1997.

Orrock, formerly known by the surnames Grogan and Guerrero,  got her start in politics through the civil rights movement, when she stepped into the streets on Aug. 28, 1963 to join the Socialist party organized March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. She went on to work for the communist infiltrated  (Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee) in Atlanta and Mississippi, led a community civil rights project in Virginia’s Black Belt counties, helped launch an alternative newspaper and joined women’s empowerment efforts in Atlanta.

She was a co-founder of Atlanta’s radical “great Speckled Bird underground newspaper in 1967. She was also executive director of the Fund for Southern Communities, funding social change work in Georgia and the Carolinas, from 1987-92.

In 1970, Nan Guerrero was “privileged to cut cane in Cuba” as part of the Venceremos Brigade – a  project of the terrorist Weather Underground, later taken over by the Communist Party USA.

On Feb. 27, 1971, Nan Guerrero, Vice-President, Advisory Board, Southern Conference Educational Fund, Atlanta, Georgia, was listed as an initiating sponsor of the American-Korean Friendship and Information Center. The Center, a front for the Communist Party USA, was established to promote the withdrawal of US troops from South Korea and Vietnam.

Orrock later worked seventeen years for Nabisco and was active in the Bakery, Confectionery and Tobacco Worker’s International Union – working for “union democracy.”

In 1996, she was one of the original 130 founders of Campaign for America’s Future, a project of  the US’ largest Marxist organization Democratic Socialists of America and the far left Institute for Policy Studies.

Today, Nan Orrock is very tight with Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America, the most active of D.S.A.’s southern locals.

On November 28, 2008, Metro Atlanta D.S.A. held its second annual Douglass-Debs at the IBEW Hall. The event included the presentation of the Douglass-Debs award to Nan Orrock by Richard Ray, of the Georgia State AFL-CIO.

Richard Ray presents DSA award to Nan Orrock

On November 7, 2009, Metro Atlanta D.S.A. hosted its Third Annual Douglass-Debs Dinner at Paschal’s Restaurant. State Senator Nan Orrock’s “memorial tribute honoring James Paschal was most timely and lent a sense of history to the evening. Her presentation to Judy Pierce, a cousin of James, highlighted the Paschal brothers’ and the restaurant’s role in “nourishing” the civil rights movement.”

Almost every state legislature in the US is infiltrated to at least some degree by socialists – usually masquerading as Democrats.

Even conservative Georgia has its share, Nan Orrock merely being one of the more obvious.

Red Reps 14 here.

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