The voters of Evanston, Illinois are poised to re-elect a veteran Maoist radical as their State Representative.
Robyn Gabel is a long-time resident of Evanston and has represented the people of the 18th District in the Illinois House of Representatives since 2010.
During her time in the legislature, she has been a legislative leader in protecting and fostering the growth of children and women in Illinois and environmental stewardship. Robyn serves as the Chair of the House Human Services Committee, the Vice-Chair of the House Human Services Appropriations Committee, and as a member of the committees on Insurance, Environment, Mass Transit, Business Growth and Incentives, and Museums, Arts and Cultural Enhancements.
When the League of Revolutionary Struggle split in 1990, Unity issued a statement: “A call to build an organization for the 1990s and beyond.”
Gabel, then executive director of the Illinois Maternal & Child Health Coalition in Chicago, supported the newly founded Unity Organizing Committee, which was specifically established to infiltrate Maoists into the Democratic Party.
In his book, “The Passage: Memoir of a Boston Undercover Cop in the ’60s,” Phillip M. Vitti explained that Ivan Handler was one of the leaders of the radical Weathermen, which was a precursor to the terrorist Weather Underground Organization.
Also a League of Revolutionary Struggle supporter, comrade Handler was active in the 1990s in the Committees of Correspondence, an alliance of former Communist Party USA members, Maoists, Trotskyists and anarchists.
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-9) announced on Oct. 10, 2009 that she is endorsing Robyn Gabel in the Democratic primary for the Illinois’ 18th House District. Gabel was running to succeed Rep. Julie Hamos (D-Evanston), who left her seat to run for U.S. Congress in the 10th Congressional District.
“Robyn stands up for what she believes in,” said Rep. Schakowsky. “That is what her history has been about, that is what she has been dedicated to. We know how effective she is in actually getting things done, its not just talk. I know she will be able to hit that ground running, which is what we need in our district.”
Rep. Schakowsky, who was traveling to Afghanistan as part of a Congressional mission, made the remarks via video to a crowded room at Ms. Gabel’s new campaign office – 906 Sherman Ave. The event marked the official kick-off of Ms. Gabel’s campaign for State Representative.
“I am honored and humbled by Congresswoman Schakowksy’s endorsement and support,” said Ms. Gabel. “Our community has had a strong history of progressive leadership in Springfield with Jan Schakowsky and Julie Hamos. I hope to follow in their footsteps by continuing to fight for our children, families and community.”
Communists can always be relied on to stick together, to help each other climb the political ladder. They can also be relied on to keep each other’s secrets.
The good people of Evanston deserve better than to be represented by two covert Marxists.
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