Weekly Featured Profile – Mark Maxey


Mark Maxey

Mark Maxey is an Oklahoma activist. He has been a long-time social activist, artist, poet, music columnist and radio air-personality. He is a member of the Muscogee Nation and identifies with his blood lineage as Yuchi Indian. He has coordinated the UN Dialogue Among Civilizations, Rally for a Just Legislation and OUTART in Oklahoma City, OK. He serves on the board of directors for the Oklahoma Universal Human Rights Alliance. He served as the chair of Media and Film Committee for the Oklahoma Indian Affairs Commission. He has helped organize several rallies for Indian militant Leonard Peltier in Oklahoma City. He has been a board member of the Poetry Committee for Individual Artists of Oklahoma. He has been the artistic director for the American Indian Theatre Company.

Mark Maxey spent 6 months as a National Data Team volunteer for the Bernie Sanders for President campaign.

On May 15th, 2016, five local citizens were recognized as the official Executive Committee in Oklahoma City for the national Democratic Socialists of America. Eric Crump, Leslie Driskill, Leo Loveless, Mark Maxey and Mabruka Yazidi, officially signed their By-Laws on May 15, 2016 at their second meeting.[1]

Mark Maxey has become a leader of Oklahoma City Democratic Socialists and managed the unsuccessful campaign of Democratic Socialists of America comrade Billy Hinton‘s run for Oklahoma state representative, as a Democrat.

Mark Maxey is also a regular contributor to the Communist Party USA‘s Peoples World.

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