|Affiliation||Socialism and Liberation
, District of Columbia , United States
Jan 18, 2008 08:48am
|Info||Eugene Puryear is the 2008 vice-presidential candidate of the Party for Socialism and Liberation. |
Puryear is an active anti-war and social justice organizer in Washington, D.C. He is a volunteer organizer in the anti-war coalition, ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism).
Puryear is an organizer in the movement to Free the Jena 6. Puryear spoke at the 1,500 strong rally for the Jena 6 at Howard University, the first major national protest to bring attention to the case.
Born in Charlottesville, VA, Puryear has been an organizer in the anti-war movement since high school when he led a walkout of over 800 students. He has chaired and participated in numerous rallies and marches—including the Sept. 24, 2005 anti-war march of 350,000 people, the 2005 counter-inaugural protest and the Sept. 15, 2007 mass die-in and anti-war protest at the White House.
Puryear has been profiled by the Washington Post, and interviewed by outlets such as WPFW, WOL-AM, WBAI, the Final Call newspaper, Blackamericaweb.com, WTOP and the Associated Press. He is a regular contributor to Socialism and Liberation magazine and Liberation, the newspaper of the Party for Socialism and Liberation. He is a member of the National Committee of the Party for Socialism and Liberation.