User Profile for Leslie Cagan (lcagan)
Bio: For more than 40 years, Leslie has worked in a wide range peace and social justice movements locally and nationally. Her coalition skills have mobilized hundreds of thousands of people in many of the nation's largest demonstrations and countless other public events including: the million person June 12, 1982 Nuclear Disarmament demonstration in NYC; the historic lesbian/gay rights march on Washington on October, 1987; and the largest mobilizations against the war in Iraq over these past 5 years. Leslie was the Field Director in the 1988 Dinkins Mayoral race in NYC and has worked on other electoral campaigns. She played a major role in winning back the nation’s first listener-sponsored network - Pacifica Radio. Her writings appear in 8 anthologies, and in scores of journals, newspapers and on-line outlets. Since 2002, Leslie has been the National Coordinator of United for Peace and Justice, the nation's largest grassroots antiwar coalition with more than 1,400 local and national organizations.
Joined: Feb 18 '08
Last login: Mar 07 '08