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Monica Moorehead


Monica Moorehead

Monica Gail Moorehead (born 1952, Tuscaloosa, Alabama) is a frequent candidate of the Workers World Party, a U.S. Communist party. An African American, she is a former school teacher, and has been a political activist since high school. She distributed newspapers for the Black Panther Party and subsequently joined the WWP in 1972. She rose to the national leadership in 1979.

Her presidential campaign in 1996 received around 29,000 votes. In 2000 she received 4,795 votes; that year she was only on the ballot in Florida, Rhode Island, Washington, and Wisconsin.[1] On both occasions, her vice-presidential running-mate was Gloria La Riva.

In an open letter (entitled "Blame Monica!"), posted on his website shortly after the

Party political offices
Preceded by
Gloria La Riva
Workers World Party Presidential candidate
1996 (lost), 2000 (lost)
Succeeded by
John Parker
  1. ^ 2000 Official Presidential General Election Results
  2. ^ Moore, Michael (2000-11-17) Blame Monica!, Commondreams
  3. ^ "Open Letter to Politically Conscious Sisters and Brothers of Black America". All Things Cynthia McKinney. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 


  • "Letter from Campaign Manager" Workers World Party Presidential Campaign Committee
  • "Blame Monica!" by Michael Moore


During the 2008 presidential campaign, she endorsed Green Party candidate Cynthia McKinney.[3]

In 2004, Moorehead was one of the campaign managers for the party's presidential candidate, John Parker.

Other works include being the author of Feminism and Marxism in the 90's and South Africa: Which Road to Liberation? She also edited the book Marxism, Reparations, and the Black Freedom Struggle, a collection of articles from Workers World newspaper, written by herself and others.


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