The History of Union for Democratic Communications through the Democratic Communiqué


  • Ron Bettig Meida Studies College of Communication Pennsylvania State University
  • Aaron Heresco


This essay examines the history of the Union for Democratic through a close reading of the organization’s newsletters and journals issued under the title of The Democratic Communiqué. It addresses the organization’s evolution and that of its newsletter/journal based on archival research. It discusses the origins of the Union for Democratic Communications and highlights its activities and mission since the mid-1980s. It also considers the successes and re-current problems faced by the organization over the last 30 years.