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RUBINSTEIN, Marcos. (Chicago, Il, 1951-- ). Rubinstein moved with his family to Argentina in 1952, where he was raised and educated. He worked in journalism and union organizing before returning to the U.S. in July 1976. He worked in factories in California for six months and organized for the UAW. He continued journalism and political involvement as an opinion writer for Latino and immigrant issues, and interviewed Cesar Chavez many times for Spanish/English radio programs. Marcos married Evelyn Nadeau in 1995, and had one son, Alejandro.

The Rubinsteins left the West Coast in 2002 when Evelyn began teaching at CLARKE COLLEGE. Marcos participated in the local Peace and Justice Group nearly every Monday after his arrival in Dubuque. He was drawn to the candidacy of Dennis Kucinich in 2003 and was his local and state organizer during Kucinich’s presidential campaign in 2006-7.

Rubinstein served on the Dubuque Human Rights Commission, 2006-10, serving as a member and later chairman. Beginning in 2004, he was a member of the Dubuque County Democrats Central Committee, attending every county, district, and state convention, and serving on every state Platform Committee. He also ran for the Dubuque city council, served on the Citizen’s Review Panel of police actions, protested the School of the Americans at Ft. Benning, Ga., and was a founder of the MULTICULTURAL FAMILY CENTER.



Dubuque County Democrats Central Committee Hall of Fame--Judy Schmitt--compiler of information