Paul Booth

(Left to Right: Before announcing the first national march against the war in Vietnam, April 1965; Heather and Paul Booth; Democratic Convention Presenting Platform 2016)

We Mourn the Passing of Paul Booth

Husband. Father. Organizer. Friend.
​You will be missed.

Dr. King famously said “the moral arc of the universe bends towards justice.” But he knew, and I underline, that it’s up to us to do the bending. We shall do it together.” – Paul Booth

Obituaries and Tributes

Washington Post

New York Times

American Prospect (Article 1)

American Prospect (Article 2)

AFL-CIO Press Release

Pelosi Press Release

NEA Press Release



Chicago Sun-Times


Those wishing to send condolences are asked, in lieu of flowers, to contribute to:

Jobs With Justice, an organization Paul cared deeply about and provided leadership to for three decades.


Midwest AcademyPaul was on the board of this training center for power building strategy for justice and democracy.


Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, for one fair wage for tipped workers; Paul was on this board.