The first significant evidence of Chu’s ties to the CWP comes through a long forgotten far left umbrella group, the Federation For Progress.
The Federation For Progress described itself in an undated brochure released circa late 1983 or early 1984. It was one of several attempts in the 1970s and ’80s to create a new US Marxist united front organization – this time by the Communist Workers Party.
“We’ve been fighting our own separate battles as our very survival is at stake in the 80′s. It’s time for greater unity. Formed in August, 1982, the Federation For Progress has brought people together of all races and from all movements, working for a brighter future. The linking of movements and a multi-issue focus are this decade’s organizing agenda… Our goal is to help create a people’s movement for progress and a program that, together with your efforts and organization, we can actually implement.