The COALITION FOR A DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY (CDM) was a centrist faction,
active in the 1970s within the Democratic Party of the
The CDM was formed in December 1972, after the landslide victory of
The CDM received great support from the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL–CIO) and, as later groups (as the Democratic Leadership Council and the New Democrat Network ), argued that, in order to win, the Democrats should return to a more centrist, big tent stance. The CDM's manifesto was indeed titled "Come Home, Democrats" and declared that "The "New Politics" has failed". The CDM also attracted members from the Social Democrats, USA (SDUSA), the moderate wing of the Socialist Party of America (SPA), and, chiefly, the SPA's youth wing, the Young People\'s Socialist League (YPSL).
Leading CDM members included
Les Aspin ,
Daniel Bell , Lloyd Bentsen
, Peter Berger , David Boren ,
Midge Decter ,
Tom Foley , Nathan
Ernest Hollings ,
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