In 1940, Davis became involved with the American Peace Mobilization (APM), which Congress described as "one of the most notorious and blatantly communist fronts ever organized in this country" and "one of the most seditious organizations which ever operated in the United States." APM's objective at that time was to prevent the United States from entering World War II against Nazi Germany, because Hitler had signed a non-aggression pact with Joseph Stalin, to whom American communists swore their unwavering allegiance.<quoted text>
Wasn't Frank Marshall a very influential person in Obama's life according to his own book? And a Marxist?
Davis joined the Communist Party in the early 1940s; his Communist Party card number was 47544.
In 1948 Davis moved to Hawaii to organize the Communist Party USA there.