Tommy Raskin, Antiwar Activist, Dead at 25

Tommy Raskin, former intern for and a former staffer at the National Friends Committee on Legislation. He was 25. No cause of death was given. Tommy had been attending Harvard Law School.

Tommy was the son of Rep. Jamie Raskin, (D-MD), who announced Tommy’s death today. He was also the grandson of prominent activist and writer Marcus Raskin. Marcus Raskin was the founder of the Institute for Policy Studies.

During and after his internship he was an occasional writer on our pages. Tommy wrote an article for The Libertarian Institute last week.

Tommy was active in recent efforts to lobby congressional opposition to US support of the Saudi war on Yemen. We will miss him, and his tremendous dedication to the cause of peace.