The organization is about 400 members strong, many of whom are also active in DSA, FRSO, or CPUSA.
One thing is certain, however, FRSO's multiple front organizations are generously funded through the Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations and other leftist nonprofits, unions, churches, and local and federal taxpayers.
FRSO is strongest in the Northeast (Boston, New York/New Jersey, Philadelphia, and the District of Columbia), in the South (North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and southern Florida), and the West Coast (Los Angeles and the Bay Area).
In Boston, FRSO operates through several fronts, including the very influential Chinese Progressive Association.
Through these groups, FRSO has ties to Senator Elizabeth Warren and has helped elect many Massachusetts public officials, including radical freshman Congressman Ayanna Pressley.
In Philadelphia, FRSO is very close to prominent City Councilor Helen Gym, and helped to elect ultra-radical District Attorney Larry Krasner.
In the Bay Area, one has to practically kiss FRSO's ring to get elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors (City Council).
FRSO is heavily concentrated in the South, which it terms the "New Confederacy." Following Maoist strategy, FRSO aims to win power in certain Southern cities and rural areas, from which to expand its influence in the local Democratic Party through harnessing the minority vote.
In Florida, FRSO's New Florida Majority has helped flip several state legislative and a couple of congressional seats for the Democrats.
FRSO applied the same tactics in Georgia with gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, and again came within a whisker of winning.
In Tennessee, FRSO unsuccessfully backed Democrat Senate candidate Phil Bredesen.