2015 Convention Resolutions

Below are the resolutions that have been submitted for approval at the 2015 DSA Convention.

Below are the resolutions that have been submitted for approval at the 2015 DSA Convention.

National Political Committee Priorities Resolution

National Political Committee Resolution on the Socialist International and DSA's International Work

Resolution to Leave the Socialist International

Resolution on Internet Democracy

Resolution on Public Banks

Resolution on Environmental Justice

The Resolutions Committee plans to have all amendments to the strategy document and all resolutions available on the website by "end of business" Friday, November 6th.  The committee is working with people and chapters that propose resolutions and amendments to consolidate them where possible and work out any language issues (clarity, grammar, etc.).  Resolutions, because they are free-standing, will be posted to the website as soon as they are in final form. Check periodically to see what is there. We will accept amendments to the above resolutions (not to strategy amendments) until November 9th. Please send them to resolutions(at)dsausa.org.

The amended strategy document will not be posted until late November 6th, because all amendments must be considered in relationship to one another.  The committee will post an omnibus amended strategy document that includes amendments that the committee considers noncontroversial and not in need of discussion.  Amendments that the committee thinks need discussion will be addressed individually, separate from the omnibus amended strategy document. At the convention, delegates may vote to remove items from the omnibus strategy document for discussion, but the committee discourages doing so in order that delegates can focus their attention on major amendments.

Committee members thank those who are submitting resolutions and amendments for their engagement.  We appreciate your patience as we work through submissions.

Data Security for DSA Members

June 27, 2017

Ack! I googled myself and didn't like what I found!

WHAT: A DSA Webinar about "Doxing"
WHEN: 9PM EST, 6PM PST

We're proud of our organizing, and chapter work is transparent for both political and practical reasons. However, there are basic precautions you can take in this time of rapid DSA growth to protect your privacy.

Key Wiki is a website that meticulously documents DSA activity and posts it for the world to see. If you're an active DSA member, likely your name is on their website. This is an example of "doxing".

As DSA becomes larger, more visible, and more powerful, we might expect that more websites like this will pop up, and more of our members' information might be posted publicly on the web.

Join a live webinar on Tuesday, June 27 with data security expert Alison Macrina, to learn:

  1. what is doxing? with examples and ways to prevent it
  2. how to keep your passwords strong and your data secure
  3. where to find your personal info on the internet and how to get it removed
  4. social media best practices for DSA organizers
  5. what to do if you've already been doxed

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/9173276528

Call-in Info: +1 408 638 0968
Meeting ID: 917 327 6528

Film Discussion: Pride

September 10, 2017
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Join DSA members Eric Brasure and Brendan Hamill to discuss the British film Pride (2014). It’s 1984, British coal miners are on strike, and a group of gays and lesbians in London bring the queer community together to support the miners in their fight. Based on the true story of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners. The film is available for rent on YouTube, Amazon, and iTunes. 8 ET/7 CT/6 MT/5 PT.

Film Discussion: Union Maids

September 24, 2017
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Join DSA member and labor historian Susan Hirsch in discussing Union Maids (1976). Nominated for an Academy Award, this documentary follows three Chicago labor organizers (Kate Hyndman, Stella Nowicki, and Sylvia Woods) active beginning in the 1930s. The filmmakers were members of the New American Movement (a precursor of DSA), and the late Vicki Starr (aka Stella Nowicki) was a longtime member of Chicago DSA and the Chicago Women's Liberation Union. It’s available free on YouTube, though sound quality is poor. 8ET/7CT/6MT/5PT.