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.


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Starting a Local Chapter from Scratch (9pm Eastern)

October 04, 2016 · 5 rsvps
Webinar, RSVP required for sign in information

So you are now a member of DSA, but there is no local chapter where you live. You are thinking of starting a local chapter, but you're not quite sure how to do it.

In Starting a Local Chapter from Scratch you will learn:

  • how other locals got started in recent years
  • how to find out who is already a member
  • the importance of a comrade
  • how to recruit new members
  • the importance of a mentor
  • how to become a recognized organizing committee
  • how to become a chartered local
  • what works best to bring new people in.

Join us for our latest organizing training for democratic socialist activists: DSA’s (Virtual) Little Red Schoolhouse.

Instructor:

  • Steve Max, DSA Vice Chair and one of the founders of the legendary community organizing school, The Midwest Academy

Training Details:

  1. Workshops are free for any DSA member in good standing.
  2. You need a computer with good internet access.
  3. Your computer must have preferably headphones or else speakers; you can speak thru a mic or use chat to "speak".
  4. If you have questions, contact Theresa Alt talt@igc.org 607-280-7649.
  5. If you have very technical questions, contact Tony Schmitt schmittaj@gmail.com 608-355-6568.
  6. You can participate in every webinar or just attend once in a while.
  7. Workshops will generally be on weekends or evenings.
  8. Participation requires that you register at least 45 hours in advance -- by midnight Sunday for Tuesday's webinar.

NOTE: This training is scheduled for 9:00pm Eastern Time (8pm Central, 7pm Mountain, 6pm Pacific, 5pm Alaska, 3 pm Hawaii).

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DSA New Member Orientation Call

October 19, 2016 · 12 rsvps
DSA New Member Orientation

You've joined DSA - Great. Now register for this New Member Orientation call and find out more about our politics and our vision.  And, most importantly, how you can become involved.  8 PM ET; 7 PM CT; 6 PM MT; 5 PM PT.

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