Communications and Marketing Working Group

Trump is a master marketer and the neither the Left nor progressives have been particularly smart about messaging.

We’re building up a team to advise national and local DSA groups on framing, marketing, messaging, and communications, so we can train all our members to effectively refute the disinformation without falling into the traps our side so often does.


If you have professional experience in any of the following areas and time to help us create guides and talking points and lead trainings, please sign up! This will likely be an ongoing weekly commitment, so make sure to take a moment to think about whether you have time in your schedule.

  • Communications
  • Political rhetoric
  • Marketing
  • Psychology
  • Media


Film Discussion: Pride

September 10, 2017
· 44 rsvps

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
· 26 rsvps


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.