December Updates for Chapter Leaders

Democratic Socialist Labor Commission

DSLC: If you’re affiliated with labor--meaning you are a member of a labor union/worker center or you work for one--you’re eligible for membership in the new national Democratic Socialist Labor Commission. To join, fill out this form by January 7. See Stakeholders Bulletin section of the website.

Democratic Left

The deadline to apply to the Democratic Left and Socialist Bulletin editorial teams has been extended to December 15. Apply here.


The Medicare for All committee is encouraging chapters and individual members to join the campaign on a rolling basis. Medicare for All Call coming up on Thursday

Anti-Tax Bill Coalition

DSA has joined the Stop the GOP Tax Scam coalition, which includes CWA, Our Revolution, National Nurses United, and People for Bernie. They’re organizing decentralized actions that your chapter can join through their website. See email Maria Svart sent out earlier today, poster, etc. Friday is National DSA Day of Action

Defend DACA

DSA has joined the Our DREAM coalition, which is organizing a mass civil disobedience in Washington DC on December 18, to pressure lawmakers to include a clean DREAM act in the Omnibus Spending Bill.

Dues Renewal 

Remember to renew your dues, and try a monthly contribution this time.

Chapter Incorporation Update

We are close to finalizing the Incorporation Kit and plan to send it out by the end of the year. In the meantime, check out this checklist to familiarize yourself with the process. We want your input on sample chapter bylaws! Please read this cover letter and give feedback on draft bylaws by 9 am PT on December 26. Our 2017 Constitution states that newly approved chapters must adopt a “Standard New Local Constitution,” and we need to submit model chapter bylaws as part of our group exemption request to the IRS. After incorporating chapter leaders’ input, the NPC’s Steering Committee, the OC/ Chapter Committee, and DSA’s attorney will make final revisions.

Sample Bylaws for DSA Local Chapters - Cover Letter

Sample Bylaws for DSA Local Chapters - Dec 12 2017

Chapter Incorporation One Pager


Talking About Socialism: Create Your Own Rap

April 26, 2018

8pm ET/7pm CT/6pm MT/5pm PST

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Join Steve Max, a founder of the legendary community organizing school, the Midwest Academy, to practice talking about socialism in plain language. Create your own short rap. Use your personal experience and story to explain democratic socialism. Prepare for those conversations about socialism that happen when you table or canvass. This workshop is for those who have already had an introduction to democratic socialism, whether from DSA's webinar or from other sources. Questions? Contact Theresa Alt <> 607-280-7649.

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Medicare For All: Women and Health Webinar

May 02, 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 9pm ET/ 8pm CT/ 7pm MT/ 6pm PT


Women are the major users of health care, both for themselves and for their children and often their parents. Women are also the majority of health care providers, as nurses, home health care workers and often as unpaid providers for elderly relatives. What are the specific concerns for women related to health and how can we organize to address them? What does this mean for our Medicare for All campaign? Join panelists Natalie Shure, Megan Svoboda and Amy Zachmeyer, and National Director Maria Svart to discuss socialist feminist approaches to Medicare for All.


New Member Call, May 27

May 27, 2018

May 27, 2018

9pm ET/8 CT/7 MT/6 PT

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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.

Questions or Comments? Contact: 

Sam M