DSA Commends Dolores Huerta

The Democratic Socialists of America DSA congratulates our honorary chair Dolores Huerta for being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Since her founding along with Cesar Chaves, and many others, of the United Farm Workers (UFW) union, through her current work in support of civic engagement and empowerment of women and youth in disadvantaged communities, Huerta's influence has been profound.

The creation of the UFW changed the nature of labor organizing in the Southwest and contributed significantly to the growth of Latino politics in the U.S. Her frequent public engagements at college, universities and high schools where she brings a Latina feminist perspective to labor, civil rights and immigration issues highlights her long history and personal commitment to movement building. Dolores Huerta's legacy of community mobilization against corporate power produced a backlash against her personally. The right-wing's uproar over this award is merely a continuation of their campaign to discredit President Obama. You can learn more about her current work at the Dolores Huerta Foundation. Dolores Huerta joins a long line of socialist winners of the Medal of Freedom, including Helen Keller, James Farmer, Sidney Hook, Millie Jeffries, Evelyn Dubrow and David Dubinsky.

Feminist Working Group

December 14, 2016
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People of all genders are welcome to join this call to discuss DSA's work on women's and LGBTQ issues, especially in light of the new political reality that we face after the election.  9 pm ET; 8 pm CT; 7 pm MT; 6 pm PT.

Film Discussion: The Price We Pay

January 30, 2017
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The Price We Pay blows the lid off the dirty world of corporate malfeasance — the dark history and dire present-day reality of big-business tax avoidance, tax havens - and what we need to do to stop this.  DSA member Bill Barclay, who has a cameo role in the film, will facilitate the discussion.

Full film available on Vimeo.