DSA In The News

"DSA In The News" is a roundup of recent media articles featuring DSA. It is based on links from Chicago DSA's New Ground.

  • DSA's massive growth in recent months continues to make headlines. This includes stories at Reuters and The Hill, as well as a video at Now This. It can't hurt, either, that Michael Moore urged others to follow him in joining DSA.

  • The real action is happening at the local level, as media outlets across the nation will tell you. From news of a new chapter in the Long Beach Post, to coverage of the first meeting of a new YDS chapter at the Georgetown Voice, to notes on new and renewed chapters in Idaho and Texas, there's plenty of hopeful signs that DSA may actually beat the Democrats to implementing a 50-state strategy.

  • Speaking of Democrats, DSA got a few shout-outs for its response to Tom Perez's recent election as DNC chair. The Washington Post counted DSA members among those chanting “Money out of politics!” in response to the rejection of language that would have banned corporate donations to the DNC. Meanwhile, Vox included DSA as one of the organizations that may be able to use Perez's election as an opening for independent left politics.

  • DSA members have been using town halls to push for single-payer while defending the gains made under Obamacare. Hoodline noted that DSA came out to Rep. Barbara Lee's townhall in Oakland to promote the proposal for single-payer in California. The Badger Herald cites DSAer Ted Gramski calling for single-payer healthcare at a Madison, WI townhall which Republican Sen. Ron Johnson didn't even bother attending. And in Missoula, MI, the Missoulian lists DSA among the groups sponsoring a townhall held to defend the gains of the ACA.

"DSA In The News" does not necessarily reflect the views of DSA as an organization or its leadership. Democratic Left blog post submission guidelines can be found here.

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February 25, 2018

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February 28, 2018

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Talking About Socialism Webinar

March 06, 2018

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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 <talt@igc.org607-280-7649.

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Introduction to Democratic Socialism

March 14, 2018

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Join Bill Barclay, Chicago DSA, and Peg Strobel, Chicago DSA and national Socialist Feminist Working Group co-chair, on this webinar for an overview of what we in Democratic Socialists of America mean when we talk about "socialism," "capitalism" and the goals of the socialist movement. 1.5 hours. 9 pm PM ET; 8 pm CT; 7 pm MT; 6 pm PT.

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