Support DSA Delegates at the DNC

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The Bernie Sanders for president campaign has made it possible for democratic socialism to be taken seriously as a viable alternative to the neoliberal agenda that prioritizes corporate business interests over those of all working people. Bernie has energized generations of political activists who are fed up with establishment politicians, and their impoverished vision of America’s future.

Many of those activists have been elected as delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 25-28, including over 50 DSA members. We are asking you to help send DSA delegates to Philadelphia to continue the political revolution.

It’s incredibly expensive to attend the convention, primarily because the Sanders campaign requires delegates to stay at one of their preferred hotels (it’s much easier for the campaign to hold caucus meetings with everyone staying at the same place). Then there’s travel (many of the DSA delegates are flying from Texas) and other out-of-pocket expenses. About a third of our delegates have yet to completely raise their budgets. UPDATE: IN ONE WEEK, NEARLY 50% OF OUR DELEGATES COMPLETED THEIR FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGNS. THANK YOU!

As one of our delegates said, “We were democratic socialists before Bernie make it cool to be one. And we still are!” Please help one or more of these deserving DSA delegates make a difference in Philadelphia, to continue the political revolution.

You know what to do: click on an image or link below to make your contribution today.

Please note that DSA has not made any direct contributions toward any of these campaigns. Rather, we are relying on the solidarity of our members and friends to support individual delegate fundraising efforts. All contributions will be gratefully acknowledged by the delegate. Thank you.

DSA Queer Socialists Conference Call

August 21, 2017
· 15 rsvps

Join DSA's Queer Socialists Working Group to discuss possible activities for the group and its proposed structure. 9 pm ET/8 pm CT/7 pm MT/6 pm PT.

 

Film Discussion: Pride

September 10, 2017
· 40 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
· 22 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.