January Updates

  • YDSA Conference - We're in the home stretch of organizing our annual Young Democratic Socialists of America national outreach conference! We expect 300 students from all regions of the country (maybe more - already 80 are registered.) Please publicize the conference online, circulate the scholarship donation link, and make sure YDSA chapters in your area know about it!

    If you can volunteer in advance, or if you live in the Metro Washington D.C. area and can volunteer the weekend of the conference, February 16 -18, please reach out to Lawrence Dreyfuss on staff at volunteer@dsausa.org with "YDSA conf volunteer" in subject line.

    Details at:  http://www.ydsusa.org/2018_winter_conference.
  • Security - The more effective we become, the more we become a target. A new resource was just launched that has pictures of all known undercover associates of James O'Keefe's right-wing Project Veritas - called Project Veritas Exposed. Check it out at https://www.projectveritas.exposed.

  • DSA Swag - DSA Swag store is revamping and has a survey to discover the type of swag members want - please share!

  • National Electoral Committee - Applications for national endorsements will open the first week of February. if your chapter has a candidate that wants to seek a national endorsement too, please email elections@dsausa.org.

  • Medicare 4 All - Boxes with t-shirts and other goodies will go on sale soon! Watch the website for updates: https://medicareforall.dsausa.org/

  • Anti-Racism WG - We are working with United We Dream for a Clean Dream Act.

  • Disability WG - The Disability Working Group has begun work on an accessibility guide and elected a new steering committee member.

  • Legal WG - We are assisting with the incorporation kit and process as well as answering legal questions submitted by chapter leadership.

  • Democratic Left - we are having an editorial group conference call on Thursday, Jan. 18 to reboot the website.

  •  DL Blog - The DL Blog Committee needs submissions for Black History Month. Thanks!

2018 Dues Renewal Drive! 

  • Renewal Kit - The national Fundraising Committee is wrapping up the first round of materials for the dues renewal drive and should have a dues renewal kit out to chapter leaders by the next round of stakeholders calls! In the kit, we’ll have guides for having one-on-one conversations with members about their dues, sample phone-banking scripts, sample calls to actions for big meetings, draft button designs, and more to help your chapter with renewal work.

New Member Orientation Call

February 25, 2018

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. 

Sunday February 25th

9 PM ET; 8 PM CT; 7 PM MT; 6 PM PT.

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Webinar on Compliance and Endorsement Process

February 28, 2018

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The National Electoral Committee is sponsoring the first of a series of webinars on electoral organizing. This session will focus on compliance issues and chapter endorsement processes.

This call in on Feb 28th at 8pm ET/7pm CT/6pm MT/5pm PT

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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.

This training is at 8:00pm Eastern, 7:00pm Central, 6:00pm Mountain, 5:00pm Pacific, 4:00pm Alaska, and 3:00pm Hawaii Time.

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