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DSA LBGTQ Rights Work in the News

DSA locals have been doing LGBTQ rights activism on an ongoing basis, from pride marches in Atlanta to protests against anti-transgender bathroom bills in Oklahoma. Lately this has been getting more press attention.

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DSA's Anti-Trump Organizing is Up — And the Press Has Noticed

Since inauguration, over 3,000 new members have joined DSA. Together we're building the strong democratic socialist resistance we need. DSA has added to our organizing staff and increased volunteer training. New DSA groups are starting across the country. The word about DSA is definitely out.

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DSA's Profiles in Socialist Feminism

DSA's Socialist Feminist Team is stepping up its organizing and outreach. That includes media work. Check out DSA's new video series, Profiles in Socialist Feminism!

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News Coverage of DSA at the DNC

There was much news coverage of the DSA-sponsored Socialist Caucus, held during the week of the DNC in Philadelphia. Numerous participants remarked on social media that the Caucus represented one of the most substantive meetings at the convention. A good number of participants joined DSA on the spot and the DSA table rapidly sold out of it fifty bright red DSA “Continuing the Political Revolution T-shirts.” Click here to read the coverage we received.

Young Democratic Socialists Conference Report: From Sanders to the Grassroots

The YDS Conference with the theme "From Sanders to the Grassroots" was held just over a week after the Democratic National Convention and brought together three leading organizations from the student left. Read this report from Meghan Brophy, member of the YDS Coordinating Committee.

DSA Statement on the November 2016 Elections

DSA National Political Committee releases statement "Dump the Racist Trump; Continue the Political Revolution Down-Ballot; Build Multiracial Coalitions and Socialist Organization for Long-term Change". Click here to read full statement.

DSA Condemns Mass Murder in Orlando and the Intolerant Ideologies That Promote Such Acts

Democratic Socialists of America condemns the perpetrator of the mass killing and wounding of innocents at the LGBTQ night club Pulse in Orlando Florida this past weekend on Latin night. We stand in solidarity with the victims and their families and the LGBTQ and Latinx community of Orlando and beyond.

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DSA New Member Orientation Call

February 25, 2017
· 28 rsvps

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.  1 pm ET; 12 pm CT; 11 am MT; 10 am PT.  

What Is DSA? Training Call

March 07, 2017
· 51 rsvps

If you're a new DSAer, have been on a new member call, but still have questions about DSA's core values/strategy/core work and how to express these ideas in an accessible way to the media, as well as to friends, family and others who might be interested in joining DSA, this call is for you. 

We will talk through the basics of DSA's political orientation and strategy for moving toward democratic socialism, and also have call participants practice discussing these issues with each other. By the end of the call you should feel much more comfortable thinking about and expressing what DSA does and what makes our organization/strategy unique. 8 pm ET; 7 pm CT; 6 pm MT; 5 pm PT. 70 minutes.

Feminist Working Group

March 07, 2017
· 30 rsvps

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 elections.  9 pm ET; 8 pm CT; 7 pm MT; 6 pm PT.

LGBT Activism: A Brief History with Thoughts about the Future

April 01, 2017
· 14 rsvps

Historian John D'Emilio's presentation will do 3 things: Provide a brief explanation of how sexual and gender identities have emerged; provide an overview of the progression of LGBT activism since its origins in the 1950s, highlighting key moments of change; and, finally, suggest what issues, from a democratic socialist perspective, deserve prioritizing now. John co-authored Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America, which was quoted by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy in the 2003 Lawrence v. Texas decision that ruled state sodomy laws unconstitutional. 1 pm ET; 12 pm CT; 11 am MT; 10 am PT.

  1. This webinar is free for any DSA member in good standing.
  2. You need a computer with good internet access.
  3. Your computer must have headphones (preferred) or speakers; you can speak thru a mic or use chat to "speak".
  4. If you have questions, contact Peg Strobel, peg.strobel@sbcglobal.net.
  5. If you have technical questions, contact Tony Schmitt, schmittaj@gmail.com, 608-355-6568.

Film Discussion: Documentaries of People's History in Texas

April 02, 2017
· 21 rsvps

Join DSA members Glenn Scott and Richard Croxdale to discuss videos produced by People’s History in Texas (PHIT), a project that brings to life the stories of ordinary people in significant socio-political movements in Texas. They will discuss The Rag, their newest documentary, which tells the story of an influential underground paper based in Austin, Texas, from 1966-77. Click here to view Part I (the early years as an all-volunteer paper covering the student, anti-Vietnam and Civil Rights movements), Part II (the impact of Women’s Liberation on the paper) and Part III (building community: covering local politics, nukes, co-ops, feminist institutions). But also check out the video on the Stand-Ins about a group of university students who led a movement to desegregate Austin’s movie theaters in 1961. 8 ET/7 CT/6 MT/5 PT.