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DSA stands with immigrants — no DACA repeal!

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Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions have announced their plan to end DACA — a program that allows undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children the opportunity to work and live in peace.

Right now, DSAers across Texas are working with immigrant rights groups to protest Trump's plan and demand better. DSA Santa Fe raised money for a legal clinic helping immigrant students and workers fight deportation. Chapters from New York to California have held smart, creative events supporting sanctuary cities. In Long Beach, California, DSAers even showed up at a local comic con to encourage their community to adopt sanctuary city status. And DSA's national Anti-Racist Working Group is stepping up its immigrant self-protection and solidarity work.

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URGENT: DSA and Partners Organizing Health Care Sit-Ins 7/6

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Senate Republicans want to take away health insurance from 22 million people and cut Medicaid by $772 billion over the next decade, eliminating or diminishing health services for up to thirty-four million children, eleven million disabled people, and seven million seniors, many of whom live in nursing homes. Why? To provide a 541 billion dollar tax break to the wealthy.

As democratic socialists, we must resist this and stand up for better – single payer. That’s why we’re partnering with Democracy Spring, Our Revolution, #AllOfUs, The People’s Consortium, and others to organize rapid-response nonviolent sit-ins across the country Thursday, July 6th. We demand that Republican Senators vote NO on the so-called Better Care Reconciliation Act before it comes to the floor.

Click here to join or support the 7/6 sit-ins. You can see more on Facebook here. You can download DSA healthcare signs here. And click here for DSA's National Political Committee statement.

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URGENT: DSA Stands With AT&T Workers

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CWA union members have been working closely with DSA on organizing efforts across the country. 38,000 CWA folks at AT&T have been working without a contract. This has gone on far too long. Now AT&T workers in 36 states and Washington, DC are on strike.

DSA's national Steering Committee endorses this strike. DSA local groups and individual members are joining striking workers at picket lines across the country. Click here to RSVP for Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Downloadable DSA solidarity signs are available here and here.

Members who can't join a picket line are encouraged to email AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson and tell him to settle now.

UPDATE: DirecTV employees are joining the potential strike as well. Now 40,000 workers are ready to stand up for their livelihoods — and their dignity.

Congratulations to DSA's own khalid kamau and Dylan Parker!

Congratulations to khalid kamau, who won his South Fulton City Council race in a landslide. Check out the Huffington Post coverage here. In the Yoruba tradition, khalid uses lower-case letters for his name. This shows a stronger tie to the community than to the individual, a sentiment echoed in his activist work and community outreach projects.

khalid is the second DSA member to win local office this month. Dylan Parker was elected to Rock Island, Illinois’ City Council as 5th Ward Alderman on April 4th. He is a member of Quad Cities DSA. You can hear more about his campaign here in The Nation.

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There are now 14 DSA members holding public office, including Carlos Rosa, Chicago’s 35th Ward Alderman, Mike Sylvester, of the Maine House of Representatives, and Julie Ann Nitsch, Austin Community College Board of Trustee in Texas.

DSA's Healthcare Work is Getting Attention

DSA's healthcare work is heating up across the country. In New York, all of DSA's local groups are teaming up to build support for single payer in their state. And California is in action. Check out this video from East Bay DSA. Thanks to their efforts, and their teaming up with DSA groups statewide, hundreds of California DSA members are being trained to canvass for single payer.

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