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Seeking a Stellar Development Director

Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) seeks a Development Director to work with our National Director and elected National Political Committee to drive our fundraising programs with an emphasis on membership and individual fundraising.

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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.

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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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