March Updates

  • National Political Committee meeting minutes - The NPC is DSA's elected national leadership. Click here to read the minutes of the NPC's meeting January 26 - 28, 2018.
  • Share Your Amazing Chapter and Organizing Committee Work - You can submit media (videos, audio, articles, etc.) about all the great work you’ve done over the last year.. We’ll use national social media and promotional materials to amplify your good work!
     
  • Mailing Address Updates - If you have moved and needs to update your address, fill in the mailing address change form. You MUST enter the same email address that you use for DSA email: https://act.dsausa.org/survey/mailingaddr/
     
  • National Electoral Committee Elections - The NEC just finished running a training for chapters on research and one on compliance. We’re processing our first requests for national endorsements. Finally, we're electing a new committee! Nominations are due April 3 - see announcement at the bottom of these announcements.
     
  • Democratic Socialist Labor Commission - Are you a DSA member going to Labor Notes in Chicago in April? Please fill out this form! We will need some volunteers throughout the weekend, so please let us know if you're willing to help out for a few hours. We will also be hosting an orientation call for new attendees, so if this is going to be your first time going to Labor Notes let us know and we will reach out to you directly.
     
  • Medicare 4 All - April 21 - 22 will be a Medicare for All national weekend of action! Plan a local activity with your chapter or organizing committee and let us know at m4a (at) dsausa (dot) org!
     
  • Democratic Left - The Spring issue, which is a special issue on Medicare for All, is in the mail. 
     
  • Religion & Socialism Working Group - We are gathering contact information for everyone who is involved with the Poor People’s Campaign so that we can be in touch with each other. Keep your eyes open for an email blast with sign up information in the coming week.
     
  • Environmental and Climate Justice Working Group - We’re making moves join other eco-concerned comrades and help make climate & environmental justice a major focus in and outside of DSA!
     
  • Queer Socialists Working Group - The Queer Socialists Working Group has recently concluded its first election  and proudly welcomes its new steering committee!
  • National Electoral Committee Candidate Nomination Information - DEADLINE to apply: April 3, 2018

    Are you interested in getting more involved with national DSA’s electoral work? Have experience on campaigns you want to share with other DSA chapters? Run for a position on the National Electoral Committee!

    Now in its second year, the National Electoral Committee is the body that helps implement DSA’s national electoral strategy, which you can read here: http://electoral.dsausa.org/ national-electoral-strategy/. The Committee is holding elections for its voting membership this April, and we’re now accepting nominations for those who want to join the committee.

    The newly elected NEC will be a 25-person body that includes four members from the National Political Committee. Twenty-one slots will be elected.

    The NEC works through its subcommittees, including national electoral training team, compliance, chapter outreach, and endorsement subcommittees. Five seats on the committee are reserved for chapters that have less than 250 members, eleven for people who don’t identify as men, five for people of color, two each for chapters in the South and Midwest, and one for the Mountain West. No more than 4 members shall be from any one chapter. We’ll be capping nominations at about 100 total nominees, allocated by chapter membership, to ensure that everyone who votes in the election has the opportunity to review all candidate materials and make a meaningful choice about who to vote for.

    Serving on the NEC is a significant time commitment. People who run should be prepared to commit at least five hours a week to NEC work.

    We’ll forward the applications of everyone who fills out this form to the electoral bodies of local chapters, who will nominate people for election to the committee. Then each chapter’s electoral body will vote on who they’d like to see on the committee. Stay tuned for more details about the election process. And if you’re an at-large member, don’t worry, the current NEC will consider your application and nominate at-large members for consideration.

    The deadline for nominating yourself is April 3, 2018.

Talking About Socialism: Create Your Own Rap

April 26, 2018

8pm ET/7pm CT/6pm MT/5pm PST

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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.org> 607-280-7649.

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New Member Call, May 27

May 27, 2018

May 27, 2018

9pm ET/8 CT/7 MT/6 PT

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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.

Questions or Comments? Contact: 

Sam M