Organize Against a Trump Victory

DSA believes that a Donald Trump presidency would represent a victory for the most reactionary nativist, misogynist, Islamophobic and racist forces in the country. A Trump administration would bring immediate harm to many people and would create conditions hostile to organizing for progressives. Therefore, DSA will work with the emerging labor, immigrant, and anti-racist-led “Dump Trump” movement. For this reason, we do not endorse the #BernieOrBust tactic, though we understand the sentiment behind it. Our perspective can best be summarized as: “Dump the Racist Trump: Build the Left from the Grassroots Up.” 

For DSA¹s National Political Committee¹s talking points on electoral activity between now and November, see


http://www.dsausa.org/talking_points_for_dsa_s_electoral_work_dl

There is a good explanation of DSA's orientation to this election at 

http://www.dsausa.org/shaping_a_post_election_multi_racial_politics

See more on Trump, Racism, and the Left .

http://www.dsausa.org/trump_racism_and_the_left_dl

A detailed response to this post will be posted this week.

Trump’s Racially Divisive Politics Must be Exposed and Opposed.

http://www.dsausa.org/trump_s_racially_divisive_politics_must_be_exposed_and_opposed_dl

 

Individually signed posts do not necessarily reflect the views of DSA as an organization or its leadership.  DSA’s perspective on the 2016 elections can be found here. Democratic Left blog post submission guidelines can be found here.

 

 

 


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commented 2016-07-22 14:23:01 -0400 · Flag
In NYC, at least, I haven’t seen any “Dump Trump” movement. Maybe this exists elsewhere. I don’t know. If it isn’t about getting people to vote for Clinton, I’d like to know what it is about, specifically. Mass demonstrations? Cool. Disrupting pro-Trump rallies? Fine by me. But please be precise. What does the NPC want us to do?
commented 2016-07-21 18:28:36 -0400 · Flag
Thank you for this step forward. Sorry Bernie lost, but we cannot stand on the sidelines and let Trump win. I’d rather see Clinton appointing the next SCOTUS justice than a fascist.
commented 2016-07-21 12:04:02 -0400 · Flag
Thank you for your response. The argument that a campaign to defeat Trump is a default campaign to elect Hillary is a canard. No one argued for supporting Hillary. No one argued for joining with the Clinton campaign.
commented 2016-07-21 11:52:06 -0400 · Flag
This is an implicit endorsement of voting for Hillary Clinton. Disappointing.

Starting a Local Chapter from Scratch (9pm Eastern)

October 04, 2016 · 9 rsvps
Webinar, RSVP required for sign in information

So you are now a member of DSA, but there is no local chapter where you live. You are thinking of starting a local chapter, but you're not quite sure how to do it.

In Starting a Local Chapter from Scratch you will learn:

  • how other locals got started in recent years
  • how to find out who is already a member
  • the importance of a comrade
  • how to recruit new members
  • the importance of a mentor
  • how to become a recognized organizing committee
  • how to become a chartered local
  • what works best to bring new people in.

Join us for our latest organizing training for democratic socialist activists: DSA’s (Virtual) Little Red Schoolhouse.

Instructor:

  • Steve Max, DSA Vice Chair and one of the founders of the legendary community organizing school, The Midwest Academy

Training Details:

  1. Workshops are free for any DSA member in good standing.
  2. You need a computer with good internet access.
  3. Your computer must have preferably headphones or else speakers; you can speak thru a mic or use chat to "speak".
  4. If you have questions, contact Theresa Alt talt@igc.org 607-280-7649.
  5. If you have very technical questions, contact Tony Schmitt schmittaj@gmail.com 608-355-6568.
  6. You can participate in every webinar or just attend once in a while.
  7. Workshops will generally be on weekends or evenings.
  8. Participation requires that you register at least 45 hours in advance -- by midnight Sunday for Tuesday's webinar.

NOTE: This training is scheduled for 9:00pm Eastern Time (8pm Central, 7pm Mountain, 6pm Pacific, 5pm Alaska, 3 pm Hawaii).

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DSA New Member Orientation Call

October 19, 2016 · 24 rsvps
DSA New Member Orientation

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.  8 PM ET; 7 PM CT; 6 PM MT; 5 PM PT.

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