Emergency Post-Charlottesville DSA Organizing Guide


For all DSA members and chapters, here is our post-Charlottesville organizing guide. There are some great tips here about running meetings, doing outreach, and finding concrete ways to help. You can download the guide here.

We also have a great DSA anti-fascist, anti-hate sign available here. You can print this out for rallies in your area, or to put in your window.

We cannot allow the organized neo-Nazi movement to use the Charlottesville tragedy to consolidate and expand their violent offensive against people of color and against the left.

Therefore, a three pronged strategy should structure our work.

  1. Defend our communities and institutions from neo-fascist violence.

  2. Continue to organize a grassroots multi-racial working class movement fighting for visionary, transformative reforms like Medicare for all.

  3. Fight the battle of ideas - fight racism and anti-Semitism with socialism, not with neoliberalism.

People everywhere will be looking to groups like DSA for a community of support and ways to take action, so we recommend you organize general interest DSA meetings to recruit folks for near and long term action.

Click on the Download PDF icons on the left for the organizing guide and DSA anti-hate sign.

How to Run a Canvass Training

March 18, 2018

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March 18th, 2018 - 4pm ET/3pm CT/2pm MT/1pm PST

At this training, we'll be running through the basics of how to set up a Medicare for All canvassing campaign in your chapter. Canvassing is a foundational political skill, and one that will help build DSA's political capacity to fight for socialism now and going forward. This training will include a "Rap Training," where we'll be going over in a bit more detail the Medicare for all door-knocking rap so as to get people comfortable with talking about the need for single-payer healthcare.

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Talking About Socialism Webinar

March 25, 2018

This training is at 7:00 pm ET, 6:00 pm CT, 5:00 pm MT, 4:00 pm PT

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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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