Socialist Activist Skills Trainings

DSAers don't just talk about our vision for a democratic socialist future. We also join the fights in the here and now.

Below are links to online trainings to help you become a stronger socialist activist!

Socialist Pressure Campaign Strategy

Click on the title above to learn how to develop an activist (not electoral) issue campaign to pressure a decision maker, whether elected or otherwise, to do something you want.

Building a Healthy DSA Chapter

Click on the title above to learn how to develop healthy DSA chapters - both a diverse membership and a respectful space where all voices can be heard during discussion and decision making.

Recruiting New Members and Volunteers

Click on the title above to learn how to organize activities which will interest new folks and how to follow up and have one on one conversations with them to get them more involved in DSA.

Planning Successful Events

Click on the title above to learn how to organize awesome events, including thinking through a calendar year and planning ahead to turn people out and make sure the logistics all come together well.

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 <> 607-280-7649.

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