April Updates

  • Socialist Feminist Approaches to Medicare for All

Webinar Wednesday, May 2, 2018 9pm ET/ 8pm CT/7pm MT/ 6pm PT

Women are the major users of health care, both for themselves and for their children and often their parents. Women are also the majority of health care providers, as nurses, home health care workers and often as unpaid providers for elderly relatives. What are the specific concerns for women related to health and how can we organize to address them? What does this mean for our Medicare for All campaign? Join panelists Natalie Shure, Megan Svoboda and Amy Zachmeyer, and National Director Maria Svart to discuss socialist feminist approaches to Medicare for All. Click here to RSVP.

  • Share Your Amazing Work - You can submit media (videos, audio, articles, etc.) about all your great work to national staff. We’ll use national social media and promotional materials to amplify if! Share here: http://bit.ly/dsa-share-work
  • Mailing Addresses - If someone in your chapter has moved and needs to update their address, have them fill in the mailing address change form. They MUST enter the same email address that they use for DSA email: https://act.dsausa.org/survey/mailingaddr/

  • Dues Drive - The dues drive handbook is almost ready to go! We’ve got mobilizer & dues drive training calls coming up so you can practice the skills you need to deepen relationships across your membership and renew members’ commitment to DSA. And we’re continuing monthly reports on your progress toward your chapter’s goals on this month’s stakeholder calls.
  • Training Calls:
  • NEC - The NEC's applications to run for the committee are now closed and electoral working groups across the country will begin voting on the NEC in the next week (to be decided by the beginning of May). The NEC is also processing their first batch of candidates applying for national endorsements and hosting trainings weekly. Our chapter outreach team is working on contacting over 100 chapters to discuss forming electoral working groups and improving our chapters’ existing electoral work! You can find out more information at electoral.dsausa.org.

  • DSLC - The Labor Commission was excited to hold a great meeting with DSA members at the Labor Notes conference at the beginning of the month--over 100 members were in attendance! While there, the Steering Committee met in person for the first time and has formed five subcommittees to help us facilitate labor work. If you'd like to join one of the subcommittees, please email dslc@dsausa.org and specify which subcommittee you'd like to join.
    • Education
    • Leadership Development
    • Organizing the Unorganized
    • Communications
    • Mapping Labor in DSA
  • M4A - April 21 - 22 will be a Medicare for All national day of action! Plan a local activity about Medicare for All and get in touch with the national organizers to register your event on the national M4A website. 
  • DSA Blog - We are gearing up for more coverage of chapters, political analysis, and new editorials.
  • Religion & Socialism Working Group - The Poor People’s Campaign is underway with DSA webinars and trainings towards their 40 Days of Action starting in mid-May.

  • DSA’s 2017 National Convention passed a resolution calling for the establishment of a national grievance and dispute resolution system to address members’ harassment complaints within the organization. DSA is engaging a self-employed independent contractor for a short-term project to develop and launch a national grievance and mediation system for DSA in line with 2017 convention guidelines. Click here to see the Request for Proposals.

New Member Call, June 24

June 24, 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

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**Note: this page originally had the wrong date listed. The Correct date is Sunday the 24th**

M4A Chapter Activist Training Call: How to Pass a Medicare for All City Council Resolution

June 30, 2018

Saturday June 30th at 4pm ET/3pm CT/2pm MT/1pm PST

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In March, Philadelphia DSA members showed up in droves with healthcare workers, community members, and elected leaders to pass a Philadelphia city-wide resolution supporting the Medicare for All Act of 2017 and affirming universal access to healthcare as a human right. This victory showed that in a city where the poverty rate is over 26%, city council leaders learned where to stand when it comes to universal healthcare. To move a national campaign to win Medicare for All, we need to build support from a broad range of cities and municipalities across the country. With some research, planning, and lobbying, you could work with city council members to pass a resolution of support in your city too!

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