December Updates for Chapter Leaders

Democratic Socialist Labor Commission

DSLC: If you’re affiliated with labor--meaning you are a member of a labor union/worker center or you work for one--you’re eligible for membership in the new national Democratic Socialist Labor Commission. To join, fill out this form by January 7. See Stakeholders Bulletin section of the website.

Democratic Left

The deadline to apply to the Democratic Left and Socialist Bulletin editorial teams has been extended to December 15. Apply here.

M4A

The Medicare for All committee is encouraging chapters and individual members to join the campaign on a rolling basis. Medicare for All Call coming up on Thursday

Anti-Tax Bill Coalition

DSA has joined the Stop the GOP Tax Scam coalition, which includes CWA, Our Revolution, National Nurses United, and People for Bernie. They’re organizing decentralized actions that your chapter can join through their website. See email Maria Svart sent out earlier today, poster, etc. Friday is National DSA Day of Action

Defend DACA

DSA has joined the Our DREAM coalition, which is organizing a mass civil disobedience in Washington DC on December 18, to pressure lawmakers to include a clean DREAM act in the Omnibus Spending Bill.

Dues Renewal 

Remember to renew your dues, and try a monthly contribution this time.

Chapter Incorporation Update

We are close to finalizing the Incorporation Kit and plan to send it out by the end of the year. In the meantime, check out this checklist to familiarize yourself with the process. We want your input on sample chapter bylaws! Please read this cover letter and give feedback on draft bylaws by 9 am PT on December 26. Our 2017 Constitution states that newly approved chapters must adopt a “Standard New Local Constitution,” and we need to submit model chapter bylaws as part of our group exemption request to the IRS. After incorporating chapter leaders’ input, the NPC’s Steering Committee, the OC/ Chapter Committee, and DSA’s attorney will make final revisions.

Sample Bylaws for DSA Local Chapters - Cover Letter

Sample Bylaws for DSA Local Chapters - Dec 12 2017

Chapter Incorporation One Pager

 

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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