Democratic Left Magazine - Spring 2018

From the National Director: This is How We Win

Socialists care about power. We want to win it, and we want to wield it. We want power because that is the only way to get free. But what is power? How do we build it?

Fighting Unequal Access

A program of universal healthcare such as Medicare for All would have a significant impact on African Americans.

Women’s Double Healthcare Jeopardy

Women of color and disabled women are even less likely than white women to have any paid time off from paid work to fulfill health or care needs.

Does Medicare for All Advance Socialist Politics?

If we are to talk about the strategic importance of M4A for socialist politics, we must make an honest assessment of the contemporary power of the left.

Devil in the Details: Disabilities and M4A

Medicare For All is a fight that needs to be joined. But it presents special challenges for disabled people, and a universal program will require remedial legislation on the congressional level with attention to the regulations that provide the foundations of the program.

Labor’s Stake in Medicare for All

If a united labor movement were to get behind the campaign, it would be a game changer. Not only would it benefit millions of people, it would revitalize a beleaguered labor movement.

Hospital Closings Threaten Survival of Rural Areas

Rural hospital closings are killing rural America. A strong push by DSA to combat the trend through building support for single-payer healthcare could give rural Americans hope.

Changing the Conversation: Igniting a Poor People’s Campaign

One commemoration to which democratic socialists should pay particular attention, in part because their forebears had so much to do with it, may be slighted in the mainstream media: the Poor People’s Campaign launched by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).

DSA Across the USA

A round-up of DSA Chapter actions and activities across the country.

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.

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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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