Information Security Memo for Members

Maintaining security and privacy has always been a challenge for political organizers, long before personal computers and the Internet. Today, the combination of ubiquitous information technology and a radical right-wing authoritarian political climate has made digital security a top concern for politically active organizations and individuals. 

Online harassment and surveillance are, sadly, ubiquitous and effective ways of creating chaos and fear. As DSA grows in membership and influence, we should be prepared for both state and non-state actors to use digital means to attempt to destabilize us. Let us not be victimized when we can readily secure ourselves and our comrades as we organize for socialism. Good information security practices don’t require computer wizardry. A few new habits and tools, consistently applied, will go a long way towards defending our collective work from digital assailants.

This document recommends steps DSA members and chapters can take to promote information security. We've concentrated on actions that are inexpensive and known to be effective. This document will evolve over time to respond to new threats and embrace new defensive tactics.

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New Member Call, June 24

June 22, 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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M4A Chapter Activist Training Call: How to Passing 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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