January Updates

  • YDSA Conference - We're in the home stretch of organizing our annual Young Democratic Socialists of America national outreach conference! We expect 300 students from all regions of the country (maybe more - already 80 are registered.) Please publicize the conference online, circulate the scholarship donation link, and make sure YDSA chapters in your area know about it!

    If you can volunteer in advance, or if you live in the Metro Washington D.C. area and can volunteer the weekend of the conference, February 16 -18, please reach out to Lawrence Dreyfuss on staff at volunteer@dsausa.org with "YDSA conf volunteer" in subject line.

    Details at:  http://www.ydsusa.org/2018_winter_conference.
  • Security - The more effective we become, the more we become a target. A new resource was just launched that has pictures of all known undercover associates of James O'Keefe's right-wing Project Veritas - called Project Veritas Exposed. Check it out at https://www.projectveritas.exposed.

  • DSA Swag - DSA Swag store is revamping and has a survey to discover the type of swag members want - please share!

  • National Electoral Committee - Applications for national endorsements will open the first week of February. if your chapter has a candidate that wants to seek a national endorsement too, please email elections@dsausa.org.

  • Medicare 4 All - Boxes with t-shirts and other goodies will go on sale soon! Watch the website for updates: https://medicareforall.dsausa.org/

  • Anti-Racism WG - We are working with United We Dream for a Clean Dream Act.

  • Disability WG - The Disability Working Group has begun work on an accessibility guide and elected a new steering committee member.

  • Legal WG - We are assisting with the incorporation kit and process as well as answering legal questions submitted by chapter leadership.

  • Democratic Left - we are having an editorial group conference call on Thursday, Jan. 18 to reboot the website.

  •  DL Blog - The DL Blog Committee needs submissions for Black History Month. Thanks!

2018 Dues Renewal Drive! 

  • Renewal Kit - The national Fundraising Committee is wrapping up the first round of materials for the dues renewal drive and should have a dues renewal kit out to chapter leaders by the next round of stakeholders calls! In the kit, we’ll have guides for having one-on-one conversations with members about their dues, sample phone-banking scripts, sample calls to actions for big meetings, draft button designs, and more to help your chapter with renewal work.

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 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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