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Strikes and solidarity are our weapons: mid-September Dispatch

In the last few weeks, we’ve seen our future. Bahamian refugees who lost everything in the hurricane were turned back by Republican politicians. Families who lost people to the manufactured opioid epidemic saw paltry results in the Sackler OxyContin lawsuit. Trump’s trade war with China continues to devastate US farmers already suffering from record floods.…

August Dispatch

WOW! I cannot believe we are three weeks out from the convention! It went by so fast as we continue to work on post convention tasks and also pick up the projects we set aside the last few months when we were in the home stretch. But I never forget that the internal work we…

DSA International Committee Action Alert — Help STOP the War in Yemen!

August is a Global Month of Action for Yemen and you can take action! As we speak, Congress is deciding what amendments will stay in the “veto proof” National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes Pentagon spending. We need to act fast to make sure language to end the Yemen war isn’t stripped from the final version…

Volunteers Needed: Translating Website Content

We’re getting close to wrapping up work on a new design for our website, and we’d like to make translating site content a priority. We’ll be translating site content from English to Spanish as part of our main website redesign, as well as the upcoming My DSA app (more details on that to come). To…

Special Mid-Month Dispatch

We have a lot going on and I wanted to be sure we are in touch with you even if you are not attending the convention! Reminder to Chapters and Members of the Critical Need for Confidentiality in the Grievance Process Jane McAlevey Tools from No Shortcuts to Organizing for Power Series Democratic Socialist Labor…

July Dispatch: Who is Next?

National Updates Table of Contents I am filled with rage. Our children live in cages (they are all our children.) Our elderly live under overpasses. Our parents die of preventable health problems or police gunshots. The times can feel hopeless, and as Jane McAlevey mentioned on our mass organizing call with her this past weekend,…

National Week of Action for Reproductive Justice, June 22-30, 2019

Updated 6/19/2019 Abortion rights are under accelerating attack in the United States, both on the federal level and in the states. Within the first five months of 2019, draconian abortion bans have passed in Ohio, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Georgia, and Alabama. Once the newly passed laws are enacted, legal abortion will be dramatically limited or…

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June Dispatch

National Updates Table of Contents What a month, between the horrific abortion ban and birth control laws gaining steam, Trump’s expansion of religious exemption rules which allow health care providers to refuse care to LGBTQ people up to and including emergency room care, and Democrat Joe Biden’s waffling on the Hyde Amendment, which bans federal…

May Day Dispatch + National Convention Updates

National Updates Table of Contents Happy belated May Day as we move forward with fits and starts, setbacks and advances. This holiday is an opportunity to remember the history of our class struggle, from Haymarket to Ferguson, commemorate those we have lost, and learn lessons for our future. We’ll need to be sharp, because our…

April Dispatch: Bernie Called to Say Thanks

Bernie Sanders called me this week to thank DSA for endorsing him and congratulate us on our electoral victories in Chicago against Rahm Emanuel’s machine candidates. I have been in Brussels, Belgium, meeting with left wing parties in the European Parliament, so I could truthfully tell him that not just our members, but outside the…