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September DSA Dispatch

Our country is in flames. The Republican Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh calls birth control abortion and basic health and safety regulations government overreach. Police can apparently enter a private home without cause and shoot a man because he’s black, Democratic and Republican politicians can purge tens of thousands of voters from the rolls, federal…

August DSA Dispatch

We’re doing something right, because they’re coming after us. Last week our member Julia Salazar, New York state senate candidate in Brooklyn, was taken to court in a frivolous lawsuit by the Democratic incumbent Senator Martin Dilan. I sat in solidarity in the courtroom as the Senator’s pitbull of a lawyer grilled Julia for hours…

July DSA Dispatch

I never thought the New York Daily News would publish an op ed from me about democratic socialism, but they did Monday! I’ve linked to it below, along with some updates from the national office. But first, let’s think about the bittersweet and extraordinary political moment in which we find ourselves and our organization. While the nation was transfixed…

June 2018 National Updates

Announcing our National Harassment and Grievance Officer In response to delegates’ democratic decision at the last convention, and in our quest to build a strong DSA where all members can organize and thrive, we have hired a National Harassment and Grievance Officer (NHGO). Members must trust that if they come forward with concerns, they will…

DSAers Strike Down Barriers to Reproductive Justice

As part of our support for reproductive justice, DSA chapters across the United States participated in the April Abortion Access Bowl-A-Thon for the National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF). The NNAF provides grants and support for people who face economic barriers to receive abortion services. Click Read More for how you can donate — there’s still time!…

Naomi Klein & Bhaskar Sunkara in Conversation

A conversation with Naomi Klein, author of No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need, and Bhaskar Sunkara, editor of Jacobin. Click here to Purchase No is Not Enough.

DSA stands with immigrants — no DACA repeal!

Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions have announced their plan to end DACA — a program that allows undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children the opportunity to work and live in peace. Right now, DSAers across Texas are working with immigrant rights groups to protest Trump’s plan and demand better. DSA Santa Fe…

URGENT: DSA and Partners Organizing Health Care Sit-Ins 7/6

Senate Republicans want to take away health insurance from 22 million people and cut Medicaid by $772 billion over the next decade, eliminating or diminishing health services for up to thirty-four million children, eleven million disabled people, and seven million seniors, many of whom live in nursing homes. Why? To provide a 541 billion dollar…

URGENT: DSA Stands With AT&T Workers

CWA union members have been working closely with DSA on organizing efforts across the country. 38,000 CWA folks at AT&T have been working without a contract. This has gone on far too long. Now AT&T workers in 36 states and Washington, DC are on strike. DSA’s national Steering Committee endorses this strike. DSA local groups and…

Congratulations to DSA’s own khalid kamau and Dylan Parker!

Congratulations to khalid kamau, who won his South Fulton City Council race in a landslide. Check out the Huffington Post coverage here. In the Yoruba tradition, khalid uses lower-case letters for his name. This shows a stronger tie to the community than to the individual, a sentiment echoed in his activist work and community outreach projects.…