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Special Post-Election Dispatch

The Democrats won back the House of Representatives Tuesday. But that very night Nancy Pelosi signaled she’s ready to collaborate with Trump, who within 24 hours had a reporter kicked out of the White House and later released a doctored video about the incident. No one will save us but ourselves. Not the Supreme Court, even with…

DSA supports workers on strike at Marriott

UPDATE 12/3/2018: After 60 days, workers in all of the striking cities have reached agreements with Marriott. Congratulations to the UNITE HERE workers for standing up to say that “One Job Should Be Enough!” Democratic Socialists of America stands strongly in support of nearly 8,000 hotel workers of UNITE HERE on strike at Marriott for…

DSA Endorses California’s Proposition 10

DSA’s nationally elected leadership, the National Political Committee (NPC), endorses California’s Proposition 10. This ballot initiative would expand rent control, preventing evictions and stabilizing communities in the face of gentrification. Proposition 10, the Affordable Housing Act, would allow communities to expand and strengthen tenant protections, legalizing rent control for every California renter regardless of what…

LEGALIZE RENT CONTROL!

Tell The Today Show: Don’t Re-Brand Racism!

Yesterday the Today Show aired a softball interview with Patrick Casey, the ‘clean-cut’ leader of white nationalist group Identity Evropa (pronounced Eur-OH-pa). Identity Evropa was one of the far-right groups that organized last year’s deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville. The interviewer asked Casey a bunch of easy questions with no rebuttal — including…

October Dispatch: Elections Matter — and are Not Enough

I want to start this month’s Dispatch by celebrating the folks who helped lead the DSA charge against Brett Kavanaugh last month. Allie and Chris, NPC members who took action in Washington, DC; Kim and Renee who helped develop our Unleash Your Fury Socialist Feminist Working Group messaging; and Anna, Regina and Annie for creating…

Unleash Your Fury: DSA Stop Kavanaugh Week of Action, Walk Out on Thursday

We are launching emergency actions THIS WEEK. Here’s what you can do now: Contact your DSA chapter about local actions.  The Socialist Feminist Working Group and NPC asks all local groups to mobilize as soon as possible. The Senate may vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation this week or Saturday. Print out a DSA Stop Kavanaugh sign and bring…

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…