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September National Political Committee newsletter — Keep fighting for democracy

Last week, the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg reminded us all of the fragile state of our democracy. The fate of millions of working-class people in this country too often lies in the hands of a few appointed justices. Now, as always, we have to keep fighting for democracy at every level of society —…

September Dispatch — Organizing is Personal

I’m going to get a little personal with this Dispatch, please forgive me. I’m in mourning. I grew up bushwhacking around the Pacific Northwest, off-trail hiking even as a child. I saw glorious alpine lakes and ancient trees, and to get there my family visited struggling small towns decimated by the endless corporate appetite for…

August National Political Committee newsletter — Courage and anger

As the pandemic continues to threaten our livelihoods, there has been no meaningful action by state and federal elected officials to protect us. Congress continues to show its loyalty to the ruling class by recessing until early September without any form of relief for the working class. $1200 was not enough in March: we deserve…

August Dispatch: Celebrate our victories and keep fighting

We can win. Friday, July 10 the United Teachers of Los Angeles released a poll of their membership showing 83% wanted full distance learning as the school year starts. Monday, July 13 the school district announced it would be so. Chicago was even faster. This past Tuesday, the Chicago Teachers Union called for a strike…

July National Political Committee newsletter — in crisis, we need collective action

Summer is in full swing and conditions in the U.S. are continuing to deteriorate. The fear and uncertainty about whether another round of relief will be passed federally is only being outweighed by the amount of outrage at the continued escalation of brutal tactics by police and unmarked federal officers on the streets of Portland…

July Dispatch: Ways to fight for our future through DSA

We all need health care, PPE if we are exposed at work, and a roof over our heads. We all need to feel that if we come together, we can overcome what’s happening right now. That we have a future. Instead we face a wave of 28 million evictions at the end of this month…

National Political Committee update — defending Black lives, DSA at 70K

Since we last wrote, working class people across our country have risen up in defense of black lives and to demand justice for the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Thousands of DSA members in major cities, suburban neighborhoods, and even rural communities have joined these popular mobilizations and we in the NPC…

June Dispatch: Growing our power to defund the police and defend black lives

Note: please note after this Dispatch was posted, several announced events were re-scheduled in solidarity with the ongoing uprising in defense of black lives. Rescheduled calls are marked as updated and the new dates included. Defund the police. Fund healthcare, unemployment benefits and PPE. Defend black lives. Defend democracy. Simple demands, yet it takes an…

DSA COVID-19 Bulletin #12

The Fight Continues This bulletin was started to provide socialist analysis of a crisis that was still unfolding, as a complement to DSA’s emergency COVID-19 response. As the crisis has become our new normal, that response has taken on a more permanent character. We’re phasing out this bulletin, but our fight continues. We are in…

May Dispatch: Crisis and Opportunity

“Only a crisis — actual or perceived — produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around. That, I believe, is our basic function: to develop alternatives to existing policies, to keep them alive and available until the politically impossible becomes the politically inevitable.”…