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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…

2019 Abortion Access Bowl-a-thon: Donate or Sign Up Now!

Last year, 26 DSA teams raised $91,425 to help low-income pregnant people access abortion care through the Abortion Access Bowl-A-Thon for the National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF). Since then, our membership has surpassed 55,000 members. Our movement has grown in numbers, strength, and dedication, and this year we’re back and ready to raise even…

Bernie poll results and next steps

On March 5th, DSA’s National Political Committee sent an advisory poll asking all members whether DSA should endorse Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. This poll closed on March 12th at noon EST. The response was overwhelmingly in favor: 76% of participants said Yes, and 24% said No. 13,324 DSA members, or 24% of eligible membership, participated in the poll. For such a…

March Dispatch: It’s About Power

I’m power hungry. I know that’s something people, especially women, aren’t supposed to say. But we need to get serious. Teachers from California to Kentucky know it. Nurses in New York know it. Locomotive engineers in Pennsylvania know it. Grocery store clerks in Connecticut know it. And they know that the source of our power…

Sanders Endorsement Advisory Poll

As part of DSA’s Bernie 2020 endorsement debate process, we are currently conducting an advisory member poll. DSA’s elected leadership body, the National Political Committee (NPC) will consider the poll results as they make their decision on endorsement at their upcoming emergency endorsement meeting, to be held on or before March 21. You can read…

February Dispatch: they’re afraid of us

In his State of the Union speech this week Trump demonized people who seek abortions. He demonized immigrants. And he demonized socialists. Nancy Pelosi and Elizabeth Warren were quick to clap at that. But you and I, we know that they attack us because they fear us. DSAers are knocking on doors and the halls…

Los Angeles Teachers Win Big After Massive Strike

A statement from the Democratic Socialists Labor Commission (DSLC) about UTLA’s historic victory On Tuesday, January 22, teachers, students, parents, and the working class of Los Angeles won a profound victory. After their organized and powerful week-long strike, the union that represents teachers and school personnel in Los Angeles, UTLA, ratified an agreement with the…

Urgent Solidarity Needed with Federal Workers

DSA’s Democratic Socialist Labor Commission supports the federal workers affected by the government shutdown. Trump is trying to divide the working class as part of his racist agenda, but DSA members who are federal workers are speaking out and building solidarity. You can read their statement below for more on how the shutdown hurts working…

Democratic Socialist Labor Commission (DSLC) Supports LA Teachers

DSA’s Democratic Socialist Labor Commission (DSLC) stands in solidarity with the United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) as they prepare to go on strike. DSA members who are UTLA rank and file members are fighting for the schools their kids deserve, and they need our support now more than ever. Below you can read an…

January DSA Dispatch

The foundations of our society are crumbling. Wealthy commentators focused on the beltway are gloating that Trump is in trouble, while Trump’s base is itching for a national emergency, and suicides everywhere are through the roof. Whole species are going extinct and too many progressives accept the frame that migrants are our enemy, not the…