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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…

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…