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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…

December DSA Dispatch

Last month, just in time for the holidays and heading into union contract negotiations, General Motors told almost 15,000 workers that they were no longer profitable enough for the company, while their CEO collects a salary of $22 million. In the Michigan and Wisconsin state houses, the Republicans pushed through anti-worker legislation before the newly…

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…