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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…

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…