No Ban – No Wall, DSA Builds Activist Response to Trump’s Actions

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Anti-Racism Working Group- DSA 

On January 23, Donald Trump signed executive orders to build the wall along the Mexican border and changed the terms of engagement of the federal Border Patrol.   If this order is found constitutional, the Border Patrol and ICE could subject millions of immigrants to deportations.  He also issued an order threatening to withdraw federal funds from the more than 300 U.S. cities that have declared themselves sanctuaries for immigrant students, workers, and members of their families.  Targeting sanctuary cities in this way is contrary to U.S. law and the constitution

On Friday, Jan 27, Trump signed an executive order that effectively prohibits the entry into the United States of refugees and Muslim citizens of seven countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

The order affects approximately 25,000 people holding student and work visas.

Opposition to these actions has emerged from all sides.

Congratulations to all of those in local DSA chapters who have participated in the demonstrations at airports and immigration offices.   Our next step is to increase our efforts and effectiveness by coordinating this work

This emergency is an important time to expand DSA’s new anti racism organizing initiatives.

DSA’s Anti-Racism Working Group has been preparing for this assault, and we invite you to join us in this urgent effort.

A steering committee of the ARWG has developed two projects and intends to develop more.  Current projects include national committees on (1) Immigrant Rights and Solidarity and (2)Anti-Islamophobia/Police Brutality Subcommittee .  Additional committees are in the planning stages.

Our volunteers have been telephoning local chapters to identify persons interested in working with these committees.  The next step is a conference call scheduled for Feb.7 at 8 PM Eastern to develop teams of activists to engage this work and to coordinate with the ARWG.  If you are working on these issues or interested in working on these issues, you should be on this call.

Our plan is to find DSA organizers willing to be leaders in their local areas and liaisons with the national effort on these two projects.  

We have assembled important information and materials to assist groups in their local organizing. The national office has produced new graphics and signage for use in demonstrations. We encourage locals to plan and initiate their own actions such as establishing and activating  an emergency response network.  Team leaders are expected  to stay in touch with the national team through the ARWG calls.

If you are not in an area with a DSA or YDS local, we encourage you to work directly with the committees of the ARWG.

Persons interested in working as a part of these teams should send an e mail to  antiracism@dsausa.org. We will provide the details for participating in the conference call and gaining access to the materials currently available. We request your participation. We need volunteer participation to make this work.

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The Anti-Racism Working Group of DSA.

Jared Abbot, Demitrius Callins, Adam Cardo, Duane Campbell, Elizabeth Henderson, Javier Miranda, Maria Svart.

 

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July 2018 NPC Live Stream

July 21, 2018

July 21-22 is the fourth meeting of the current National Political Committee, taking place in New York, NY. DSA members can watch a livestream of the meeting, which will be put online in real time.

The Saturday session will be livestreamed beginning at 9AM ET/8AM CT/7AM MT/6AM PT and ending at 6PM ET/5PM CT/4 PM MT/3PM PT. The Sunday session will be livestreamed beginning at 9AM ET/8AM CT/7AM MT/6AM PT and ending at 2PM ET/1PM ET/12PM MT/11AM PT.

This stream will be limited to DSA members. To check that every person interested in watching is up-to-date with their dues, we ask that you RSVP for access to the livestream.

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New Member Call, July 22

July 22, 2018

July 22, 2018

9pm ET/8 CT/7 MT/6 PT

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You've joined DSA - Great! Now register for this New Member Orientation call and find out more about our politics and our vision. And, most importantly, how you can become involved.

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Talking About Socialism: Create Your Own Rap

July 25, 2018

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9pm ET/8pm CT/7pm MT/6pm PST

This workshop is for those who have already had an introduction to democratic socialism, whether from DSA’s webinar or from other sources. Prepare for conversations about socialism that happen when you table or canvass. Join Steve Max, a founder of the legendary community organizing school, the Midwest Academy, to practice talking about socialism in plain language. Create your own short rap. Use your personal experience and story to explain democratic socialism. 

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New Member Call, August 12

August 12, 2018

August 12, 2018

7:30pm ET/6:30 CT/5:30 MT/4:30 PT

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You've joined DSA - Great! Now register for this New Member Orientation call and find out more about our politics and our vision. And, most importantly, how you can become involved.

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