Pete Davis and Martin Drake: Participatory Governance and a Democratic Alternative

Thursday at 6:30pm EST/5:30pm CT/4:30pm

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A robust conception of democracy is at the core of leftist politics. Unfortunately, we’ve inherited a very weak version of democracy. We’re told government-appointed bureaucrats and “experts” should do all of our decision making for us. We’re told democracy doesn't apply to the private sector. Even our civic advocacy groups tell us “give us your money, and our lawyers/lobbyists/activists will do the democratic work for you.”

We need a much broader vision of democracy. Democracy means participation in decisions over how resources are allocated in society. Democracy means control over the public and private institutions that dominate our lives. And, most importantly, democracy means inclusion: a single citizenry, with equal right and ability to participate in decisions afforded to all—because liberation is simply privilege extended if it doesn’t apply to all of us.

Please join the Democratic Alternative's Pete Davis and Martin Drake this Thursday at 6:30pm EST/5:30pm CT/4:30pm MT/3:30PST for a discussion about what a vision for robust, participatory democracy looks like, how it forms the bedrock of leftist politics, and what DSA and other civic groups can do to practice participation and inclusion to strengthen their own communities.

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December 21, 2017 at 6:30pm - 8pm

DSA Immigration Rights Rapid Response: #AbolishICE

June 21, 2018

Thursday, June 21st at 8:30pm ET/7:30pm CT/6:30pm MT/5:30pm PT

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The Trump administration’s policy of separating families seeking asylum is only the latest in a escalation of anti-immigrant policies. We need to #AbolishICE now. Join us for an emergency call with the national DSA Immigrant Rights committee and our allies to discuss our strategy.

If you cannot make this call, please sign up here for a call recording and more organizing resources.

New Member Call, June 24

June 24, 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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Sam M

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**Note: this page originally had the wrong date listed. The Correct date is Sunday the 24th**

M4A Chapter Activist Training Call: How to Pass a Medicare for All City Council Resolution

June 30, 2018

Saturday June 30th at 4pm ET/3pm CT/2pm MT/1pm PST

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In March, Philadelphia DSA members showed up in droves with healthcare workers, community members, and elected leaders to pass a Philadelphia city-wide resolution supporting the Medicare for All Act of 2017 and affirming universal access to healthcare as a human right. This victory showed that in a city where the poverty rate is over 26%, city council leaders learned where to stand when it comes to universal healthcare. To move a national campaign to win Medicare for All, we need to build support from a broad range of cities and municipalities across the country. With some research, planning, and lobbying, you could work with city council members to pass a resolution of support in your city too!

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