Delegate Travel Share Information

Convention delegates (not observers or alternates, unless they are seated) take part in a mandatory travel share to help equalize transportation costs for attendees. Under this system, we can make sure those traveling farther away can pay roughly the same as those traveling from nearby. In this small way, we can put our socialist values into action. This system is mandatory in order to vote in the convention. If you cannot pay the travel share, please see the hardship waiver information below.

Before the convention begins every delegate must have either paid $75 into the travel share fund or submitted their travel cost information.

Every delegate must pick one of two options for the travel share:

Option 1: If you are are driving, flying with frequent flyer miles, or taking a bus or a train (unless cost is comparable to an airfare) you must pay $75 into the travel share fund. Please make your travel share payment here.

Option 2: If you are flying, or have transportation costs comparable to an airfare, you should have submitted your cost information with the second step of your registration. If you completed your registration before you had this information, please submit this form

 We will calculate the average cost of delegates choosing option 2 (currently at about $380) and then subsidize it with the $75 payments from folks who chose option one.

If you are in pool 2 and your travel cost is less than the estimated travel share you must pay the difference into the fund at the registration table.

If you are in pool 2 and your travel cost is more than the estimate you will receive a rebate of the difference after the convention. .

Covered expenses for option 2 include airfare, bus fare or train fare, or mileage and tolls (based on the IRS charity mileage rate in effect at the convention (currently 14 cents a mile).  Most people who fly chose option 2. Hotel costs, transportation to or from an airport or other terminal, baggage fees and meal costs are not included.  Transportation costs deemed excessive may be reduced for the purpose of calculating and dispensing rebates. Travel from outside the United States is not included.

If you are unable to participate in the travel share system because of financial hardship, please use this form to submit a request to waive your travel share payment

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

M4A Chapter Activist Training Call: How to Passing 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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