DSA Weekly

Some questions about a DSA endorsement of Senator Sanders

Starting right now, DSA’s membership is participating in an advisory poll on whether the organization should endorse Bernie Sanders right now, instead of going through its standard process via chapters and committees. The discussion here at DSA Weekly has been so lively that it’s spilled over on social media. Below, Dave Kamper elaborates on some questions he first raised on Twitter, to help the dialogues happening in chapters and homes everywhere. –

All Politics is Local, Even a Bernie Campaign

  By Ravi Ahmad Being in leadership in DSA has been quite a trip. Most folks are probably at least somewhat aware that I’ve been through several cycles of activism and organizing, from the Communist Party of India (Marxist) to Occupy Wall Street to DSA, with several stops along the way. I also have a…

Can Bernie 2020 Build Chapter-level Capacity? Opportunities, Trade-offs, and Strategic Dilemmas

By Thea Riofrancos How should a growing socialist movement position itself vis-à-vis the recent announcement that Bernie Sanders, a self-identified democratic socialist whose last campaign resulted in an unprecedented boost in our membership and in political-ideological visibility? DSA is now in a different place than we were in 2016. We are over 50,000 members strong,…

On Medicare for All: Fight, Don’t Follow

By Megan Anderson, Timothy Faust, and Steve Way This Wednesday, Representative Pramila Jayapal released her Medicare for All bill. It’s a bigger, more robust bill than last year’s HR 676—in some ways astonishingly strong. We believe that DSA is right to trumpet it out and endorse it. It will now have to be reconciled with…