The rundown: Our General Meeting is coming up, and all the links you’ll need are below. The Electoral Committee has decided to refrain from voting on endorsements for State House races until redistricting is complete.
Our next General Meeting is Saturday, December 4 from 12-4! Philly DSA General Meetings are where the general membership comes together to consider and vote on resolutions. Be sure to RSVP as soon as possible, so you get the Zoom link the morning of the GM. This month, we’ll hear from candidates seeking electoral endorsement for 2022.
As a reminder, the timeline for submitting resolutions has passed. Members in good standing may submit amendments to these resolutions by emailing the amendment text and the resolution to which it applies to [email protected] by Tuesday, November 30 at 9pm. View all the materials you’ll need to participate in the GM here!
After careful consideration of the candidates and their districts, the Electoral Committee has opted to delay voting on endorsement recommendation for State House candidates while we await the results of Pennsylvania’s redistricting process. Read more about this decision.
Finally, during the General Meeting, we will be voting on a new PHL DSA logo. All members of DSA interested in contributing a design to our logo design contest will be asked to submit a logo by December 1. You can submit them now through this form. The design does not need to be finalized or perfected in any way; a sketch or drawing are more than sufficient. Please tell your design-curious friends!
On the calendarUnless otherwise specified, all events are held via Zoom.
Member Engagement Committee Meeting, November 28 at 3pmJoin this regular committee meeting to help plan our holiday party!
Happy Hour for New Members, November 29 at 5pm at the 700This special edition happy hour will be a great place for new members to come and learn more about the many ways to get involved!
Who Really Owns Philadelphia Gas Works? November 30 at 7pmIn conversation with other organizations that are working to transform the utility, we’ll explore how PGW operates, why it’s failing the people of Philadelphia, and what kind of reforms can ensure a future for PGW that is sustainable, equitable, and just.
Racial Justice Committee Open Meeting, December 1 at 6pmJoin us as we discuss our campaign to create commemoration for multi-racial union leader Ben Fletcher, how we are implementing and thinking about Racial Justice within our own organization, updates from the Defund Campaign, and more.
Night School: Mass Incarceration, December 1 at 7pmWhat policies actually lead to high incarceration rates? What is the relationship between race, class, and incarceration? Join Philly DSA as we break down the politics and economics of mass incarceration in America.
Housing Committee Meeting, December 2 at 8pmDiscuss our ongoing projects, including our Stomp Out Slumlords tenant organizing campaign and the city-wide legislative campaign for rent control.
Defund the Police Campaign Meeting, December 3 at 6pmJoin us as we discuss current events, give updates on the campaign's initiatives, and chat about the increase in police in universities and on campuses.
Socialism 101: The Paris Commune, December 3 at 7pmLearn about the Paris Commune of 1871, Marx's Paris Commune Address of 1872, and the role of socialists in political movements.
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Updates from the branches
BuxMont DSACouncil Watch, November 28 at 4pmThe BuxMont DSA Council Watch is an organized affinity group that meets on the 4th Sunday each month to discuss what their mayors, municipal councils, school boards, and local government are up to.Bucks Tenant Solidarity, December 1 at 6pmAre you ready to get involved in the fight against oppressive landlords in Bucks county? Do you want to help keep our neighbors facing eviction in their homes this winter? Renters and non-renters alike are welcome.
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