Bulletin: Last General Meeting of 2019!

It’s that special time of year - In just a few days we’ll be hosting our last General Meeting of 2019! Listen to committee reports about everything happening in the chapter, and hear from special guest Richard Hooker, secretary-treasurer elect of Teamsters Local 623, about the winning #623LivesMatter slate earlier this fall. After the General Meeting business, we’ll jingle and mingle at our winter fundraiser and celebration. As always, let the kids tag along & hang out with the Childcare Committee, for an all-new Kiddos Socialist Reading Program. The full agenda can be found on our website! And, whatever you do, don’t forget to...

It’s that special time of year - In just a few days we’ll be hosting our last General Meeting of 2019! Listen to committee reports about everything happening in the chapter, and hear from special guest Richard Hooker, secretary-treasurer elect of Teamsters Local 623, about the winning #623LivesMatter slate earlier this fall. After the General Meeting business, we’ll jingle and mingle at our winter fundraiser and celebration. As always, let the kids tag along & hang out with the Childcare Committee, for an all-new Kiddos Socialist Reading Program.

The full agenda can be found on our website! And, whatever you do, don’t forget to...

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One last call for Raffle items! We need new and gently used leftist books, curiosities, decorations, handcrafted items, sealed bottles of alcohol, event tickets, gift cards, etc. No item is too small. Email mark.r.blaho@gmail.com for questions and to coordinate pickup. They’re also looking for volunteers for setup, bartending, selling raffle tickets, and teardown for our fundraiser. Email Mark if you can help out!

National DSA Election Dispatch

Philly DSA is extremely proud of our Bernie campaign work (we had 75+ people at our last mass canvass! It is DECEMBER!), but we’re far from the only chapter out on doors:

This Week in Unions

If your union does something cool between Bulletins, let us know on Facebook or Twitter! Also, if you’re a union member and a member of Philly DSA interested in getting involved with our Labor for Bernie work, please fill out this form.

Events

Bernie 2020 South Philly Canvass

Thursday, December 12 | 6:00 - 8:30 pm | 1843 S. 15th Street

End-of-year General Meeting and Fundraiser

Saturday, December 14 | 12:00 - 4:30 pm | William Way Ballroom | 1315 Spruce St

Bernie 2020 South Philly Canvass

Monday, December 16 | 6:00 - 8:30 pm | 1605 S 19th St

BuxMont DSA: December General Meeting & Potluck

Tuesday, December 17 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm | Reformed Church of the Ascension, United Church of Christ | 1700 W Main St, Jeffersonville, PA 19403

Bernie 2020 Kensington Canvass

Tuesday, December 17 | 6:00 - 8:30 pm | 2543 Kern St

SOS Toxic Schools Rally in Harrisburg with Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler

Wednesday, December 18 | 10:00 am | Capitol Rotunda | Harrisburg, PA

Marx Reading Group: Karl Kautsky

Wednesday, December 18 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm | Chapterhouse Cafe | 620 South 9th Street

Bernie Debate Watch Party

Thursday, December 19 | Doors at 8:30 pm | Parish Room, First Unitarian Church | 2125 Chestnut St

Bernie 2020 Olney Canvass

Saturday, December 21 | 12:00 - 4:00 pm | 168 W Godfrey Ave

Bernie 2020 Mass Canvass

Saturday, January 4 | 12:00 - 4:00 pm | West Kensington Ministry | 2140 N Hancock St

Upcoming Committee & Branch Meetings

Policy Committee Meeting

Tuesday, January 7 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm | Penn Bookstore | 3601 Walnut Street

Announcements

Host a Canvass!

Over the past few months, Philly DSA for Bernie has ramped up our canvassing operation and we need your help! Through the Primary we’ll be running smaller, shorter weeknight and weekend canvasses out of members' homes! If you're interested in hosting a canvass at your residence, please fill out this form. We especially need hosts in the North, Northeast, Northwest and Southwest. Please email Vicki at victoriaannfleck@gmail.com with any questions.

DSA’S National Electoral Committee is Looking for Members!

The NEC supports trainings, supports campaign endorsements, and seeks to integrate electoral work with all National campaigns. They are seeking 21 new members in total for a term that lasts from the beginning of 2020 until shortly after the 2021 convention. Applications will be accepted until December 15th. Questions? Reach out to elections@dsausa.org.

Member Surveys: Childcare

The Childcare Committee has prepared an initial survey to assess member needs and interests in order to guide their work. Please take a moment to fill out the survey.

Support 👏 Philly 👏 DSA 👏!

Local Dues - support our campaign work and cover everyday operating costs like meeting space // Contribute to Philly DSA PAC - help fund our independent electoral campaigns // Accommodations, Accessibility, Childcare - let us know what you need to stay involved // Moved away from Philly? - update your address on the DSA national database.

Harassment and Grievance Process

In accordance with Article XIII of our Bylaws, a commission has been formed to receive, process, and review grievances for disciplinary action. To read more about the process or to file a grievance you can do so here.

 

We'll see you next year...unless,

Philly DSA Bulletin Team

 

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