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The rundown: Important links for Saturday’s General Meeting are in your inbox under “General Meeting Important Links.” If you can’t find them, email [email protected] ASAP. You’ll need them to vote on Paul Prescod’s endorsement and our chapter resolutions. 

The rundown: Important links for Saturday’s General Meeting are in your inbox under “General Meeting Important Links.” If you can’t find them, email [email protected] ASAP. You’ll need them to vote on Paul Prescod’s endorsement and our chapter resolutions. 

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We hope you’ll join us for our December General meeting, this Saturday at noon. Be sure to RSVP as soon as possible, so you get the Zoom link the morning of the GM. 

Materials you’ll need to take part in the GM are available here! You should have already received your unique credentials to vote, in an email called “December General Meeting Important Links.” If you plan to vote at the GM and can’t find this email, please check your spam folder. If it’s not there, email [email protected] to receive your information ASAP.

The Electoral Committee has recommended State Senate candidate Paul Prescod for endorsement by the local, but it is ultimately up to members to decide. At this Saturday’s GM, members will have the opportunity to hear from Paul and cast a vote on his endorsement. You can view Paul’s DSA questionnaire and submit a question for him during the candidate forum at the General Meeting using this form. 

If you’re still looking for more DSA after the meeting, we hope you’ll join us for a post-GM Happy Hour at Love City Brewing in Callowhill at 4:30pm. 

On the calendar
Unless otherwise specified, all events are held via Zoom. 

Housing Committee Meeting, tonight at 8pm
Discuss 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 6pm
Join 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 7pm
Learn about the Paris Commune of 1871, Marx's Paris Commune Address of 1872, and the role of socialists in political movements.

Post-GM Happy Hour at Love City Brewing,  December 4 at 4:30pm
The location has a spacious tented outside area, allows outside food, and also has a food truck. Folks can also hang out inside if they prefer. Vaccines required!

Green New Deal Commission Meeting, December 6 at 6:30pm
Hear updates on the chapter's Green New Deal campaigns and ways to get involved in our exciting work!

View the full calendar

Updates from the branches

Delco DSA
Multi-Chapter Covanta Organizing Call, December 5 at 7pm
Join a regional and national organizing call around Covanta incinerators. Please email [email protected] if interested and information will be provided for joining the call.

BuxMont DSA
Bucks Cancel Lunch Debt Coalition (BCLDC), December 3rd at 5pm
The BCLDC was formed to raise awareness of school lunch debt and empower local residents to collectively seek ways to end this problem, so no student goes hungry or feels ashamed for needing food. The goal is to end the lunch debt crisis in PA and eventually the country.

New Member Meeting, December 7th at 7:00pm
Whether you’re totally new to DSA, been observing from afar and want to get more involved, or just have some questions, this is the event for you. You’ll be brought up to speed on our ongoing campaigns

BuxMont General Meeting, December 12th at 5pm
Hear reports from working groups and committees, discuss and debate the upcoming actions and events of the branch, and vote on resolutions proposed by the membership.

View all events

This week in unions


  • Happening tonight: Medicare For All Virtual Text Bank Party with National Nurses United and our Labor Medicare For All Subcommittee. Please join us! 
  • Our Labor Branch has worked hard to put together a Troublemakers School with Labor Notes and it’s almost here. If you’re a union member or workplace activist, register here to sharpen your organizing skills and connect with unionists from across the area.


  • Kellogg’s workers in Lancaster have been on strike for two months now. As of late last night, BCTGM negotiators reached a tentative agreement with Kellogg’s on a new contract, on which members will vote on December 5. We’re sending solidarity to our union family in Lancaster. 
    • You can still donate - These workers haven’t seen a paycheck in months! 
  • UAW members voted yes to move from a delegate-based system to one in which members directly elect union leadership. Read more.

To get involved: If you’re interested in supporting workers who want to organize, organizing your workplace, supporting workers and unions taking collective action, or in building relationships with rank and file union members and leaders, email [email protected]. 

On the bulletin

  • Our membership voted to make fighting for Medicare for All a priority at our 2021 Local Convention. If you’re interested in working on strategic campaign planning related to Medicare for All and healthcare justice in the age of COVID-19, please fill out this interest form
  • Ben Fletcher was an African-American leader of Local 8, part of the Marine Transport Worker Industrial Union, the most powerful interracial and multiethnic union of the World War I era. He was a crucial part of Philadelphia history, yet he remains relatively unknown. Our Racial Justice Committee has submitted an application to Mural Arts for a riverfront mural to commemorate Ben Fletcher, the history, and the legacy of interracial labor organizing in Philadelphia. Tell your City Councilmember to support this application today! 
  • The Housing Committee is still collecting survey responses to help identify landlord and property management companies that DSA members have in common. Please fill it out to aid future tenant organizing. 🏡
  • Reminder: In These Times is generously offering DSA members a free 12-month print subscription and special issue all about our organization, to anyone who signs up by December 15. 
  • Join us on Slack: If you’re a Philly DSA member and you’d like to join our Slack workspace, please fill out this form.
  • Harassment and Grievance Process: Read about the process to file a grievance here.
  • Did you know? You can check out all of our past bulletins on our website.

In solidarity,

Philly DSA


“Each reform, therefore, improving the economical and political situation of the workers proves to be an arm that increases the energy with which the proletarian struggle of classes is fought.” - Clara Zetkin, Marxist theorist and socialist feminist 

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