Happy New Year! 🎉 In 2021, we welcomed more than 300 new members, hosted over 200 meetings and events...
Happy New Year! 🎉 In 2021, we welcomed more than 300 new members, hosted over 200 meetings and events, sent 25 delegates to the DSA National Convention, wrote upward of 30 email bulletins, passed 11 resolutions, engaged hundreds of people in campaigns like Stomp Out Slumlords, created a Racial Justice Committee, endorsed our first-ever cadre DSA candidate, elected a new Steering Committee, and chose new chapter priorities. Phew! We couldn’t have done it without each of you in this fight with us. Thank you.
We’re also extending gratitude to our Vice Chair, Khalil, who is stepping down after more than two years of tireless work on our Steering Committee. We will hold an election for a new Vice Chair at the February General Meeting. If you’re interested in running for this position, please contact Shawn H. via Slack or email [email protected].
On the calendarUnless otherwise specified, all events are held via Zoom.
Green New Deal Commission Meeting, tonight at 6:30pmHear updates on the chapter's Green New Deal campaign and ways to get involved in our exciting work!
Defund the Police Campaign Meeting, January 7 at 6pmJoin us as we report back from the National Abolitionist Working Group's Defund the Police Summit, share our plans for 2022, and discuss the path to a police-free state.
Racial Justice Committee Open Meeting, January 8 at 12pmJoin us for our first weekend edition of the RJC! We'll give updates on our Ben Fletcher and Defund the Police Campaigns and have a discussion about our goals for 2022.
Housing Committee Open Meeting, January 10 at 6:30pmJoin us to discuss our ongoing projects, such as our Stomp Out Slumlords tenant organizing campaign and the city-wide legislative campaign for rent control.
Night School: What is Socialism? January 12 at 7pmNight Schools are free and open to all, regardless of previous experience. Join us, whether you're new to DSA or an expert Marxologist! 🤓
Member Engagement Committee Meeting, January 13 at 7pmCome help us plan upcoming social events, recruitment, and get fellow members connected to our work.
Medicare for All Interest Meeting, January 20 at 7pmOur 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 attend the meeting and fill out this interest form.
Canvass for Paul Prescod! Saturday, January 22Mark your calendars! The Electoral Committee invites you to our first canvass for endorsed candidate Paul Prescod for State Senate. The time and location are to be determined. RSVP for updates.
If you’d like to get a head start on knocking doors in this race, the Prescod campaign is hosting a canvass at Clark Park this Sunday, December 9 at noon.
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Updates from the branches
Delco DSAJustice for Fanta, January 13 at 10am in Springfield, PARally for justice for Fanta Bility, an 8-year-old tragically murdered by Sharon Hill police, organized by UDTJ and Delco Resists.
Delco Reading Group: Alternatives to Policing, January 13 at 7:30pmDiscuss alternatives to policing in the community, dispelling the “bad apples” myth, and more.
BuxMont DSAPolitical Education: Strategy Meeting, January 10 at 7pmHelp plan the future of BuxMont’s Political Education sessions!
Towamencin Sewer Anti-Privatization Strategy, January 11 at 7pmDiscuss how to expand on the work coalition partners with NOPE have been doing to stop Aqua PA from buying sewer plants in the area.
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This week in unions
Omicron continues to wreak havoc on people and, of course, their workplaces. Your Labor Branch Organizing Committee encourages you to either get active in your union or try to organize one in your workplace as your best line of defense against the coronavirus. Here are some stories of workers taking action around Covid:
Unfortunately, many more workers are going into work sick, due to how rampant the coronavirus is, along with lack of paid sick time or any Covid accommodations. It’s disheartening and infuriating. But we’re trying to heed Bernie’s advice as we enter the new year: “And here is our new year’s resolution. Like the thousands of workers who stood up and fought courageously in 2021, we will do the same. No one individual is going to save us. We must rise up together.”
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].
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