We kind of have a lot going on right now! So here are a few updates for you about our next General Meeting, Electoral Committee activity, and the state of our We Own PGW campaign...
We kind of have a lot going on right now! So here are a few updates for you about our next General Meeting, Electoral Committee activity, and the state of our We Own PGW campaign:
Our next General Meeting is right around the corner, on February 27 at noon. RSVP so you get the Zoom link ahead of time, and please have all resolutions submitted by this Sunday the 13th at 11:59pm. All information can be found here.
Next up: Our Electoral Committee has several exciting upcoming events:
Finally, check out our recent Twitter thread with updates live from yesterday’s City Council hearing on the future of Philadelphia Gas Works, and this Jacobin article on why we must attain municipalization of energy utilities – written by a Philly DSA member! 🤩
On the calendarUnless otherwise specified, all events are held via Zoom.
Socialist Propagandizing 101, tonight at 6pmJoin us if you're interested in writing or copyediting, if you are part of a Philly DSA campaign that could benefit from publicity, or if you want to brainstorm with us. We'll be talking through writing and how to get our ideas published.
Socialism 101: The Communist Manifesto, tonight at 7pmIn our first Marx reading of the semester, come learn the basic program of Marxism as first laid out in 1847!
Defund the Police Campaign Meeting, February 11 at 6pmJoin the Campaign Team as we dive deep into more strategic action steps and decide on the best path forward to keep our communities safe.
Penn Interfering in Public Schools (EJC), February 13 at 3pm Join the Education Justice Committee for a discussion about UPenn’s recent investment in Lea Elementary & its implications and history. We'll be joined by several parent activists and organizers who are thinking through how to respond.
Green New Deal Commission Meeting, February 14 at 6:30pmHear updates on the chapter's Green New Deal campaigns and ways to get involved in our exciting work!
GND for Philly Public Schools Campaign Meeting, February 15 at 6:30pmStop by the meeting to learn about our work, and how you can get involved in research, communications, legislation and direct actions.
General Meeting Survey Report-back and Discussion, February 15 at 7pmJoin the Steering Committee for their report back on the results of the GM survey and discuss how we can use these findings to craft future General Meetings.
Marxism Reading Group: Historical Materialism, February 16 at 7pmJoin us to discuss debates between British Marxist historians E. P. Thompson & Perry Anderson over questions of agency, structure, and Marxist historiography.
Pre-GM Discussion, February 17 at 6pmHear from authors that have submitted resolutions and discuss the resolutions in a low-stakes environment before our February General Meeting.
View the full calendar.
Updates from the branches
BuxMont DSAAnti-Privatization Canvass, February 12 at 2pmAlert neighbors of Aqua PA’s plans to purchase new sewer systems in the area.
Bucks Cancel Lunch Debt Coalition Meeting, February 12 at 7pmDiscuss ending the lunch debt crisis in PA, and eventually throughout the country, by eliminating current debt and passing legislation to provide free meals to all students.
Delco DSAReading Group: Alternatives to Policing, tonight at 7:30pmDiscuss alternatives to policing in light of the Fanta Bility murder and subsequent charges.
View all BuxMont events or all Delco events
This week in unions
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