Vice Chair elections & next week in events ✨ | Bulletin

The process to elect a new chapter Vice Chair is underway! We have two excellent candidates in the running, and you can review their candidate statements now.


The process to elect a new chapter Vice Chair is underway! We have two excellent candidates in the running, and you can review their candidate statements now. Voting will open after our General Meeting, which is just around the corner on February 27. All the information you’ll need can be found here; don’t forget to RSVP ahead of time so you’ll get the Zoom link.

This evening, you can join Socialism 101 at 7pm to learn about the Paris Commune and our new Medicare for All campaign at 7:30pm to develop a strategy to win universal health care. We hope to see you there! Read on and start planning your week ahead with Philly DSA. 🤓🌹

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

February New Member Meeting, February 19 at 3pm
Come learn about the various ways to get involved in our chapter!

Canvass for Paul Prescod, February 20 at 1pm, Wharton Square Park
Canvass for our endorsed candidate, Paul Prescod for State Senate in the 8th District! Masks are required and if you’re feeling sick, please stay home. 📋

Political Education February Meeting, February 20 at 6pm
Join us to plan discussions, panels, reading groups, and more.

Housing Committee Virtual Porch Hang, February 21 at 6:30pm
Use this virtual meeting time to talk about Housing campaigns and get some work done.

Electoral Committee Open Meeting, February 22 at 6pm
Hear from candidates for State House seeking endorsement, including Rick Krajewski and Liz Fiedler. We'll also discuss our support for State Senate candidate Paul Prescod. 

Member Engagement Committee Meeting, February 23 at 6pm
Join to help welcome new members and plan chapter social events. 👋

Night School: What is Democratic Socialism? February 23 at 7pm
Discuss the history of democratic socialism and DSA’s mission.

Movie Night: Judas and the Black Messiah, February 24 at 7pm, Kung Fu Necktie
Join us for a screening of Shaka King’s 2021 film and a subsequent discussion.

QUIZZO Trivia Night - Electoral Fundraiser, February 24 at 7pm
Come with a group of up to 5 or let us find you a team for this night of fun-raising!

View the full calendar.

Updates from the branches

BuxMont DSA
Bucks Cancel Lunch Debt Coalition Meeting, February 21 at 7pm
Discuss ending the lunch debt crisis by eliminating current debt and passing legislation to provide free meals to all students.

Anti-Privatization Canvass, February 22 at 2pm
Alert neighbors of Aqua PA’s plans to purchase new sewer systems in the area. 🛑

View all BuxMont events or all Delco events

This week in unions

  • Starbucks workers in Philly have joined the union movement! Read more and plan to head to the FOUR stores in the city to show your support.
    • Unionizing Starbucks locations include 19th & Callowhill, 9th & South, 34th & Walnut, 20th & Market.
    • We’re still asking members to call Starbucks and demand that they reinstate the Memphis 7. More details here!
    • If you want to get more involved with supporting Starbucks workers, contact Harinee S. ([email protected]) and Sam D. ([email protected]).
    • Nearly 100 stores have filed for union elections so far, with more on the way. You can track their elections here.
    • Also, check out how much money Starbucks is spending on union busting lawyers.
  • MLB owners have locked out players and members of the MLBPA, which means no spring training for our beloved Phillies.
  • Labor must rise against vaccine apartheid: “an injury to one is an injury to all. Unless we come together to stop what is a global problem, we will not reach a solution for any of us. Labor has a crucial role to play. Our status as workers gives us power, and it also gives us a basis for solidarity across borders.”

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

  • Starbucks fired 7 workers in Memphis, TN for organizing to unionize. The store is now temporarily closed. Call the Starbucks CEO and ask him to rehire the Memphis 7.

  • Donate to the Philly DSA PAC! This is how we fund our electoral campaigns. Contribute here
  • 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. 🏡
  • 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.

In solidarity,

Philly DSA

“Each of us must find our work and do it. Militancy no longer means guns at high noon, if it ever did. It means actively working for change, sometimes in the absence of any surety that change is coming.” - Audre Lorde

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