Bulletin: February GM feat. Krystal Ball & Candidate Endorsements

After an, uh, interesting week in the 2020 Democratic primary, the Bulletin is excited to offer an unambiguously exciting announcement: our guest speaker at this month’s General Meeting (Saturday February 29, a blessed Leap Day) is none other than The Hill’s Krystal Ball!

After an, uh, interesting week in the 2020 Democratic primary, the Bulletin is excited to offer an unambiguously exciting announcement: our guest speaker at this month’s General Meeting (Saturday February 29, a blessed Leap Day) is none other than The Hill’s Krystal Ball!

With the mainstream media united in opposition to a Sanders presidency, Ball’s punditry on HillTV’s Rising has been a rare bright spot. The show, as slickly-produced as any CNN programming, is unique in its willingness to defy the political establishment (see this week’s segment on “Why Bernie is the real winner out of Iowa”) and talk candidly, for a wide audience, about the importance of class politics

We’ll also be voting on some important business at the next GM, including a couple potential endorsements. Elizabeth Fiedler (PA-184), Nikil Saval (1st District State Senate), and Rick Krajewski (PA-188) are seeking our support in 2020; we’ll hear speeches from each, and our electoral committee will moderate a Q&A. It’s a packed agenda full of crucial questions for our involvement in the 2020 elections, so please, come out and vote!

February General Meeting

Saturday, February 29 | 12:00 - 4:00 pm | First Unitarian Church | 2125 Chestnut St

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Bernie Won Iowa

Look, we’ve had to rewrite this section five times since Tuesday, so if the results here aren’t final, take it up with @IowaDemocrats, BUT: as of 11:54 am on Thursday 6 February, Bernie Sanders has a lead of 2,500 votes (1.5%) in the Iowa caucuses, and, with only a few satellite caucuses left to report, he’s likely to take the lead in “state delegate equivalents” as well. Again, regardless of everything you’ve heard this week, Bernie won Iowa, and you all were a big part of that. Get yourself a treat today to celebrate and then get back on the phones and on doors. We’re going to win.

Sign up for our Bernie Campaign Dispatch (RSVPing to any of our Bernie events will add you to our list) for more frequent, in-depth updates on the 2020 race. 🐀

This Week in Unions

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Events

Bernie Debate Watch Party

Friday, February 7 | 8:00 pm | Field House Philly | 1150 Filbert St

Bernie 2020 Mass Canvass

Saturday, February 8 | 12:00 - 4:00 pm | Lucien Blackwell Park | 47th and Aspen Sts

Delco DSA Bernie Sanders Canvass

Sunday, February 9 | 2:00 - 5:00 pm | J. Lewis Crozer Library | 620 Engle St, Chester, PA

Marxism and Politics Lecture Series Presents: A Party of Our Own?

Monday, February 10 | 7:30 - 9:00 pm | Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall | 3417 Spruce Street

Bernie 2020 West Philly Canvass

Tuesday, February 11 | 6:00 - 8:30 pm | 5110 Hadfield St

South Philly Happy Hour

Thursday, February 13 | 6:00 pm | American Sardine Bar | 1800 Federal St

Bernie 2020 East Passyunk Canvass

Saturday, February 15 | 12:00 - 3:30 pm | 1618 S 9th St

Bernie 2020 Olney Canvass

Sunday, February 16 | 12:00 - 3:30 pm | 168 W Godfrey Ave

Phonebank for GM Turnout 

Sunday, February 16 | 4:00 - 6:00 pm | 5036 Catharine Street #3 | RSVP by emailing Carly at regina.carly@gmail.com

Socialist Night School: What is Class?

Tuesday, February 18 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm | Golkin Room, Houston Hall | 3417 Spruce St

Bernie 2020 West Philly Canvass

Wednesday, February 19 | 6:00 - 8:30 pm | 5213 Grays Ave

New Members Meeting

Saturday, February 22 | 1:00 - 3:00 pm | Repair the World Philadelphia | 40th and Market

Bernie 2020 Mass Canvass and Canvasser Party

Sunday, February 23 | Canvass 12:00 - 4:00 pm | Party 4:00 - 6:00 | Unity Hall | 1349 Unity St | Stick around for an afterparty to thank our canvassers for all their hard work!

Bernie 2020 Northwest Philly Canvass

Tuesday, February 25 | 6:00 - 8:30 pm | 5234 Schuyler St Apt 2

Bernie 2020 Fishtown Canvass

Thursday, February 27 | 6:00 - 8:30 pm | 615 E. Thompson St. #2

February General Meeting

Saturday, February 29 | 12:00 - 4:00 pm | First Unitarian Church | 2125 Chestnut St

Upcoming Committee Meetings & Branch Events

Communications Committee Meeting

Monday, February 17 | 6:30 - 8:00 pm | Gladfelter Hall 413, Temple University 

Delco DSA February Meeting

Wednesday, February 19 | 7:00 pm | Haverford Free Library | 1601 Darby Rd, Havertown

Announcements

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.

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Philly DSA Bulletin Team

 

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