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Solidarity is brewing! Starbucks workers around the country are organizing with Starbucks Workers United, and DSA members are here to support them!


Solidarity is brewing! Starbucks workers around the country are organizing with Starbucks Workers United, and DSA members are here to support them! Join the launch call for the nationally-coordinated solidarity campaign and hear from SBWU speakers, Tom Morello, Sarah Squirm, and your new Democratic Socialist Labor Commission (DSLC) leadership about the fight workers are facing and how we can help them win here in Philly. 

On the electoral front, we’re in the final stretch of petitioning! This weekend is our last chance to collect 2,000 signatures to get our endorsed candidate Paul Prescod on the ballot. Please join us at one of the below canvasses – we need all hands on deck to make sure we’ve got a shot of electing a socialist in the 8th Senate District!

The following are regular canvasses (talking to voters about the issues that matter to them and connecting them to Paul’s campaign), and won’t include getting voters signed on petitions:

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

Racial Justice Committee Open Meeting, March 30 at 6pm
Join to discuss accounts from the War in Ukraine, the parallels to racial injustices here in the US, and learn about an exciting new working group.

Marxism Reading Group: Social Democracy, March 30 at 7pm
In this session, we'll analyze social democracy, both as a movement and in government.

Green New Deal Commission Meeting, March 31 at 5:30pm, Rittenhouse Square
Hear updates about our Green New Deal organizing, plan future work, and find ways to get involved! 

Accessibility Committee Meeting, April 2 at 2pm
Help make our organizing as inclusive and accessible as possible with resource guides, language justice, childcare, and more!

View the full calendar.

Updates from the branches

BuxMont DSA
BuxMont General Meeting, March 29 at 7pm
Hear reports from working groups and committees, debate upcoming branch actions and events, and vote on resolutions proposed by the membership.

Council Watch, March 27 at 4pm
Meet to discuss what your Mayors, Municipal Councils, Supervisors, School Boards, and other local government committees are up to.

View all BuxMont events or all Delco events

This week in unions

  • Our Labor Branch will be canvassing for our endorsed candidate Paul Prescod together on Sunday, April 10. Details TBA, but stick around after for a Labor Branch social!
  • Please take our short survey about your work/union status. It’ll be quick, we promise, and it’ll help our work moving forward!
  • Staff at UArts are joining their faculty colleagues and forming a union! Solidarity.
  • Support Maximus workers and CWA members who are going on strike in the South! Sign their petition.
  • Yesterday, our members stood with unionizing Starbucks workers who were forced to sit through captive audience meetings. We’ll continue to support them in any way we can!

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

  • Local housing activist Jennifer Bennetch has sadly passed away after fighting COVID. Please donate to her family.
  • 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

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