With just 26 DAYS until the May 17th primary, it’s time for us to turn out in full force for our candidates and show this city our power!
🚨 GM REMINDERS: Please RSVP for our General Meeting on May 7! We'll be in person at the First Unitarian Church, and there's a virtual option for all who prefer or need. We'll be launching a canvass for Paul Prescod immediately after the GM, so dress comfortably! All resolutions for consideration at the GM are due by Saturday, April 23. Send them over to [email protected] with the subject line RESO. See you soon!
Friend — With just 26 DAYS until the May 17th primary, it’s time for us to turn out in full force for our candidates and show this city our power! The Democratic establishment’s City Committee is running scared and lining up behind their own slate of stooges, challenging insurgent working class champions like Paul Prescod and popular progressive incumbents like Rick Krajewski and Elizabeth Fiedler. But this city does not belong to the party machine; it belongs to us, the working class masses. That’s why – if we all step up and put in the work – we’ll elect all our endorsed candidates next month!
Whether you’ve been coming out to our canvasses since the cold days of winter or you have yet to make it out to your first, this weekend is the perfect opportunity to help us keep the ball rolling.
On Saturday, the Electoral and Housing Committees are teaming up for a special canvass on behalf of Paul Prescod for State Senate. Then on Sunday, Philly DSA will be hosting a joint super-canvass with both Paul Prescod and Rick Krajewski that will include a rally, candidate speeches, and post-canvass pizza and snacks! There’s nothing like having great conversations with fellow working class Philadelphians about the communities we share. Join us, and together we’ll win a better future! If you can’t make it to any canvasses this weekend, we have one in South Philly on Tuesday and one in West Philly on Wednesday, along with a packed schedule the following weekend! Check out the website for details.
On the calendarUnless otherwise specified, all events are held via Zoom.
Ben Fletcher Campaign Meeting, April 21 at 7pmWork with comrades across the city on a mural to commemorate Ben Fletcher and the legacy of interracial labor organizing in Philadelphia.
Philippine Society and Revolution with Anakbayan, April 22 at 7pmJoin us to learn about the history of the Left in the Philippines. This will be an interactive training session with organizers from Anakbayan, a Philippine left-wing youth diaspora organization.
Socialism 101: The Communist Manifesto, April 23 at 4pmDiscuss the famous pamphlet at the center of countless political movements over the last century.
Member Engagement Committee Meeting, April 25 at 8pmHelp us plan our May Day celebration!
Green New Deal for Public Schools Campaign Meeting, April 26 at 6:30pmJoin the fight to fund a master plan to create a safe and modern school in every neighborhood – prioritizing remediating toxins, decarbonization, the use of community input and union labor.
Accessibility Committee Meeting, April 27 at 6:30pmJoin the Accessibility Committee as we work to make our organizing accessible to all with updates on carpool matching, childcare, and more.
Marxism Reading Group: Marxism in the Global South, April 27 at 7pmFind readings and the RSVP link above!
Green New Deal Commission Meeting, April 28 at 6:30pmHear updates about our Green New Deal organizing, plan future work, and find ways to get involved!
May Day Picnic and Coffee Solidarity Rally, May 1 at 1:30pm, Malcolm X ParkPlease join us for a May Day celebration in the park! Food and activities provided. We'll travel together to the solidarity rally for coffee workers immediately after.
View the full calendar.
Updates from the branches
Delco DSA: 2nd Annual Environmental Justice Caravan and March, April 23 at 12:30pm at Chester City HallCaravan to Covanta with live art, performances, and music. Chester’s Mayor and local government wants Chester to remain the home of Covanta, the largest trash incinerator in the nation. Bucks Cancel Lunch Debt Coalition, April 25 at 7pmJoin the campaign to abolish lunch debt for students in Bucks and beyond, because no one should go hungry.
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This week in unions
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