Bulletin: Re-elect Larry Krasner

The Philly DSA Steering Committee and Electoral Committee would like to express support for Larry Krasner in the May 18 Democratic primary election for Philadelphia District Attorney.

The Philly DSA Steering Committee and Electoral Committee would like to express support for Larry Krasner in the May 18 Democratic primary election for Philadelphia District Attorney.

While there are structural limitations on the office of District Attorney, Larry Krasner has made positive changes during his first term in office: he has exonerated dozens of wrongfully convicted Philadelphians, eliminated cash bail for misdemeanors, and shown a unique willingness to prosecute police officers for misconduct. This approach has had national impact, as progressive candidates for District Attorney in jurisdictions across the country have run for office and won, following the Krasner model.

Krasner’s challenger, on the other hand, has run a campaign based on the desire to create a harsher and more punitive DA’s office in Philadelphia. Allowing such a candidate to replace Krasner would be a disaster, especially at a time when institutional progress on the issues of racial justice and law enforcement seems possible.

Re-nominating and re-electing Larry Krasner will signal that working people in Philadelphia have rejected the false dichotomy between a safe city and a more humane criminal justice system. More importantly, it’s something we can do to reduce the number of people victimized by a broken and unfair system. For these reasons, we strongly encourage Philly DSA Members and all Philadelphians to support Larry Krasner on Tuesday, May 18.

For more information about Larry Krasner, or to find volunteering opportunities, please visit his campaign website.


Political Platform Submissions Open

As part of preparations for our convention in June, today marks the opening of submissions for Philly DSA’s political platform for the next two years. See the submission form for more information; submissions are open until June 1, but May 23 is the deadline to have your submission reviewed by the convention planning committee for issues.


This Week in Unions

  • Having successfully pressured Senators Angus King and Joe Manchin into cosponsoring the PRO Act, our coalition campaign to pass this landmark legislation is targeting another holdout: Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski. Click here to sign up for a shift!
  • Coming up on May 23 at 4:00 pm: a DSA webinar with APWU Vice President Debby Szeredy on Postmaster DeJoy’s indefensible ten-year plan to “reform” the USPS by making it worse and then privatizing it.
  • In Philly DSA Labor Branch news: congrats to Dan Reyes, Leslie Silva, and Max Bienstock, our newly-elected Labor Branch organizing committee! Want to get involved with our labor work? Email [email protected] and we’ll put you in touch.


Medicare For All Phone Zap
Friday, May 14 | 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm | Virtual

Communications Committee Meeting
Monday, May 17 | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | Virtual

Canvassing Committee Meeting
Monday, May 17 | 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm | Virtual

Training: Building a Mass Movement
Wednesday, May 19 | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | Virtual

Lessons from the Field: 2020 Tax The Rich Ballot Initiatives in AZ and CA
Thursday, May 20 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm | Virtual

Green New Deal Commission Meeting
Monday, May 24 | 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm | Virtual

Member Engagement Committee Meeting
Tuesday, May 25 | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm | Virtual

Branch Events

Delco DSA Reading Group
Thursday, May 14 | 8pm – 9:30pm  | Virtual

Delco DSA May Branch Meeting
Wednesday, May 20 | 7pm – 8:30pm  | Virtual

Buxmont DSA May Branch Meeting
Wednesday, May 20 | 7pm  | Virtual

BuxMont DSA May Socialist Social
Wednesay, May 12 | 7pm | Virtual


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Harassment and Grievance Process
In accordance with Article XIII of our Bylaws, a commission has been formed to receive, process, and review grievances for disciplinary action. To read more about the process or to file a grievance you can do so here.


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