Will we see you on Zoom this Saturday? 👨‍💻 | Bulletin

Our General Meeting is just 2 days away! Participating in these meetings is the best way to impact the direction of our chapter and engage in discourse with fellow members. 

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Our General Meeting is just 2 days away! Participating in these meetings is the best way to impact the direction of our chapter and engage in discourse with fellow members. 

PLEASE NOTE: The General Meeting will be FULLY VIRTUAL, per our COVID Safety Event Protocol, since test positivity rate in Philadelphia is above 10%. To make this call, the Steering Committee used the numbers from the City of Philadelphia and CDC, which put the rate at 13.2% and 10.7% respectively. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

On Saturday at noon, we’ll vote on two resolutions, to establish a Red Rabbits committee and to formalize communication with socialist elected officials. You’ll also get to share your thoughts on what we, as socialists, should bring to the abortion rights movement in a large-group discussion.

If you have not yet RSVPd, please do so at this link. 

Finally, if you haven’t received your “July General Meeting Important Links” email, please check your spam folder. If you still can’t find it, please also email [email protected] as soon as possible. 

See you soon!

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

Capital Vol. 1 Reading Group (session 2), tonight at 7pm
Whether you’re curious about socialism or a long time reader of Marx, join us to explore the nature of capitalism and its alternatives. This event is in-person; location provided upon RSVP. 

Red Rabbits interest meeting, July 18 at 5pm
Join the team tasked with marshaling and safety at demonstrations to establish community norms, share feedback from past events, and more.

Communications Committee meeting, July 20 at 6pm
Hear how you can get involved with chapter communications, including social media, writing, and email bulletins like this one.

July New Member meeting, July 19 at 6:30pm
This meeting serves as an introduction to the chapter for new members and anyone thinking about joining. 

Happy Hour at American Sardine Bar, July 21 at 5:30pm
Grab a drink with comrades! All are welcome. 

Abortion Rights Working Group meeting, July 22 at 7pm
Discuss ongoing organizing related to abortion rights and reproductive justice.

Bylaws Commission Listening Session, July 31 at 2pm
Discuss the proposed new bylaws with the Bylaws Commission. Share your feedback or just come to participate in the discussion.

View the full calendar

Updates from the branches

Delco DSA General Meeting, July 20 at 7pm
Continue the discussion of branch campaigns and business. All are welcome.

View all BuxMont events or all Delco events

This week in unions

To get involved: If you’re interested in organizing your workplace or supporting workers and unions taking collective action, email [email protected].

On the bulletin

  • Just after Guttmacher Employees United won their union 61-2 today, the Guttmacher Institute fired Sam Heyne, a leading organizing committee member. Sam was pulled into an impromptu meeting, denied her Weingarten rights, and fired on the spot. 
    • Please sign this petition to tell the Guttmacher management to stop their union busting and reinstate Sam!
  • Starbucks has wrongfully fired two Pittsburgh workers for their efforts to unionize stores across the city. Pittsburgh Starbucks Workers United is collecting funds to support them as they demand their jobs back. 
  • If you’re a Philly DSA member and you’d like to join our Slack workspace, please fill out this form
    • Our Slack hosts over 400 members who share updates from their DSA projects, get to know other members, and organize between meetings. 
  • Harassment and Grievance Process: Read about the process to file a grievance here.

In solidarity,

Philly DSA

“Very important thing to keep in mind, that when justice comes and when injustices are remedied, they’re not remedied by the initiative of the national government or the politicians. They only respond to the power of social movements.” ― Howard Zinn

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