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DSA is a democratic organization in which the general membership is the highest decision-making body. Philly DSA members propose, debate, and vote on our organization’s direction at our General Meetings.



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DSA is a democratic organization in which the general membership is the highest decision-making body. Philly DSA members propose, debate, and vote on our organization’s direction at our General Meetings.

So mark your calendars! Because our next General Meeting will be Sunday, September 26 at noon. Resolutions to be considered at the GM should be submitted to the Steering Committee via [email protected] at least four weeks before the date of the GM (in this case, that's Sunday, August 29.) 

The resolution process:

  • Resolutions are submitted four weeks before the GM
  • The Steering Committee will communicate any issues with the resolutions three weeks before the GM; if there are any issues, authors will have five days to resubmit resolutions and bring them into order
  • A GM packet will be published at least two weeks before the GM
  • Amendments to resolutions must be submitted at least one week before the GM

More instructions on writing resolutions and examples are on our website. Members may also email the Steering Committee with any questions.


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

  • Steering Committee Meeting, August 21st from 4:30-6:30pm; RSVP here
  • Cookout! August 22nd at 3pm, Lemon Hill Picnic Site #2 in Fairmount Park; This social is open to all, including kids and non-members. More information here


  • Communications Committee Open Meeting, August 25th at 7pm; Do you want to help oversee Philly DSA’s internal and external communications, or write emails like this one? Come join our Communications Committee! RSVP here
  • Marxism Reading Group: The Road to Power, August 25th at 7pm; Come out to discuss philosopher Karl Kautsky's politics and legacy. Register here
  • Electoral Committee Open Meeting, August 26th at 6pm; Join us for our first Electoral meeting of the summer! We'll be envisioning what DSA's electoral work will look like heading into the fall and 2022, and what policy goals we will work to achieve through our chapter's electoral work. RSVP here
  • Defund the Police Campaign Meeting, August 27 at 6pm; Join the regular meeting of the RJC’s Defund the Police campaign and discuss gun violence in the city, Red Rabbits, and the campaign’s mission. RSVP here

View the full calendar


Updates from BuxMont DSA

  • BuxMont DSA Steering Committee elections will be held during the annual convention on Thursday, August 26th at 7pm. If you are interested in running for Co-Chair, Recording Secretary, Communications Secretary, or Treasurer, fill out this form and help build socialist power in the suburbs!

  • Political Education, August 25 at 7pm; Find the materials and RSVP here
  • Socialist Social, August 27 at 7pm; Register here

Register for more August BuxMont events here


On the Bulletin

  • DSA’s International Committee is hosting an organizing call on Afghanistan. Attend to learn about the unfolding crisis and how best to show solidarity from abroad. RSVP here
  • We are once again asking you to complete the National DSA Membership Survey. This will help us map our membership and get a better understanding of who we are and how we can best organize. Check the leaderboard to monitor Philly DSA’s progress

  • The Housing Committee is looking for volunteers to do data entry! After gathering over 150 petitions to support rent control, we need help recording the results of the canvass. No experience necessary. Contact Sal ([email protected]) to get involved. 
    • PS - you can join the Philadelphia Rent Control Coalition and canvass your neighbors the next two Saturdays in August! Sign up here
  • Interested in data? Contact our Secretary Harinee at [email protected] to talk about managing our internal data. Those with CRM and data system experience are highly encouraged to reach out!
  • If you’d like to be considered for permanent committee membership, apply here by August 22! We value diversity and we especially encourage non-cis, non-white, and non-straight members apply. 
  • Support Philly DSA! 
  • 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.

In solidarity,

Philly DSA
http://www.phillydsa.org/


“I just know that it can be so much better when we reject this notion of neoliberal hyper-individualism and really come together as a community to do what’s right. I know it sounds rosy and idealistic, but I think it’s possible.” - India Walton 

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