It’s the first Thursday of September, which means that this weekend is the first weekend of September, which of course makes this Monday our official pick for the best day of the year: Labor Day! Celebrated in the United States since 1887, Labor Day honors the history of the American labor movement in the best possible way: by giving us a day off work.
Any other year, we’d be asking you out to Philly’s Labor Day Parade (last year’s Bulletin mentions thousands of local union members gathering along the waterfront). This year, there’s a rally with frontline workers at 10 am, but after that, the day is yours. Fire up the grill, have a drink with us in absentia, and get outside if you can — it’s supposed to be beautiful.
Save the Date: October General Meeting
Our next General Meeting is confirmed for Saturday, October 3. Our guest speaker is author Thomas Frank, whose most recent book, The People, No: A Brief History of Anti-Populism, looks at why political elites — on both sides of the aisle — seem to hate people. “Frank’s book is a manual for a left that wants to become truly popular,” writes Aaron Lake Smith in Jacobin’s review of the book. “Every person involved in shaping the direction and tone of (left) campaigns should read this book — an ode to the forgotten ‘normie’ voter.” Click through to RSVP!
Are you a union worker affected by the coronavirus crisis? Are you organizing in your shop or workplace to demand higher safety and sanitation standards? PHLDSA’s Labor Commission is convening a series of calls where representatives from unions in the greater Philadelphia area are discussing and coordinating responses. Email Paul Prescod for more information.
Phonebank for Medicare for AllThursday, Sep 3 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Virtual
Steering Committee MeetingThursday, Sep 3 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Virtual
Phonebank for Medicare for AllSaturday, Sep 5 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm | Virtual
Racial Justice Commission MeetingWednesday, Sep 9 | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | Virtual
Marxism Reading Group: What is Historical Materialism?Wednesday, Sep 9 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Virtual
POC Virtual Social HourThursday, Sep 10 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Virtual
New Members MeetingSaturday, Sep 12 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm | Virtual
Green New Deal Commission MeetingMonday, Sep 14 | 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm | Virtual
Virtual Night School: Class in the Age of COVIDWednesday, Sep 16 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm | Virtual
Women and Non Binary Comrades SocialThursday, Sep 17 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Virtual
Marxism Reading Group: Formation vs. LocationWednesday, Sep 23 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Virtual
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Stay safe and wash your hands,
Philly DSA Bulletin Team
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