Events

  • 07
    JAN

    Policy Committee Meeting

    Penn Bookstore

    A regular meeting of the Philly DSA Policy Committee. 

    With an eye to supporting future socialist politicians in Pennsylvania and also building out our organizational capacity, at our November General Meeting we voted to establish an ad-hoc Policy Committee that will be charged with extending our electoral work by researching democratic-socialist policy, drafting policy recommendations for the Local to approve, and holding events on policy areas relevant to Philly DSA projects and potential candidates, like education, housing, and healthcare.

    The Policy Committee Needs Your Help!

    Do you have a socialist policy idea? Something to start a campaign in the chapter or support our ongoing work? Something that we need to put on Bernie Sanders' desk? At our November 2018 General Meeting, the local established a Policy Committee to research policy and present Philly DSA members with the opportunity to engage in discussions about the kinds of policies that we would like to see pursued at all levels of government. The Committee now has a form for members to submit these ideas and work with the Committee on a project. We will help you produce a pamphlet, white paper, or even model legislation!

  • 11
    JAN

    Bernie for President Policy and Organizing Training

    Griffin Hall, First Unitarian Church

    Come learn more about Bernie Sanders and find out how to talk to your friends, neighbors, co-workers, and even total strangers about why his ambitious, transformational platform is the best option for working people!

    In February, Philly DSA voted overwhelmingly to endorse Bernie Sanders for President, because his campaign represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for socialists to take power at the national level. Since then, his campaign has released an ambitious slate of proposals that would decarbonize the economy, institute national rent control, strengthen and expand labor unions, fight mass incarceration, cancel all student debt, raise teacher pay, and much more. There's so much that it can be hard to keep up with! At the same time, his opponents in the Democratic primary have been fighting hard to stop Bernie from being able to advance a working class program. Some candidates, like Joe Biden, have tacked hard to Bernie's right, courting corporate donors by attacking these policies as too radical. Others, like Elizabeth Warren, have tried to muddy the waters and co-opt portions of Bernie's platform while having no intention of implementing it once in office.

    Given the complexity of the Presidential campaign, the number of issues at stake in the 2020 election, and the giant field of candidates running, it can be difficult to keep all of this stuff straight. But it's vital that we know how to talk about Bernie if we want to persuade people to vote for him in the Democratic Primary. So, at this training, we'll go over exactly how to do that! We'll talk you through the major points of Bernie's policy platform, explain why he's different from the other Democrats in the race, especially the other frontrunners, and train you on how to have a productive organizing conversation. Whether you're interested in coming to one of our Bernie canvasses, organizing your fellow union members to push for an endorsement, persuading your co-workers to support the campaign, or winning a debate against the Twitter trolls, this training will give you the tools and information you need!

  • 12
    JAN

    Bernie 2020 Olney Canvass

    Olney

    Please bring a fully charged phone if you can! We'll be using miniVAN, which you can download as an app for free! 

    Please RSVP via the link at the bottom of the page to help our hosts prepare for the correct number of canvassers!

    Back in February, our chapter voted overwhelmingly to endorse Bernie Sanders because he is the only candidate in the race who will fight for our values. From Medicare for All to the Green New Deal to his Housing for All plan, Bernie has consistently championed programs to build working class power and fight the massive inequality plaguing America today.

    This is an opportunity to continue our work building support for Bernie's campaign in earnest. Do you know a friend who's curious about DSA? A member of your union who you've been trying to radicalize? A coworker who complains about how all politicians are crooks? Bring them! 

    Weeknight canvasses are an easy, but important way to have face-to-face conversations with working people about the shortcomings of our capitalist system and how Bernie is the ONLY candidate offering solutions that address the needs of the working class. If you are a first time canvasser, no worries! You'll be trained and paired with an experienced canvasser.

  • 14
    JAN

    Bernie 2020 South Philly Canvass

    South Philly

    Please bring a fully charged phone if you can! We'll be using miniVAN, which you can download as an app for free! 

    Please RSVP via the link at the bottom of the page to help our hosts prepare for the correct number of canvassers!

    Back in February, our chapter voted overwhelmingly to endorse Bernie Sanders because he is the only candidate in the race who will fight for our values. From Medicare for All to the Green New Deal to his Housing for All plan, Bernie has consistently championed programs to build working class power and fight the massive inequality plaguing America today.

    This is an opportunity to continue our work building support for Bernie's campaign in earnest. Do you know a friend who's curious about DSA? A member of your union who you've been trying to radicalize? A coworker who complains about how all politicians are crooks? Bring them! 

    Weeknight canvasses are an easy, but important way to have face-to-face conversations with working people about the shortcomings of our capitalist system and how Bernie is the ONLY candidate offering solutions that address the needs of the working class. If you are a first time canvasser, no worries! You'll be trained and paired with an experienced canvasser.

  • 16
    JAN

    Bernie 2020 Kensington Canvass

    Kensington

    Please bring a fully charged phone if you can! We'll be using miniVAN, which you can download as an app for free! 

    Please RSVP via the link at the bottom of the page to help our hosts prepare for the correct number of canvassers!

    Back in February, our chapter voted overwhelmingly to endorse Bernie Sanders because he is the only candidate in the race who will fight for our values. From Medicare for All to the Green New Deal to his Housing for All plan, Bernie has consistently championed programs to build working class power and fight the massive inequality plaguing America today.

    This is an opportunity to continue our work building support for Bernie's campaign in earnest. Do you know a friend who's curious about DSA? A member of your union who you've been trying to radicalize? A coworker who complains about how all politicians are crooks? Bring them! 

    Weeknight canvasses are an easy, but important way to have face-to-face conversations with working people about the shortcomings of our capitalist system and how Bernie is the ONLY candidate offering solutions that address the needs of the working class. If you are a first time canvasser, no worries! You'll be trained and paired with an experienced canvasser.

  • 18
    JAN

    Bernie 2020 Mass Canvass

    Bridesburg, Location TBA

    Please bring a fully charged phone if you can! We'll be using miniVAN, which you can download as an app for free!

    Back in February, our chapter voted overwhelmingly to endorse Bernie Sanders because he is the only candidate in the race who will fight for our values. From Medicare for All to the Green New Deal to his Housing for All plan, Bernie has consistently championed programs to build working class power and fight the massive inequality plaguing America today.

    Join us at our next Bernie 2020 Mass Canvass! This is an opportunity to continue our work building support for Bernie's campaign in earnest. 

    Do you know a friend who's curious about DSA? A member of your union who you've been trying to radicalize? A coworker who complains about how all politicians are crooks? Bring them! All levels of experience are welcome - there will be a training before you head to the doors and new canvassers will be paired with more experienced door knockers!

    These mass canvasses are the most important way we can have face-to-face conversations with working people about the shortcomings of our capitalist system and how Bernie is the ONLY candidate offering solutions that address the needs of the working class. 

  • 23
    JAN

    Bernie 2020 South Philly Canvass

    South

    Please bring a fully charged phone if you can! We'll be using miniVAN, which you can download as an app for free! 

    Please RSVP via the link at the bottom of the page to help our hosts prepare for the correct number of canvassers!

    Back in February, our chapter voted overwhelmingly to endorse Bernie Sanders because he is the only candidate in the race who will fight for our values. From Medicare for All to the Green New Deal to his Housing for All plan, Bernie has consistently championed programs to build working class power and fight the massive inequality plaguing America today.

    This is an opportunity to continue our work building support for Bernie's campaign in earnest. Do you know a friend who's curious about DSA? A member of your union who you've been trying to radicalize? A coworker who complains about how all politicians are crooks? Bring them! 

    Weeknight canvasses are an easy, but important way to have face-to-face conversations with working people about the shortcomings of our capitalist system and how Bernie is the ONLY candidate offering solutions that address the needs of the working class. If you are a first time canvasser, no worries! You'll be trained and paired with an experienced canvasser.

  • 25
    JAN

    Bernie 2020 South Philly Canvass

    South

    Please bring a fully charged phone if you can! We'll be using miniVAN, which you can download as an app for free! 

    Please RSVP via the link at the bottom of the page to help our hosts prepare for the correct number of canvassers!

    Back in February, our chapter voted overwhelmingly to endorse Bernie Sanders because he is the only candidate in the race who will fight for our values. From Medicare for All to the Green New Deal to his Housing for All plan, Bernie has consistently championed programs to build working class power and fight the massive inequality plaguing America today.

    This is an opportunity to continue our work building support for Bernie's campaign in earnest. Do you know a friend who's curious about DSA? A member of your union who you've been trying to radicalize? A coworker who complains about how all politicians are crooks? Bring them! 

    Weeknight canvasses are an easy, but important way to have face-to-face conversations with working people about the shortcomings of our capitalist system and how Bernie is the ONLY candidate offering solutions that address the needs of the working class. If you are a first time canvasser, no worries! You'll be trained and paired with an experienced canvasser.

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