Author: Alex Nagle
Whereas at its June 2017 Local Convention Philadelphia DSA approved an Electoral Endorsement Criteria;
Whereas the 2018 electoral cycle presents strategic opportunities for our local to advance democratic socialist policies;
Whereas the 2017 National DSA Convention overwhelmingly voted to approve a national campaign to advance "Medicare for All" or "single payer" healthcare;
Whereas Philly DSA has already begun a local campaign for Medicare for All;
And whereas the 2018 Senate, Congressional, Gubernatorial, and State Legislature elections, in particular the May 15, 2017 Democratic Party primary, present strategic opportunities to advance Medicare for All legislation by using interventions in the electoral cycle as a tactic to supplement the local Medicare for All campaign work that is already underway;
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