Resolutions and Reports

How we draft resolutions.

As a democratic organization, we make decisions mainly by deliberating and voting as an assembly of all members. We use this direct democracy for as many decisions of the organization as possible. We believe that this democratic practice is an essential part of our socialist vision, and also that the process of formulating political initiatives, deliberation, debate and voting strengthens us all as political actors and organizers.

These debates happen at General Meetings where we vote on resolutions put forward by members. Resolutions suggest what the organization should do, how we should do it, what our collective perspective should be and allow for democratic debate on concrete issues.

Take a look at some of the resolutions from the past year to get a sense of what resolutions in Philly DSA look like, and what they cover.

Any member(s) interested in submitting a resolution are encouraged to contact any member of the Resolutions Subcommittee at phillydsa@gmail.com (subject line RESO) for help with drafting your ideas into an actionable resolution that is in accord with Robert’s Rules of Order.

  • Steering Committee Final Report

  • Bernie Campaign Report 2019.09

  • Resolution 2019:09:02: Endorse Nicolas O’Rourke for City Council At-Large

  • Resolution 2019:09:01: Endorse Kendra Brooks for City Council At-Large

  • Resolution 2019.06.00: Establish A Temporary Green New Deal Strategy Committee

  • Report: National Convention 2019

  • Standing Rules for Philly DSA

  • Philly DSA 2019 Convention Report

  • Report: OCOS Committee December 2018 to February 2019

  • Statement of Support for Adrian Rivera Reyes

  • Report: Canvassing Committee December 2018 to February 2019

  • Report: BuxMont Branch December 2018 to February 2019

  • Report: Delaware County Branch December 2018 to February 2019

  • Report: Political Education Committee December 2018 to February 2019

  • Report: Housing Justice Committee December 2018 to February 2019

  • Report: Local Initiative Local Action Committee December 2018 to February 2019

  • Report: Policy Committee December 2018 to February 2019

  • Report: Steering Committee December 2018 to February 2019

  • Resolution 2019.03.01: Support the Philadelphia Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Campaign

    Authors: David McMahon, LS, Shelly Ronen, Penny Walter Co-Sponsors: Natalie M. Heather F. Rhianna B., Vicki F., Jonah G., Kilynn L. Matt R. Mary M.

  • Resolution 2018.12.00: Prepare for Bernie 2020

    Authors: Philly DSA Steering Committee

  • Final Report: Study Committee on Organizational Structure

    Authors: Jedidiah Slaboda, Mary Migliozzi, Scott Jenkins, Syne Salem, Sam Chenkin, Alex Nagle

  • Resolution 11:18:06 To Establish an ad hoc Housing Justice Committee

    Authors: Shelly Ronen, Sam Schwartz, Jesse Kudler, Sus Sunhee Volz and Myles Guevremont

  • Resolution 11:18:05 To Support Mass Mobilizations and Mass Action

    Authors: Marilyn Arwood

  • Resolution 11:18:03 To Establish an ad hoc Policy Committee

    Authors: Jason Leach

  • Resolution 11:18:01 To Pursue a Rank-and-File Labor Strategy

    Authors: Olivia Harding, Bill Bradley, Paul Prescod

  • Resolution 7:18:09 To Provide Childcare at All Meetings

    Authors: Maggie Hart, Dave Backer, Sus Sunhee Volz

  • Resolution 2018:7:00 To Adopt Temporary Harassment and Grievance Policy

  • November 2018 General Meeting Results

  • Resolution 7:18:08 Support Fair Work Week Campaign

    Authors: Dustin Guastella

  • Resolution 7:18:07 Endorse the OCOS Budget and Join the OCOS Coalition

    Authors: Seth Kulick, Kate Cairns, Ron Whitehorne, Gregory Laynor

  • Resolution 7:18:06 Joint Resolution for Medicare for All Campaign Work

    Authors: Dustin Guastella, Dave McMahon

  • Resolution 7:18:05 Endorse and Recommit to Kristin Seale for State Representative

    Authors: Alex Nagle

  • Resolution 7:18:04 Establish Bucks/Montgomery County Branch

    Authors: James Lewis

  • Resolution 7:18:03 Establish Delaware County Branch

    Authors: Scott Alberts

  • Resolution 7:18:02 Extension of the Ad Hoc Electoral Evaluation Committee

    Authors: Electoral Evaluation Committee (Alex Nagle, Soona Salem, Austin Binns, David M., Adam Goldman)

  • Resolution 7:18:01 Extension of the Ad Hoc Canvassing Committee

    Authors: Marilyn Arwood, Jeremy Wheatley, Melissa Naschek

  • 4:18:05 - Support the Poor People’s Campaign in Pennsylvania

    Authors: Dave Backer, Sally Eberhardt, Thom Clancy

  • Resolution 4:18:04 Join International HP Boycott (BDS)

    Authors: Thom Clancy

  • 4:18:03 - Establish Ad Hoc Committee on Organizational Structure

    Resolution 4:18:03

  • 4:18:02 Extension of the Ad Hoc Canvassing Committee

    Authors: Marilyn Arwood, Jeremy Wheatley, Melissa Naschek

  • Resolution 2:18:11 Support Good Cause Legislation

    Authors: Jason Oscar, Jesse Kudler

  • Resolution 2:18:10 Convene More Frequent General Meetings

    Authors: Dustin Guastella, John Hess, Scott Jenkins, Adam Goldman

  • Resolution 2:18:9 Incorporate Philly DSA

    Authors: Adam Goldman

  • Resolution 2:18:7 Support Elizabeth Fiedler For State Representative

    Authors: Alex Nagle

  • Resolution 2:18:6 Support Kristin Seale for State Representative

    Authors: Alex Nagle

  • Resolution 2:18:4 Establish the Right to Rescind Endorsement

    Authors: Alex Nagle, Scott Alberts, Arkay Raj, David M

  • Resolution 12:17:6 Refer Development of a Temporary Harassment Grievance Policy for 2018 to the Steering Committee

    Authors: Jedidiah Slaboda, Dustin Guastella

  • Resolution 12:17:4 Establish Ad Hoc LILAC (Local Campaign) Committee

    Authors: Mark Blaho; Rhianna Dean; Brittany Griebling; Seth Kulick; Jesse Kudler; Greg Laynor; Jeremy Low

  • Resolution 12:17:3 Commit to Pass a City Council Resolution for Medicare for All

    Authors: Greg Laynor, Alex Nagle, Dustin Guastella, Ryan Crump

  • Resolution 12:17:1 Establish Ad Hoc Canvassing Committee

    Authors: Melissa Naschek, Scott Jenkins, Joshua Herren, Sam Schwartz, Jeremy Wheatley, Keith Arians, Soona Salem, Marilyn Arwood, Alex Nagle

  • Resolution 9:17:3 Electoral Support For Larry Krasner

    Author: Jesse Kudler

  • Resolution 9:17:2 Amend Financial Disclosure for Endorsement of Electoral Candidates

    Author: Jeremy Low

  • Resolution 9:17:1 Formation of an Ad-Hoc Electoral Campaign Evaluation Committee

    Author: Alex Nagle

  • Resolution 6:17:2 Electoral Endorsement Criteria

    Author: Natalie Midiri

  • Resolution 6:17:1 Single Pay PA

    Author: Dustin Guastella

  • Bylaw Amendment Article III, Section 2

    Author: Jeremy Low

  • Bylaw Amendment Article IX, Section 1

    Authors: Adam Goldman and Dustin Guastella

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