In this week’s news: a strong debate performance, several national union endorsements, and (most importantly) untold volunteer hours have propelled Bernie into a tie for first in national polls; meanwhile, Philly DSA stepped up our Bernie campaign with additional weeknight canvasses (materials here if you want to learn more!) and our second biggest Bernie canvass to date in Port Richmond!
We’ve got a few other big events before the year is up, including a political education talk with Anton Jäger on left populism (Wednesday, December 11), a rally for public school funding in Harrisburg with Philly DSA’s endorsed candidate Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler (Wednesday, December 18), our next Big Bernie Canvass on Saturday, December 7, and, of course, the December GM and Fundraiser (Motion to Party: Passes!). There will be carousing, a raffle, and perhaps even a visit from the Big Man himself. You won’t want to miss it!
So, come out and stick around to celebrate after. 2019’s had its ups and downs, but, if we put in the work, we’ve got High High Hopes that 2020 could be the year it all changes.
December 14 General Meeting
We hope you’ll join us for the End-of-the-Year General Meeting & Fundraiser on December 14th! A draft General Meeting Agenda can be found linked on the event page. Amendments are due 12/4.
The Member Engagement Committee is still looking for Raffle items. They need new and gently used leftist books, curiosities, decorations, handcrafted items, sealed bottles of alcohol, event tickets, gift cards, etc. No item is too small. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions and to coordinate pickup. They’re also looking for volunteers for setup, bartending, selling raffle tickets, and teardown for our fundraiser. Email Mark if you can help out!
If your union does something cool between Bulletins, let us know on Facebook or Twitter! Also, if you’re a union member and a member of Philly DSA interested in getting involved with our Labor for Bernie work, please fill out this form.
Sunday, December 1 | 4:00 - 6:00 pm | West Philly | RSVP for address
Socialist Night School: Nordic Social Democracy
Monday, December 2 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm | Golkin Room, Houston Hall | 3417 Spruce Street
Bernie 2020 West Philly Canvass
Tuesday, December 3 | 6:00 - 8:30 pm | 4413 Pine St, Apt 4
Bernie 2020 Fishtown Canvass
Wednesday, December 4 | 6:00 - 8:30 pm | 615 E. Thompson St, #2
BuxMont DSA: Lunch Debt, Quakertown SD Public Meeting
Thursday, December 5 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm | 100 Commerce Blvd, Quakertown, PA 18951
Bernie 2020 Mass Canvass
Saturday, December 7 | 12:00 - 4:00 pm | Unity Hall | 1349 Unity St
Workshop: “A Socialist Approach to School Funding in Philadelphia”
Sunday, December 8 | 12:00 - 3:00 pm | Providence Center | 2557 N. 5th St
Marxism and Politics Reading Group: Rosa Luxemburg
Monday, December 9 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm | Chapterhouse Cafe | 620 S 9th St
BuxMont DSA: Oppose For-Profit Charter Schools in Norristown
Monday, December 9 & 16 | 6:30 - 9:00 pm | 401 N Whitehall Rd, Norristown, PA 19403
Tuesday, December 10 | 6:00 - 8:30 pm | 5110 Hadfield St
Marxism and Politics Lecture Series: Anton Jäger - Populism Beyond Identity
Wednesday, December 11 | 7:30 - 9:00 pm | Golkin Room, Houston Hall | 3417 Spruce Street
Bernie 2020 South Philly Canvass
Thursday, December 12 | 6:00 - 8:30 pm | 1843 S. 15th Street
End-of-year General Meeting and Fundraiser
Saturday, December 14 | 12:00 - 4:30 pm | William Way Ballroom | 1315 Spruce St
SOS Toxic Schools Rally in Harrisburg with Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler
Wednesday, December 18 | 10:00 am | Capitol Rotunda | Harrisburg, PA
GND Strategy Committee
Monday, December 2 | 7:30 - 9:00 pm | Penn Bookstore Cafe | 3601 Walnut St.
Policy Committee Meeting
Tuesday, December 3 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm | Penn Bookstore | 3601 Walnut St
Canvassing Committee Meeting
Monday, December 9 | 7:00 - 8:00 pm | Penn Bookstore | 3601 Walnut St
DSA’S National Electoral Committee is Looking for Members!
The NEC supports trainings, supports campaign endorsements, and seeks to integrate electoral work with all National campaigns. They are seeking 21 new members in total for a term that lasts from the beginning of 2020 until shortly after the 2021 convention. Applications will be accepted until December 15th. Questions? Reach out to email@example.com.
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.
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 at all levels of government? Something that we need to put on Bernie Sanders's desk? The Policy 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!
Get involved in Philly DSA’s Communications Committee
The Philly DSA Communications Committee is looking for writers, artists, programmers, photographers, and anybody else who’s interested in promoting our local’s amazing work. If you’d like to get involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Host a Canvass!
The Philly DSA Canvassing Committee will be running smaller, shorter weeknight and weekend canvasses out of members' homes! If you're interested in hosting a canvass at your residence, please fill out this form. Please email Vicki at email@example.com with any questions.
Member Surveys: Childcare
The Childcare Committee has prepared an initial survey to assess member needs and interests in order to guide their work. Please take a moment to fill out the survey.
Support 👏 Philly 👏 DSA 👏!
Local Dues - support our campaign work and cover everyday operating costs like meeting space // Contribute to Philly DSA PAC - help fund our independent electoral campaigns // Accommodations, Accessibility, Childcare - let us know what you need to stay involved // Moved away from Philly? - update your address on the DSA national database.
Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃
Your Philly DSA Bulletin Team
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