Intro to DSA
August 12, 2018
"There is no other force, there is no other party, there is no other real ideology out there right now that is asserting the minimum elements necessary to lead a dignified American life."
—Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DSA member and likely future congresswoman, on democratic socialism in Vogue Magazine
It's 2018 and socialism is ascendant. The political revolution that Bernie Sanders set in motion with his insurgent campaign in the 2016 presidential primary continues to build in intensity. More and more people are standing up to say that they've had enough with a system that puts profit over people, that puts the wealth of the few over the dignity and flourishing of the many.
Democratic socialists all over the country are fighting for an improved and expanded Medicare for All healthcare system, a federal jobs guarantee, universal rent control, tuition-free public education pre-K through college or trade school, a powerful, militant labor movement, and the abolishment of ICE.
We're winning elections, we're building explicitly socialist institutions, we're training effective socialist organizers, and we're introducing millions of people to real-world anti-capitalist politics.
Come on out to a picnic in the park to learn more about democratic socialism and get involved in our local activities here in the East Bay. New members and not-yet-members are welcome!
Accessibility: Bushrod Park is wheelchair-accessible from the sidewalk. Park bathrooms are not always open.
Will you attend? Let us know!