What we're doing

East Bay DSA is comprised of hundreds of volunteers who work every week, even every day, to build a progressive community in the East Bay. DSA campaign work comes in many forms, including canvassing, calling, posting, and organizing among its members and the greater community.

2020 Electoral Endorsements

East Bay DSA endorses candidates and ballot initiatives of strategic importance to the chapter and the socialist movement. Learn more about our current 2020 electoral endorsements and the process for seeking endorsement by the chapter.

Learn more about our Electoral Endorsements.

Take Back Alameda Health System

Our county’s Public Safety Net Hospital System is in a dire state of emergency. The mismanagement of Alameda Health System (AHS) poses alarming public safety concerns for our entire community, and especially the majority working-class Black and Brown community members employed by, and served by, AHS. 

East Bay DSA is proud to be part of the Alameda County Coalition for Healthy Communities.  Together with our union and community partners, we are fighting for a fully funded and accountable public health system.

Learn more here.

Defund OPD

Black people have been disproportionately targeted, prosecuted, and murdered by the police for centuries under an intrinsically racist, capitalist system. In Oakland, the police budget eats up 44% of the general fund, more than any other city in the nation. The Oakland City Council will vote on budget adjustments for 2020-2021 by June 30th. We must demand that they defund the police and refund services that enhance Black lives, instead of taking them away. Join us!

Let's Defund OPD!

Build Tenant Power

East Bay DSA is part of a coalition known as the Oakland Rent Strike Committee, which was formed in response to the conditions under Covid-19. Thousands of working class people have already lost their jobs or had their hours reduced throughout the East Bay. The City of Oakland has instituted the strongest eviction moratorium in the state, creating the most favorable conditions for tenants to withhold rent. This campaign will support and provide resources to members who are organizing their neighbors and those who share the same landlord. Whether you want to support the call for rent and mortgage cancellation, your building wants to organize a rent strike, or you're just starting to get to know your neighbors and explore what building tenant power could look like, we want to organize with you!

Fill out our housing survey, whether you live in Oakland or beyond, and we'll get in touch.

Classroom Justice NOW!

Fight racist school closures and colocations. Pro-charter organizations funded by billionaires like Mike Bloomberg are trying to turn students and parents into yet another vector for profit. We're fighting to keep Oakland's schools public for ALL, and to get charter schools and their billionaire funders out of our communities!

Learn more about Classroom Justice NOW!

ATU Local 192 Strike Support

The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 192 is AC Transit’s union of bus operators, mechanics and other AC Transit workers, and they may have to strike to fight for a fair and just contract for riders and workers. We stand with AC Transit workers in their fight for justice on the job, and for high-quality public transportation for all!

Learn more about ATU Local 192 Strike Support.

Let's Own PG&E

Pacific Gas & Electric is the investor-owned utility in Northern California responsible for wildfires that have cost lives and property for thousands of working-class people. It's time to take PG&E under public and worker ownership to bring energy to everyone and ensure the safety of the infrastructure.

Learn more about Let's Own PG&E

Mosser Tenant Union

We’re partnering with ACCE to support the newly formed Mosser Tenants Union. We are fighting against the Mosser corporation, a $1.5 billion corporate landlord that is exploiting a loophole in Oakland rent laws to try to raise rents on tenants by as much as 10%. Mosser has systematically filed petitions against 17 Oakland buildings, impacting over 500 tenants and potentially displacing vulnerable seniors, people with disabilities, and struggling working class families who can’t afford another rent hike. Join us as we fight for housing as a human right and build a multiracial movement of working class tenants!

Contact: to get plugged in!

Labor Support Rapid Response

Inspired by teacher, nurse, and city worker strikes? Excited to support rank-and-file workers on the picket line in the East Bay? Join the Labor Support Rapid Response system to be notified by the East Bay DSA Labor Committee via text message about strikes and public actions.

Learn more about the Labor Support Rapid Response

Medicare for All

One of our first campaigns, DSA is fighting for Medicare for All, also known as single-payer healthcare, and we're winning. See the progress we're making and how you can get involved.

Learn more about Medicare for All