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.

Put Socialists on Oakland School Board

This November, the future of Oakland’s public education is at stake. Billionaires want to turn a profit privatizing our schools, and bust the teachers’ union while they’re at it. But we can fight back. The Oakland Education Association is running candidates for School Board who will uphold the promise of free public education for everyone, and East Bay DSA has endorsed Valarie Bachelor, Pecolia Manigo, and Jennifer Brouhard. We need your people power to get them in office!

Sign up to knock doors and make calls for School Board candidates.

Fight Chevron - Elect Socialists in Richmond

We live in the richest country in the history of the world, yet Richmond’s streets are riddled with potholes, unhoused people go hungry on the streets of our cities, and massive corporations profit off of oil, coal, and gas - including Chevron, right here in Richmond. But there’s a different way. We can take on the fossil fuel and real estate companies and the politicians they’ve captured, but only if working-class people lead the way. And Richmond Progressive Alliance (RPA) is doing just that. They’re running candidates Eduardo Martinez for Mayor and Jamin Pursell for City Council, endorsed by East Bay DSA, to stand up to corporate polluters and fight for working people.

Help put Eduardo and Jamin over the finish line - join us.

Support Striking Workers

Do you want to get active in supporting workers in their struggles and fighting to grow and strengthen the labor movement? Do you want something to do RIGHT NOW? East Bay Labor Solidarity is a campaign to turn East Bay DSA into a valuable and powerful ally to the local labor movement, by showing up to support local struggles in ways both big and small. There is lots of work to do, and opportunities to get involved for members of any level of experience!

Learn more about East Bay Labor Solidarity.

Jobs Program

Most of us need to work alienating jobs in order to survive. We can bring purpose into that daily drudgery by organizing with our coworkers to win demands that improve our lives and communities. If you're looking for work, or looking for a way to put your socialism into practice at work and don’t think that’s viable at your current workplace, get a job to organize a workplace or strengthen existing unions with other East Bay DSA members at a strategic employer!

Learn more about our Jobs Program.

Fair Budget El Cerrito

The city of El Cerrito is in dire financial straits but continues to invest nearly one third of its budget in policing, while laying off non-police unionized staff. Join this East Bay DSA campaign led by members living in El Cerrito to redirect funds from police to community services!

Learn more about Fair Budget El Cerrito.

People's Budget Vallejo

Vessels of Vallejo is a grassroots organization focused on building community power through mutual aid, political education, and the dismantling of oppressive systems. People's Budget Vallejo is a community–led, participatory approach to radically democratize how Vallejo residents identify community priorities in order to more equitably inform how limited City resources and funds are allocated. All Vallejo residents are encouraged to take the survey here.

Learn more about Vessels of Vallejo.

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.