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.

As a chapter we are involved in the following campaigns.

Top Priority Campaign

At our 2024 convention, we as a chapter voted to prioritize a single campaign as top priority for 2024/25, with many members committing to at least 2 hrs of work on the campaign.

Divest From Apartheid

We as a chapter have been organizing for Palestinian liberation and anti-imperialism at large for years and officially took a stance as an anti-Zionist organization in 2023. Comrades here in the East Bay across faiths, identities, and circumstances are deeply committed to this work and it kicked into high gear in October 2023 as we responded to the escalations of the Israeli apartheid regime. Projects such as Bay Area Labor For Palestine, and our work supporting Oakland educators who have faced repercussions for being in open support of Gaza, have helped us build a foundation to do more.

At our 2024 convention, we as a chapter voted overwhelmingly to regroup, recommit, double-down, and push to DIVEST from the Israeli war machine! Now the top priority campaign for our ranks, and hot on the heels of divestment wins in Hayward and Richmond, we are pushing to take even more resources and dollars out of the Israeli terror state and make a material impact against the genocide. We are privileged to be in community with many principled local organizations as part of the Bay Area Divest! coalition and ask that you sign and circulate our petition by clicking here to help make the collective voice of the people ring loud and clear! 

Just as local and global divestment campaigns helped dismantle the apartheid regime in South Africa decades ago, we will again meaningfully contribute to the dismantling of the Israeli apartheid state today. Reach out to learn how you too can organize against these atrocities. Together, we will end this genocide.

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Priority Campaigns

At our 2024 convention, we as a chapter voted to prioritize 3 other campaigns for 2024/25.

De-Charter OUSD

Join East Bay DSA members in coalition with Oakland Schools for All to ensure that underperforming, inequitable Oakland charter schools are not funded with our taxpayer dollars! There are a number of ways to build the campaign, from one-time actions to sustained support.

Fill out this form and an EBDSA organizer will be in touch.

Canvass for Jovanka to Build Working Class Power

Canvasses build our movement! Through mass canvasses for East Bay DSA member and CA State Senate Candidate Jovanka Beckles, we will connect with members of the working class in East Bay DSA who want to canvass for a pro-union, pro-Palestine, pro-tenant, pro-transit candidate. Help new canvassers learn more about our chapter's long-term organizing projects to build working class power!

Are you eager to learn more about canvassing strategy? Or do you have design skills? Or do you want to learn more about how to run a campaign? Or do you want to pitch in on an East Bay DSA priority campaign?

Get involved in this campaign to spread our politics & help Jovanka win

Block Cop Campus

Since 2020, the police, the Parties, and Property have been clawing back what little progress was made by the George Floyd protests. But that radicalism was what inspired and enabled Atlanta to halt the construction of Cop City in Weelaunee Forest. San Pablo’s Cop Campus will churn out union-busters and camp-clearers and school 'resource officers' all across the Bay. But it already has numerous opponents—tenants and the unhoused, Palestinians and Afrikans, anarchists and socialists, unions and abolitionists.

Find out more & Join the fight to make our streets ours.


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.

Bay Area Labor For Palestine

Since the onset of Israel’s military campaign against Gaza, East Bay DSA members have helped organize a grassroots collection of rank-and-file union members seeking to push their unions to take stances in solidarity with Palestine.

Find out more about Bay Area Labor for Palestine

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Support Class Struggle Electoral Campaigns

East Bay DSA fight in Class struggle elections, at the moment we are getting the following great candidates elected:

  • Jovanka Beckles for California Senate District 7
  • Nikki Fortunado Bas for Alameda County Supervisor District 5
  • Melvin Willis for Richmond City Council District 1
  • Claudia Jimenez for Richmond City Council District 6

Learn more about our Ongoing Class Struggle Electoral Campaigns

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.