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.
California Medicare for All
In line with our national Democratic Socialists for Medicare for All campaign, East Bay DSA is committed to fighting for a single-payer healthcare system. Our vision of Medicare for All is a vision of a single, universal program that’s free at the point of service, which offers comprehensive coverage and includes a jobs initiative and severance for those whose employment is affected by the transition to a public single-payer system.
With Democrats in control of the presidency and the United States Congress, achieving single-payer at the state level in California can be an important step in winning a national Medicare for All policy.
Join us in our fight for single-payer in California!
Learn more about Medicare for All.
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.
A top national priority for DSA is the Protect the Right to Organize Act, or PRO Act, passed by the House on March 9 and facing an uphill battle in the Senate in coming months. The PRO Act by itself will not restore militancy and power to the American labor movement, but it will partially reverse 75 years of attacks on the right of private sector workers to unionize.
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. We must defund the police and refund services that enhance Black lives, instead of taking them away. Join us!
Let's Defund OPD!
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.
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!
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
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