Where the work happens

East Bay DSA has many committees engaged in the important work of the chapter, addressing the needs of its members and the larger community.

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee of East Bay DSA is the governing board of the chapter, generally supervises its affairs between regular membership meetings, and implements the priorities adopted by the membership at the last annual convention.

  • Co-chairs: Yari G. and Ella T.
  • Vice Chair: Laura C.
  • Recording secretary: Max M.
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Labor Committee

If workers are to have the power in society to get their needs met, we must develop and grow the capacity to stop business as usual. When push comes to shove, capitalists and their political puppets care foremost about securing profits and property rights. Therefore, workers must build independent and democratic workplace organizations -- that is, unions and worker committees rooted in rank-and-file initiative and shopfloor power. Such robust labor organizations allow workers to articulate and advance their collective interests both as workers and as part of the broader working class.

The Labor Committee is made up of workers, rank-and-file union members, union staff, labor educators, and labor activists committed to building a strong, militant, democratic labor movement and its socialist wing, all of which are key to a rebirthed, truly mass socialist politics. To help bring about this revitalization, the Labor Committee engages in workplace organizing support, labor education, and solidarity work, and more.

  • Co-chairs: Nick R. and Zach W
  • Vice Chair: Jonathan M
  • Recording secretary: Tim T.
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Electoral Committee

The Electoral Committee organizes East Bay DSA’s electoral campaigns, and coordinates with EBDSA-endorsed elected officials. We cannot vote our way to socialism, but the state is nonetheless a key arena of struggle against capital, and electoral campaigns can be powerful tools to foster working-class militancy and build socialist power and organization. The Electoral Committee is tasked with long term electoral strategy, preparing home-grown socialist candidates to run for office, and running independent chapter campaigns to help them win.

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Housing Committee

The Housing Committee is organizing a movement of working-class tenants, homeowners, and houseless people fighting the California real estate lobby and corporate landlords, for housing that is universal, democratically run, ecologically designed, high-quality, permanently affordable and off the private market.

Our campaigns have included fighting in coalitions for local rent control campaigns in cities like Hayward, statewide ballot initiatives for strong rent control like Prop 10, tenant protections, direct actions, and electoral efforts to create taxes on speculators and the wealthy, all in order to disrupt speculation, spread socialist housing ideas, and seize power from landlords and capitalists.

We also popularize our vision of social housing through community education efforts, propaganda, and by supporting DSA chapters across the state to advocate for social housing.

Political Education Committee

The Political Education Committee educates East Bay DSA members on socialist theory, history, and methodology through regularly occurring Socialist Night School classes and public lectures and events. Through these political education programs, socialist organizers will be able to understand their current context and their tasks ahead more clearly and gain the fluency they need to become public tribunes for socialism.

See more about Socialist Night School.

Meetings Committee

The Meetings Committee of Easy Bay DSA partners with the Steering Committee to facilitate general meetings within the chapter.

It's main focuses are securing venues for the meeting, liaising with the venue staff, ensuring all AV equipment is setup correctly, and generally ensuring both in person participants and remote participants have a seamless experience to enable members to partake in chapter-wide democratic decision-making.

See more about Meetings Committee.

Chapter Coordination Committee

The Chapter Coordination Committee is where we work on the nuts and bolts of the systems that make the chapter tick. There are 5 teams, each with a team lead who will help coordinate the work.

  • Chair - Schedule and help coordinate Leads, Max M
  • Tech Team - Manages our Discord server, our website, and NationBuilder.
  • Meetings Team - Plans General Membership Meetings. Lead: Michael Sel
  • Office Team - Stocks, tidies, and keeps our office running smoothly. Lead: Quinn C
  • Editorial Team - Content strategy and review for the newsletter, Majority, email, SMS, and social media. Interim Lead: Nate A
  • Membership Team - Coordinates new member onboarding, membership development, and chapter socials. Lead: Yari G

Tenant Organizing Committee

Organize your building, or help your neighbors organize theirs! The Tenant Organizing provides trainings and support for people who want to build up the power to fight back against landlords.

Co-chairs: Hamsa E. and Inés D


See more about the Tenant Organizing Committee.