General Membership Meeting

Join your fellow East Bay DSA members for the first of our bi-monthly membership meetings! This is an opportunity to meet new comrades, learn about what's happening in the chapter, and participate in our shared democratic process. These meetings, which include voting and debate on proposals for chapter projects, are the highest decision-making body within our chapter. Your participation is crucial for determining our shared political and organizational priorities.


The agenda is crafted by the Local Council (LC) and by general membership. Agenda items are either developed by members in collaboration with the Local Council, or brought forward by LC committees. Members can also automatically put a proposal on the agenda by gathering the signatures of 10 percent of our chapter membership, which currently equals 90 members. Please see the full set of meeting deadlines and procedures here. Members will also be able to submit position papers in support of or opposed to proposals, to be published on our website, via a link that will be posted with the draft and final agendas.

See the agenda


At this meeting, the chapter will take two major votes: first, whether East Bay DSA should officially join the national DSA's Medicare for All campaign, and second, whether East Bay DSA should officially endorse the Bay to Brakelights program.

Members are encouraged to submit position papers on either of the two proposals on the agenda. If you'd like to do so, please write a 250–500 word statement and send it to

Read the proposals and the member statements supporting and opposing them.

RSVP and Volunteer

Meetings like this take a lot of collective effort! Please volunteer to help with setup, sign-in, and other important tasks.

RSVP and Volunteer


The Omni Commons ballroom is wheelchair accessible, and the Omni Commons has a wheelchair-accessible restroom. For more information, see the Omni's detailed accessibility information.

If you would like to request accessibility accommodation, including supervised child activities, please fill out the RSVP form or email We are continually trying to improve our democratic mechanisms, so please reach out via that email address if you have any other questions or feedback about the meetings process.

December 10, 2017 at 1 p.m.–3 p.m.
Omni Commons
4799 Shattuck Ave
Oakland, CA 94609
United States
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