Rosa O.-A.

Vice Chair Candidate Statement

DSA has become a huge part of my life over the last couple years! I overcame my social anxiety to canvass for universal healthcare and housing. I served as one of your elected delegates to the National Convention. I helped organize our anti-fascist coalition work in 2017 and 2018. I worked on the Brake Lights program where we talked with hundreds of our neighbors about socialism and organizing against the capitalist police state. Outside of DSA I’ve also been organizing with the Cat Brooks campaign!

It's been inspiring and humbling to organize with you. We've all put so much into DSA, and we're off to a great start. Here's what I want to do next:

Democracy is a means and an end!

We need to make our monthly meetings celebrations of democracy that our members are proud to participate in. Let’s reaffirm a multi-tendency DSA with broad political discussion throughout our democratic process!

Connect to all facets of class struggle!

We’ve fallen short in connecting to many segments of the working class, especially Black, Indigenous, and immigrant communities. Let’s take a deep look at how we can do better to make EBDSA an organization by and for the whole working class and organize together for the socialist transformation of society!

Take steps toward establishing a mass workers party!

Our task demands that the working class have a Party through which we practice democracy and exert our power for revolutionary change. Let’s begin by connecting with working class groups throughout the area on healthcare, housing, labor, and anti-fascist organizing, and build persistent structures of coordination and democracy!

I believe DSA is our best shot at building a working class organization capable of establishing socialism in our lifetimes. I’m running for vice-chair because I want to make this a reality with you!