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Early Census Results Released

In April, East Bay DSA launched its membership census to learn more about our membership. So far, 168 members (about 19 percent of our membership) have answered. See the attached PDF for the preliminary results. We'll publish the full results when they become available.

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East Bay DSA 2018 Convention Results

The East Bay DSA 2018 Convention has come to a close. This was a tremendous effort on behalf of the chapter's membership, including the candidates, authors and signatories of the two priorities resolutions, and the many volunteers who helped make the event possible.

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2018 Priorities Resolutions Now Live

The priorities resolutions are now live! We received two resolutions, both of which are available on the East Bay DSA 2018 Convention site.

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Passed: Support for UC Union Contract Campaigns

On April 3, 2018, the East Bay DSA Steering Committee voted in favor of supporting the UC union contract campaigns. Below is the text of the resolution.

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Statement of Solidarity on the Murder of Marielle Franco

March 15, 2018

On the night of March 14, 2018, Marielle Franco, a member of Brazil's Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL) and a city councillor in Rio de Janeiro, was brutally murdered, along with her driver, Anderson Pedro Gomes. All the evidence so far available, even that reported by the press, suggests that this was a politically motivated assassination.

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Recap: February 2018 General Membership Meeting

At our first general meeting of the year, more than 150 East Bay DSA members came together and voted to launch a campaign to repeal a statewide anti–rent control law and approve a new set of bylaws for the chapter.

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Recap: Labor Notes Fundraiser

The Labor Notes Fundraiser on January 20, sponsored by East Bay DSA and local labor unions, was a huge success! With more than 120 attendees, we raised more than $6,400! All proceeds will go to travel scholarships to send local, young, low-income workers to Chicago for the Labor Notes Conference April 6–9.

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Recap: January Medicare-for-All Canvass

On Saturday, January 13, about 130 comrades of all sizes, shapes, and hairstyles streamed into Oakland's historic Omni Commons meeting hall. The building, which began as a meeting place for an independent garbage collection co-op in the 1930s, was the staging ground for the latest iteration of East Bay DSA's Medicare-for-All canvassing effort. It began with a series of rousing speeches.

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Proposed Revisions to Bylaws Now Available

The Bylaws Committee has completed its proposed revisions to the East Bay DSA chapter bylaws. Our current bylaws are provisional, which means that we all need to revise and vote on them again this spring.

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DSA Night School Returns

The East Bay DSA chapter will restart its official political education efforts with a bi-weekly night school beginning in February. The school is open to all East Bay DSA members. Members from other chapters or non-members will be considered based on available space.

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