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June 18, 2018

Written by Matt StoneI’ve had a great time in East Bay DSA, but canvassing for Gayle McLaughlin and Jovanka Beckles has been one of the most rewarding experiences I've had since joining.My last time out canvassing, I knocked on a door and wound up having a 15-minute conversation with two Oakland ...
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RELEASE: Jovanka Beckles Wins State Assembly Primary

June 14, 2018

For Immediate Release, Thursday, June 14, 2018Contact: Zach McDonald, East Bay DSA Co-Chair, elections@eastbaydsa.orgEast Bay DSA member becomes the latest winner in socialist election waveOakland, Calif.—East Bay Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is celebrating the primary victory of DSA me...
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Lessons Learned from the AFSCME Strike

June 04, 2018

Written by Hannah EhrlinspielA year of contract negotiations between the University of California (UC) and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 3299, which represents 24,000 of UC's lowest-paid workers, came to a head in late April of this year, when 97 ...
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Bay Area Fundraising Party for Teamsters for a Democratic Union

June 04, 2018

Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU) is the longest-standing union reform caucus in the U.S., and they are on a path to victory to reform and radicalize the largest logistics union in the country.In the Teamsters' 2016 election, the TDU candidate for Teamster general president won 49 percent of...
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Why Socialists Support Jovanka and Gayle

May 31, 2018

By Mike ParkerSocialists view inequality, social oppression, environmental destruction, and threat of war as inherent in our social system. We have to go beyond some reforms to the system and think in terms of how we change it. Elections are an important opportunity because, at least nominally, t...
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Early Census Results Released

May 08, 2018

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.See the preliminary results...
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East Bay DSA 2018 Convention Results

April 30, 2018

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.Priorities ResolutionThe member...
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Statement: Commitment to Ending Racism and Capitalism

April 06, 2018

Written March 12, 2017We are committed to the struggle against racism as part of the project of unifying the diverse working class and winning the fight to end capitalism. The deep tradition of anti-racist socialist movements has taught us that racism and capitalism are profoundly intertwined. It...
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