News and Updates


Statement of Solidarity on the Murder of Marielle Franco

March 15, 2018

March 15, 2018On 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, s...
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Recap: February 2018 General Membership Meeting

March 01, 2018

Written by Miguel DuarteAt 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.By near unanimous acclamation, our chapter joins with other...
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Recap: Labor Notes Fundraiser

January 29, 2018

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 ...
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Recap: January Medicare-for-All Canvass

January 26, 2018

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 Ea...
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Proposed Revisions to Bylaws Now Available

January 20, 2018

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.Take a look at the proposals and submit your own. The deadline to submit is February 8, 2018....
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DSA Night School Returns

January 17, 2018

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.The school will build on topic...
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Join the Brake Lights Campaign

January 16, 2018

The Brake Lights campaign is a coalition project led by Bay Area DSA chapters and community members to defend people of color against predatory policing and bridge gaps in our community through substantive interactions and conversations. Beyond fixing brake lights, the campaign seeks to diversify...
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Local Council Statement on Holding Closed Meetings

January 07, 2018

Open Local Council (LC) meetings have been largely inaccessible to our wider membership, and because of the amount of business we have to get through, we rarely have time to hear from all assembled members (and often can only hear a few comments from LC members, for that matter). We've heard from...
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East Bay DSA Expresses Strong Support for AB 1506

January 05, 2018

Co-chair Mary Virginia Watson, on behalf of the East Bay DSA Local Council, sent a letter today to California State Assemblymember David Chiu expressing strong support for Assembly Bill 1506 to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act. Assemblymember Chiu represents California's District 17 an...
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East Bay DSA Venmo Account Change

December 30, 2017

The East Bay DSA Venmo account has changed. The new account name is EastBayDSA (no hyphen).This isn't a new account; we've just renamed it. If East Bay DSA is already on your Venmo friends list, there's nothing to change — the correct name will automatically appear.If East Bay DSA isn't on your V...
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