News and Updates


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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Fall 2017 Socialist School Recap

December 26, 2017

By Nicole Gounalis, Internal Recording Secretary, Socialist SchoolAround 50 comrades enrolled in the Fall Socialist School, which ran for four evening sessions at the Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library in North Oakland from October 21 through November 13. The classes were well attended — between 30 a...
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Recruiting Comrades to Mobilize and Be Mobilized

December 18, 2017

With the three-month pilot of our mobilizer program coming to a close, we're looking for a new batch of engaged, enthusiastic comrades with active listening skills to help build community with socialists in your neighborhood, support comrades in your area, and motivate members to be more active i...
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Reminder: Renew Your Dues

December 17, 2017

Comrades, it is that time of year when many of us joined DSA after Trump was elected. The surge of interest in socialist politics in general and our beautiful organization specifically is incredible. But this mass enthusiasm also poses a huge organizing challenge: It means that in the coming mont...
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Event Recap: The Fight for Medicare for All

December 03, 2017

On Tuesday, November 28, East Bay DSA hosted The Fight For Medicare For All at the California Nurses Association in Downtown Oakland. Comrades and members of the community filled the CNA auditorium to learn about the single-payer model and what DSA is doing to build power and grow a grassroots mo...
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District Canvasses Are Now Neighborhood Canvasses

November 21, 2017

Over the past few months, the district canvassing program has demonstrated that there's real power in organizers talking to and mobilizing their neighbors.Since neighborhoods are a much more organic grouping than the arbitrary boundaries of district lines, our canvassing program will be now be or...
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October 27 Local Council Statement

October 28, 2017

On the night of September 14, 2017, at an East Bay DSA event, an East Bay DSA member shoved another member in the context of a political argument. East Bay DSA undertook an official investigation according to our policy. Following due process, the Local Council informed the member of the charge a...
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Recap: October Reading Group First Meeting

October 09, 2017

Last Saturday, October 7, 2017, East Bay DSA held the first meeting of its reading group based on China Mieville's October.This year is the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution of 1917, a pivotal moment for the socialist movement of the world. Even today, 100 years later, socialists must c...
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