News and Updates


Recap: Electoral Endorsement Meeting

October 07, 2017

On October 2, more than 140 East Bay DSA members came together at the Humanist Hall to hear from and discuss endorsing two candidates for state office. Richmond Progressive Alliance (RPA) members Jovanka Beckles and Gayle McLaughlin addressed our membership, responded to our questions, and asked ...
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Next Local Council Meeting Date Change

October 04, 2017

Attention: The next local council meeting date has been changed! The meeting has been rescheduled for Friday, October 27 at 7 p.m. with location to be determined. There will not be a local council meeting on October 15. Thanks for your patience as we work out event scheduling!
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Local Council Report Out

August 21, 2017

On August 20, our newly empaneled Local Council (LC) met for the second time (read the full minutes). Thirteen LC members were in attendance along with about 40 observers, comprising members of our chapter, visitors from other chapters, and members of the community at large. We came together to s...
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East Bay DSA Local Council Election Results

June 25, 2017

The results are in! East Bay DSA has a new Local Council thanks to the democratic efforts of our general membership and our many event volunteers.Local Council MembersCo-Chairs: Molly Armstrong and Mary Virginia WatsonVice Chair: Frances ReadeSecretary: Ben FifeTreasurer: Jeff LeeInternal Organiz...
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Recap: General Meeting and Bylaws Vote

April 27, 2017

This past Sunday we held our first General Meeting since January (read the full minutes).The afternoon kicked off with speeches from our Local Council members (formally known as Executive Committee chairs). Jeremy Gong made a case for the deliberative work of building a sturdy organization for th...
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Vice-Chair Molly Armstrong Tells Her DSA story

March 02, 2017

At our January new member meeting, Molly told her story of coming to East Bay DSA and how she was empowered to step up and lead.We encourage all new members and curious non-members to come to our next new member meeting on Saturday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Libr...
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Single-Payer Campaign Kickoff: Building Power to Win Big

March 01, 2017

Last Saturday, 160 people took part in East Bay DSA's Single-Payer Healthcare Campaign Kickoff event in Oakland. Our goal was to mobilize support for The Healthy California Act, or SB 562, a single-payer healthcare bill that would provide comprehensive medical coverage to all Californians, includ...
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East Bay DSA Gears Up for Big Single-Payer Kickoff

February 14, 2017

Yesterday was the beginning of something big. We at the East Bay DSA were blown away by the success of the soft kick-off for the California Single-Payer Health Care campaign. With our big campaign canvassing event coming up on February 25 (check it out on Facebook!), we took a day to train 35 of ...
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East Bay DSA at SFO Protests

February 07, 2017

Hi everyone, just wanted to tell you a little bit about East Bay DSA's presence at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) protests last weekend.We became aware on Saturday that there were several detainees being held at SFO as a result of Trump's executive order banning immigrants and refu...
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East Bay DSA on Jacobin Panel

February 06, 2017

On Friday, February 3, more than 200 people filled the California Nurses Association headquarters to attend a panel called "Resisting Trump in California." The panelists included our own East Bay DSA co-chair Jeremy Gong, editor and founder of Jacobin Magazine Bhaskar Sunkara, and Stephanie Schwa...
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