News and Updates


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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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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