News and Updates

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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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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