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Tell City Council to vote NO on 20 more years of fossil fuel control of our energy grid!

The Mayor’s office is pushing forward a plan that would mean 20 more years of SDG&E – a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, a multinational fossil fuel conglomerate – as the utility with exclusive rights to provide San Diego’s electric and gas services.

Under SDG&E, San Diegans pay the highest rates for electricity in the continental US, while SDG&E rakes in hundreds of millions in profit per year. With SDG&E as our utility, there is no chance of San Diego taking the decisive action required to prevent the worst effects of climate change.

Thankfully, City Council can put a stop to this deal. This is where you come in – we need YOU to send a message to your council member, […]

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Tell City Council: San Diego Deserves a Public Energy Utility

The City of San Diego’s 50-year franchise agreement with SDG&E for electric and gas services  is set to expire in June. This is a once-in-a-century opportunity to change the direction of San Diego’s energy future, to turn away from a private company owned by a fossil fuel conglomerate, towards a publicly owned and operated utility responsive to the people’s demands for lower utility bills, climate justice, and clean energy.

We don’t want a new franchise agreement with any private company – so we need our City Council members to vote NO on any bids, and to start working on establishing a public energy utility immediately!

For more information on how to take action, visit https://dsasandiego.org/energy-democracy

Pass the PRO Act campaign launch!

Join us Sunday, March 7th at 2 pm PST to kick off DSA’s “Pass the PRO Act” campaign, along with Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything, Jamaal Bowman, squad member and US Rep for NY-16, and Sara Nelson, president of AFA-CWA, and other special guests.

RSVP: bit.ly/dsaproactlaunch

The “Protecting the Right to Organize” (PRO) Act  reverses decades of corporate assaults on our labor rights, like so-called “right to work” laws, clearing the way to an expanded labor movement with power to transform the economy and protect our planet. We will only win this sweeping pro-worker legislation by making bold demands and putting the pressure on policymakers to stand up to corporate interests. We need all hands on deck […]

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Call in for Public Power: Thursday, Dec 17, 10 am

This Thursday, December 17 at 10 am newly elected Council President Jennifer Campbell has called a special meeting to open the electricity and gas franchise agreement bids that her predecessor refused to docket due to a deeply flawed process. We encourage all members and supporters of our public power fight to please call in to offer your public comment.

Phone in Testimony
After the meeting begins at 10 am, when the Clerk introduces either the item you would like to comment on or the comment period for, Non-Agenda Public Comment or Closed Session Public Comment, follow the instructions within the  “Public Comment Instructions” by dialing the number below to be placed in the queue.

  1. DIAL 619-541-6310
  2. Enter the Access Code: 877861
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December 12: Demand Scott Peters Fight for Our Lives

On Saturday, December 12, DSA San Diego will join more than 20 DSA chapters in a Fight for Our Lives coordinated action to 1) highlight establishment Democrats’ failure to support the working class and 2) advance our real solutions that have broad popular support. We’re fighting for a COVID-19 and economic recovery response that centers the working class and can serve as a launchpad for the decade of the Green New Deal.

Establishment Democrats, like our very own Scott Peters, have consistently failed to support broadly popular policies that benefit the working class, and now they’re blaming the left for the center’s losses. This action is designed to help shift the national narrative and put the failure on Peters, […]

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Our statement on the election

The 2020 election is nearly over. We don’t yet know what the outcome will be in terms of which candidates will win or lose. Nor do we know if Donald Trump will accept a likely defeat or if there will be political violence if he loses. We do know that the election is supposed to mark a conclusion. An unalterable decision has been made which the American people must accept as an objective fact. 

Indeed, it’s the main purpose of our political institutions to present the people with things they can’t change. The institutions decide and the people ratify. This point has been made more bluntly in 2020 than in most years. Reactionaries have been given control of the Supreme […]

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March for All Black and Brown Lives, November 4th

On Wednesday, November 4th DSA San Diego is mobilizing its membership to participate in A March for All Black and Brown Lives! While there’s still uncertainty regarding what will happen during and after the November 3rd election, we’re expecting a large crowd and lots of energy, so let’s show up strong as a chapter to meet the moment! Wear your DSA t-shirt and your mask and meet up at San Diego Civic Center Plaza at 5:00 pm.

Housing Justice Working Group Digest (OCT 2020)

The purpose of this digest is to bring all of our comrades up to speed on the work here in Housing Justice, especially those who have been away for a while, or those who wish to get involved!

If you wish to get involved, drop a message in our Slack channel #wg-met-housing-justice or message our current Housing Justice Working Group chairs, @ananth (he/him) or @Mark (He/Him). You can attend our weekly tenant organizing check-ins at 6:00 PM on Mondays – see the slack for details. We’ll train you!


Earlier this year, the Housing Justice working group was revived with an orientation towards the “base building” strategy, according to the ratified project proposal here. As the project progresses, we try to […]

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November 3rd, 2020 General Election Voter Guide

Democratic Socialists of America San Diego’s Electoral Working Group has published the following voter guide for the November 3rd, 2020 general election.

  • Candidates endorsed by the chapter are presented in RED BOLD TYPE
  • The rest are pragmatic voting recommendations, NOT endorsements.
  • Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee

FEDERAL 

US President:

  • We don’t have a recommendation for President, but Howie Hawkins and Gloria La Riva will be on the ballot.

US Congress:

  • 49th Congressional District: Mike Levin 
  • 50th Congressional District: No recommendation
  • 51st Congressional District: No recommendation
  • 52nd Congressional District: No recommendation
  • 53rd Congressional District: No recommendation

STATE

State Senate:

  • 39th District: Toni Atkins 

State Assembly:

  • 71st Assembly District: Liz Lavertu 
  • 75th Assembly District: Kate Schwartz 
  • 76th Assembly
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