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2022 DSA San Diego General Election Voter Guide

Introduction

During this year’s primary, DSA San Diego received numerous requests for a voter guide. As a result, the recently rechartered Electoral Working Group has come together to offer our impressions of these midterm elections. The recommendations listed below are the result of weeks of research and discussion, and we hope that in total they can serve as a guide to the ongoing political dynamics of California and the San Diego region. 

Given the ongoing disappointments in electoral options for leftists here in San Diego (no matter what part of the county you’re in), we’ve decided to dedicate the most reasoning to our thoughts on the ballot measures, and have foregrounded them as a result. That being said, for high-profile […]

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DSA San Diego Calls on San Diego City Council to Reject Amendments to the Surveillance Ordinance

As a member of the Transparent and Responsible Use of Surveillance Technology (TRUST) Coalition, DSA San Diego members have worked to pass a series of reform ordinances through the San Diego City Council.  After 2 years of diligent work involving community input and legal review, the City Council was cowed by the Police Officers Association to insert amendments which severely weaken this ordinance.  These amendments allow blanket-exemptions in oversight for technologies introduced to the city by Federal investigators.  The city will have no oversight or knowledge of the Surveillance Technologies introduced by federal law enforcement partners.

This lack of oversight and control is unacceptable and endangers San Diegans.  Federal agencies have frequently engaged in predatory and invasive surveillance of our […]

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Roe is gone – come together and fight

The Supreme Court just overturned Roe v. Wade, and while abortion currently remains legal in California, this cannot stand. The time to hit the streets is now.

Even worse, Justices Thomas and Kavanaugh stated in their concurring decisions that federal protections for same-sex relationships and marriage and contraception may also be subject to reversal. Members of DSA San Diego must mobilize against this violent attack on abortion and reproductive rights, queer rights, trans care, and so much more.

*** Gather with DSA members and members of our community tonight, June 24 at 7 pm at Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Highway. ***

They have the courts, but we have the people.

Free abortion on demand and without apology. Nothing […]

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Thanks for visiting us at EarthFair 2022!

Thank you to all of the kind folks who visited our booth at the 2022 EarthFair! It was a pleasure speaking with you about the work we do and the momentous task ahead of us – organizing working people to address the climate crisis.

If you want to learn more about us, the work we do, and how to get involved, we have a special new member orientation scheduled for Saturday, April 30th at 2:00 PM. Register here.

If you want to stay informed on what we’re doing, you can sign up for email updates here.

You can also find a list of upcoming events on our Events Calendar.

If you decide you’d like to become a […]

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Tenant Union Organizing in San Diego

In recent years, tenant organizing has emerged as a major terrain of class struggle. Concentration of ownership in the hands of corporate landlords, inflation, and the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic have heightened the hardship tenants face across the country. In a housing system where profit matters more than our quality of life, we need a tenant movement to effectively combat the landlord class, secure decent housing for all, and build the necessary power to bring about socialism.  

For these reasons, DSA-SD has prioritized tenant union organizing. Our Housing Justice Working Group (HJWG) has embarked on a major campaign that aims to organize tenants throughout San Diego County. We will knock on doors, forge relationships with neighbors, and set up […]

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Drop the Charges Against Local Activists Defending our Community!

You can sign onto this letter: https://forms.gle/rvYjfMUdyjAa5Q33A 

We demand that all charges against local activists from San Diego and Los Angeles defending our community from violent far-right extremists be dropped! We denounce the unprecedented conspiracy charges and the unreasonably high bail against transgender activists. 

On January 9, 2021, violent far-right extremists went to Pacific Beach to disrupt and terrorize the local community – but local activists counter-demonstrated to show that hate is not welcome in our communities. In response, not only did SDPD use force solely against the counter-demonstrators, but now almost a year later is going after local activists alleging criminal conspiracy based largely on allegations of wearing black and liking social media posts. This is obscene and […]

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Weekly Update 1/9/22-1/15/22

Housing Justice Priority Campaign Announcement

Have issues with your landlord? Living with cockroaches or repairs that never get done? Is management raising the rent? The Housing Justice Working Group is organizing tenants in San Diego! Come to our next meeting on February 13th, or reach out to get involved!

Reach out to dsa.sd.housingjusticewg@gmail.com

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Call for Position Papers: Resolution on Jamaal Bowman

A resolution calling for the local chapter to sign onto a letter circulated by the National DSA BDS and Palestine Solidarity Working […]

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CalCare Car Caravan

AB 1400 or CalCare is California’s single payer bill. It would create a single tax-funded health insurer that covers all Californians for all types of care without out-of-pocket costs.

Supporters of AB 1400 are organizing a day of action in Sacramento and across the state on January 8th. In San Diego we will be holding a car caravan of supporters (staying in our cars limits the risk of spreading COVID). We’ll gather at the north end of the Zoo parking lot near the Therapeutic Recreation Services Building at 3325 Zoo Drive in San Diego. Then we’ll drive downtown and circle Assemblymember Weber’s office on Front Street.

Please RSVP and join us on January 8th at 11:30!

HGO Investigation Conclusion

In October, San Diego Harassment Grievance Officers (HGOs) were notified by the Sacramento HGO of a potential harassment grievance against Ricky Marin, under Resolution 33. Three separate individuals eventually filed grievances against Ricky Marin. with the San Diego HGOs alleging verbal and physical abusive behavior, inappropriate sexualized comments, emotional manipulation, dishonesty, and intimidation. Due to strict confidentiality commitments made to the reporting parties and Ricky Marin, further details of the harassment will not be shared publicly, but the parties reported that the harassment occurred at various points between 2017 and 2021 and caused them harm which led to filing these grievances.

Based upon the evidence and testimony presented to the HGOs by the three reporting parties, Ricky Marin, and witness […]

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Weekly Update

Stand with fast food workers on strike – 11/9

Show up to to stand with fast food workers on strike next Tuesday, November 9 from 10 am to noon.

California fast-food workers are going on strike on November 9 – one of over 300 strikes for safety and justice on the job since the pandemic began. DSA San Diego is supporting Fight for 15 and workers across the state who are organizing for AB 257, landmark legislation which would create Fast Food Sector Councils to give workers a voice on the job and the ability to hold employers accountable.

Address: Dennis V Allen Park,
850 Boundary St
San Diego, CA 92102 (Facebook event)
Time:
10 am to noon