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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

Weekly Update and Election Results

Fourth quarter chapter general meeting – voting results

We endorsed the Housing Justice Working Group’s Major Campaign proposal – 96% yes, 4% no.

We approved the Housing Justice Working Group’s quarterly budget – 92% yes, 8% no.

During the meeting, members of the Metro Branch moved for Jacob V. to be selected Metro Branch Chair / Chapter Co-Chair by acclamation, as Jacob was the only member who submitted a self-nomination for the position. Congrats and thank you, Jacob!

Seeking stalwart socialists for chapter leadership

If you value the work of this chapter and want to be a part of keeping it going, please consider running for chapter leadership! All officer positions will be up for election/re-election the end of this […]

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Weekly Update and Election Update

Hello Comrades!

Quarterly Membership Meeting and Endorsements Vote
It’s the most exciting time of the year! It’s time for our Quarterly Member Meeting and Endorsements. This is when we get to put democracy into action, and actually decide whether to marshal the chapter’s time and resources to strategically win Socialism. You can register for this meeting here.

Remember, only members who are up-to-date with their dues as of the 24th of October can vote. You’ll be receiving an email this week to confirm your dues are current and reminding you of this meeting. Not sure if your dues are current? Email sandiegodsa@gmail.com to ask for a confirmation.

NCSD Movie Night and Potluck

Unplug, recharge, and fight fascism with a screening of “The Trial of the Chicago 7.” (TW/Rated R: Explicit language, Some violence, Bloody images, Drug use)

Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 Vista, CA (Chill 4:00pm; Screening 6pmish-9:00pm PST)
Take a breather and watch a movie in your neighbors’ backyard. Kickback with folx who share your progressive values.

Bring blankets, chairs, and snacks to share, if you’re able. If you’re feeling ill, we strongly recommend please staying home. Social-distancing and masks for unvaccinated still apply.

***We may ask for vaccination cards. Not vaccinated? We can help.***

http://bit.ly/ncsdmovienight2021fall

San Diego needs a Green New Deal for Public Schools

Public schools across the nation have suffered from decades of disinvestment, redlining and cycles of poverty and trauma. The Green New Deal for Public Schools Act is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to meet the moment and prioritize our students. Every student, regardless of background, should be able to enjoy clean air and learn in a safe school environment, free from mold or broken windows. The Democratic Socialists of America launched our Green New Deal for Public Schools (GND4PS) campaign to support this act nationally, with DSA San Diego supporting the effort locally.

The ambitious new legislation — which aims to invest $1.43 trillion over 10 years in public schools and infrastructure to combat climate change — would make a transformative and […]

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HGO Member Accountability Case Ends

In January a process was created to deal with a case of harassment and manipulative behavior from former Co-chair Nate R. 

Nate was a member of DSA SD (co-chair until October 2020) and a member of the Revolutionary Marxist Caucus (RMC) within DSA SD. 

The subject of his harassment (hereafter called the ORP, short for “original reporting person”) confronted Nate about his actions and shortly after he resigned from DSA. Soon after this, his actions came to light and he was expelled from RMC. The chapter Harassment and Grievance Officer (HGO) was informed and investigated his actions. This investigation concluded with Nate being barred from rejoining DSA. An internal announcement was made of this decision. 

Nate agreed to engage in […]

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To San Diego City Council re: 5/25 Franchise Agreement Vote

Sent by email to each member 5/23

To the president, president pro tem, and members of the San Diego City Council,

On Tuesday, May 25, you will cast your votes on the proposed energy and gas franchise agreements with SDG&E, shepherded by Mayor Todd Gloria. As we have requested in communications across multiple media and as you’ve heard from hundreds of our members, the Democratic Socialists of America San Diego chapter urges you to vote no. Those of you who have already committed to vote against the agreement – we respect and appreciate your conviction. To those who are not yet decided, we urge you to consider the inescapable contradictions posed by signing a 10-20 year binding agreement with an […]

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Statement on Mediation with San Diego Tenants Union

It’s important to note the documents/social media in question are run by an independent group, some not even affiliated with our chapter. We have no authority to remove the Instagram or any other document not released on official DSA channels.
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In recent days, the leadership of the Democratic Socialists of America-San Diego (DSA-SD) has been informed of allegations of online harassment between members of our organization and members of the San Diego Tenants Union (SDTU). SDTU has attracted members from many external organizations in its pursuit to build tenant power, including a significant membership from DSA-SD. As we take all accusations of harassment seriously, an immediate internal inquiry into the matter was launched.

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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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