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Call for public comment in opposition to anti-Prop 15 resolution

All hands on deck for a Prop. 15 call for comments!

On Tuesday, Sept. 15th, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors (BOS) will be considering a resolution in opposition to Prop 15. This will be a tough vote but we want to make sure supervisors understand what’s at stake: protecting a corporate tax loophole that benefits a handful of wealthy corporations at the expense of our schools and communities, or investing in our children, our families, and our future. 
We need your help! Please email supervisors before the 9 a.m. meeting to let them know you OPPOSE THE RESOLUTION. Also, submit online public comments before the meeting or live public comment during the meeting. You can learn […]

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Special Meeting on Candidate Endorsement

On August 29th at 6:00 pm DSA San Diego will hold a special meeting on giving a Chapter endorsement to two of our members who are running for local offices in North County: Matt Corrales is running for the Vallecitos Water Board, and Terry Corrales is running for the Palomar Health Board. Show your support for socialists on the ballot by coming to the meeting! The meeting will be held on Zoom, and the sign-up url went out by email today (if you don’t see it in Gmail, check your Promotions and Social folders).

Medicare for All Resolution Campaign Kick Off

On the one hand, millions of Americans have recently lost their employer-sponsored health insurance. On the other hand, we can’t expect a Biden administration to take up Medicare for All. Now is a time to focus on building grassroots support. That’s why DSA San Diego is inviting progressive groups from across San Diego to come together and push the San Diego City Council to pass a resolution in favor of Medicare for All. It can be done, but we’ll need help. We hope you’ll join us on August 30th for a campaign kick off with guest speakers Dr. Bill Honigman, Assembly candidate Sarah Davis, and Brittany Shanahan from Public Citizen. The meeting is public, and we encourage you to share […]

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Tenant’s Town Hall – August 19th @ 6 PM

Come join the “Cancel The Rent” Coalition as we put on a Tenants Town Hall in order to educate, mobilize, & inspire the working class in San Diego against the inhumane actions of many landlords & apathetic politicians!!!  We will have information on the current eviction moratoriums & your rights as a tenant.  We will also have guest speakers and testimonials on the current struggle many tenants are facing in the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic.

If you are interested in coming to the event please fill out this Google Form.

https://forms.gle/MJoJ1cqvQxfq1UnT7

Coalition Partner: DSA-SD, ACCE, The San Diego Tenants Union, PSL, Socialist Alternative, SD-TPOC Colectivo

Hope to see ya’ll there!  Solidarity!

Mutual Aid Is Only The Beginning

By the San Diego Libertarian Socialist Caucus’ Mutual Aid Committee

As socialist organizers, we know that building collective power is relationship building, and mutual aid is a critical component of doing so. At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the shelter-in-place orders, the Libertarian Socialist Caucus recognized an immediate need, as well as an opportunity to build camaraderie, and thus began our Grocery Shopping project. 

What has blossomed forth is so much more than the organizers could’ve hoped, thanks to the work of dedicated coordinators, and the people who comprise the network. However, our work is far from over. The worsening COVID-19 crisis in San Diego is taking its toll on working class people. With quarantine being in full […]

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City Council Environment Committee public comment guide

Thursday, July 16, 2020, San Diego City Council’s Environment Committee will hold a public comment meeting regarding San Diego’s energy franchise agreement with utility grid operators. Below you can find background information and recommended comments for the event:

City Council, Environment Committee meeting

Thursday, July 16th at

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Demanding Better Accountability for San Diego’s Energy Future

DSA San Diego’s Energy Democracy Campaign Committee sent the below letter to the San Diego City Council and city attorney on Sunday, July 12th, 2020.

Dear Council President Gomez and members of San Diego City Council,

As the coordinating committee of DSA San Diego’s Energy Democracy campaign, we write with great frustration over the unfolding process for the City to ratify a new franchise agreement for operation of the City of San Diego’s energy utility(ies). It is unclear how thoroughly each council member has been briefed on the process, as the Environment Committee has not convened since the last official milestone, publication of expressions of interest in utility operation. At that time, DSA San Diego submitted a letter describing our […]

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EXTEND THE EVICTION MORATORIUM / EXTIENDAN LA MORATORIA DE DESALOJOS

TELL SAN DIEGO CITY COUNCIL: 

EXTEND THE  EVICTION MORATORIUM 

WITH MORE TENANT PROTECTIONS! 

  • The current moratorium is set to expire on June 30th
  • Tenants will owe all accumulated rent debt by September 25th
  • More than 1 in 4 San Diegans are still unemployed
  • The unemployment benefits from the CARES act expire on July 31st
  • SD City Council must invest in tenant protections and to prevent mass homelessness and evictions during a global pandemic

OUR DEMANDS

  • Extend the eviction moratorium until the state of emergency is lifted           
  • Extend the payback period to AT LEAST six months after the moratorium expires                         
  • Allow tenants to break their leases if they are not able to pay their rent because of COVID19 

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Energy Democracy Campaign Update

In May, our Energy Democracy campaign was designated a priority campaign by the chapter. The timing couldn’t be better. Energy Democracy is a movement across the country to convert privately owned energy utilities into public management and ownership, and to bring greater transparency and accountability to municipal utilities and rural energy cooperatives. The need to transition to renewables is too urgent to let corporate shareholders and fossil fuel lobbyists call the shots – public power is a public good, essential for climate justice.

SDG&E is owned by Sempra Energy, whose primary business is storing and shipping fracked natural gas. Sempra operates massive operations in Ensenada and Louisiana, and is building a new terminal on Texas’ gulf coast. Our Energy Democracy […]

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May 1st “Cancel The Rent” Caravan

Location: 4655 Border Village Rd, San Ysidro, CA 92173-3105, United States

Start Date & Time:  May 1, 2020,  9:30am

End Date & Time:  May 1, 2020, 2pm

DSA San Diego, in coalition with ACCE, The San Diego Tenants Union, Anakbayan, & Migrante. Will be executing a caravan demonstration in order to bring awareness to the rent strike movement happening all throughout the state of California.

The Rent Strike is being made in order to get several demands from the State and the City of San Diego. Demands include but are not limited to:

ACCE’s Demands:

  • All publicly owned property and vacant housing units -including luxury unitsneed to be opened up to house currently unhoused people.
  • Rent and
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