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DSA San Diego Passes Anti-Zionist Resolution

The word "Zionism" in a dripping font with a red "no" sign overtop.

We are pleased to announce that, at our chapter-wide General Assembly in April, members of our chapter overwhelmingly voted in support of a resolution that reinforces DSA San Diego as an anti-Zionist organization both in principle and in practice. The adopted resolution explicitly defines anti-Zionist expectations for both our membership and endorsed candidates. As a result of this resolution, we expect our members to commit to anti-Zionist practices and policies,… Read More

We can do better than SDG&E

SDG&E: $10.8 million total CEO compensation in 2020; $936 million PROFITS in 2023

DSA San Diego has endorsed Power San Diego, a ballot measure to move the City of San Diego to its own municipal electric utility. https://youtu.be/Rzd3CNcapXk The measure is currently gathering signatures to qualify for the November 2024 ballot. DSA members are helping gather signatures, including at some of the events you can find on the Power San Diego Events Calendar. The signature gathering has a deadline of May 7th, so sign… Read More

2024 Primary Election Voter Guide

DSA San Diego's 2024 Primary Election Voter Guide

Once again, we find ourselves in an election season, and once again, our Electoral Working Group has sprung into action to weigh in.  We’re tasked collectively to grapple with the political realities of San Diego. We’ve seen a slow shift from a primarily Republican-run city to a primarily centrist Democrat-run city. Many of the races are handpicked (or uncontested) by a Democratic establishment that favors a status quo that has… Read More

In Memoriam: Herbert Shore, 1939-2024

Herbert Shore, November 18, 1939 – February 12, 2024

DSA San Diego sadly shares the news of the passing of Herbert Shore, one of the co-founders of our chapter and a former member of DSA’s National Political Committee. Herb was 83 and is survived by his wife, Virginia Franco. Members and friends are invited to participate in a memorial event celebrating Herb’s inspiring life on March 23, from 1 - 3 pm in Old Town.  Barra Barra (map) Serrano… Read More

Member Meetup: Democracy Social Discussion Group

Join us for our monthly discussion groups about democracy.

Is the United States a democracy? What steps could we make today to improve democracy here? What will potential roadblocks be, and how do we overcome them to achieve a society that works for instead of against the working class? Join the Education Committee’s Democracy Social Discussion Group for a series of informal discussions about democracy.  Schedule Our discussion group sessions will be held both in-person and on Zoom on… Read More

Stop the evictions and discrimination against New Roots farmers in City Heights

New Roots farmers at risk of eviction

New Roots farmers are fighting illegal evictions by the City Heights Community Development Corporation (CH-CDC), a local nonprofit. New Roots was established in 2008 by International Rescue Committee as a farm for the immigrant and refugee population in San Diego. This farm was run well until 2018 when it was transferred to CH-CDC. Since then rents and water bills have skyrocketed, while service from CH-CDC has been non-responsive. A group… Read More

Join the discussion: Giving and receiving constructive criticism

Join us for a discussion about handling constructive criticism.

Criticism is a necessary component of revolutionary change. But how can we effectively criticize ourselves and the institutions we want to improve? Join the Education Committee for our upcoming book club series, where we will discuss the book Constructive Criticism: A Handbook by Vicki Legion. This book takes a look at the goals of criticism and outlines a practical approach. The book is available in PDF or you may purchase… Read More

You’re Invited: Worker Cooperative Workshop

Join us for our 7-week Worker Coop Workshop on Tuesdays and Saturdays in August and September.

Let's build the community we want to live in! Join our Labor Working Group's book club in collaboration with the Education Committee for our upcoming 7-week Worker Cooperative Workshop, based on the Rutgers Worker Cooperative Education Program. Watch the Rutgers video series with us on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm or on your own before our discussion sessions on Saturdays at 11:00 am. See the schedule below for more details. Schedule… Read More

San Diego DSA presents: Picket line etiquette training

San Diego DSA presents: Picket line etiquette training

What do I do at a picket line? How do I support workers as a community member? Is this normal? Come learn! When: Thursday, July 20, 2023             7:00-8:00 pm Where: via Zoom Click here to RSVP. As negotiations continue between the Teamsters and UPS, a strike may be on the horizon. The deadline for a signed and active contract is August 1st, only a few short weeks away. Come learn how… Read More

March with DSA San Diego in the 2023 Pride Parade

March with us in the 2023 San Diego Pride parade!

Wear your DSA merch, bring a sign with a witty slogan, and show your pride with us in the 2023 San Diego Pride parade! DSA San Diego is going to be contingent line-up 256 at check-in point Blue, right at the intersection of Centre St. and Lincoln Ave. between 8:00 am and 8:45 am. Parade starts at 10:00 am sharp! Parking will be limited, so a good option is to… Read More