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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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

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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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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