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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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 more from this […]

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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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Housing is Healthcare: San Diego Emergency Demands

Emailed 4/16 to Governor Gavin Newsom, Mayor Kevin Faulconer, City Attorney Mara Elliott, Councilmember Barbara Bry, Councilmember Jennifer Campbell, Councilmember Christopher Ward, Councilmember Monica Montgomery, Councilmember Mark Kersey, Councilmember Chris Cate, Councilmember Scott Sherman, Councilmember Vivian Moreno, Council President Georgette Gomez, Supervisor Greg Cox, Supervisor Dianne Jacob, Supervisor Kristin Gaspar, Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, Supervisor Jim Desmond

Endorsing organizations:

  • Democratic Socialists of America – San Diego
  • Otay Mesa Detention Resistance
  • San Diego 350
  • San Diego Tenants United
  • Standing Up for Racial Justice – San Diego
  • Student Housing Association at UC San Diego
  • Sunrise Movement – San Diego
  • The Travelers Club
  • Think Dignity
  • UCSD Green New Deal
  • Unión del Barrio

We are calling on San Diego leadership to immediately enact emergency […]

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San Diego COVID-19 Mutual Aid and Preparedness Resources

As we face an unprecedented pandemic in our communities, it’s vital that we empower ourselves with information and resources to be able to provide support and solidarity to our comrades and communities. As socialists, we recognize that our power comes from our ability to stand together and support one another in times of uncertainty. 

Below you’ll find resources and mutual aid projects that have sprung up to provide support during the COVID-19 pandemic, and ways for you to plug in and provide support as well.

DSA San Diego Libertarian Socialist Caucus COVID-19 Mutual Aid Grocery RunClick here to sign up to be a volunteer shopper, to get grocereies delivered, and/or to request monetary aid.

DSA San Diego Libertarian […]

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Statement in Solidarity with the Protests in India

The San Diego chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America condemns the discriminatory and fascist turn of the Indian government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. We stand in solidarity with the Muslim community in India, and the working and oppressed people struggling against this fascist regime. The Hindu nationalist BJP government plans to implement a National Registry of Citizens (NRC) in the country and has prepared for that with the passing of the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 (CAA). These policies are a step towards the stated goal of the BJP to convert India into a “Hindu Rashtra” (Hindu Nation) and to further discriminate against and marginalize the Muslim and other religious minorities in the region. As DSA San Diego […]

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Urgent Call For Action Against A U.S. War On Iran

Our chapter voted to endorse national DSA’s statement on Iran:

Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) emphatically opposes a U.S. war with Iran. In light of the U.S.’s act of war against Iran, putting the two nations close to the brink of war, DSA calls on all members and chapters to mobilize against yet another U.S. war in the Middle East.

On January 2, 2020, the U.S. military assassinated, on Iraqi soil, Iranian General Qassim Suleimani. Such a move is an act of war, and escalates an already tense military situation in Iraq and Iran. In addition to recklessly endangering millions of lives throughout the Middle East, yesterday’s action violates the War Powers Act, the U.S. Constitution, and international law.

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Public Banking in San Diego – 10/22 at UNITE HERE

Please join DSA San Diego for an illuminating discussion on public banking, led by renowned public banking expert Ellen Brown. With the passage of AB857 into law, California municipalities can now do their own banking, free from the shareholder pressures driving Wall Street and global finance. 

Learn more about what this might mean for city services, public projects, and our opportunities to leverage greater democratic influence on our hometown institutions.

ABOUT ELLEN BROWN: Ellen Brown is the founder of the Public Banking Institute and the author of a dozen books and hundreds of articles. She developed her research skills as an attorney practicing civil litigation in Los Angeles. In the best-selling Web of Debt (2007, 2012), she turned those skills […]

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DSA San Diego Endorses Hands Off Iran March July 7

DSA San Diego endorses the Hands Off Iran! march Sunday, July 7, hosted by @PSLSanDiego and Answer San Diego! We invite our members and allies to march with us to tell US imperialists loudly and clearly – HANDS OFF IRAN!

The march starts at the Balboa Park fountain at 3:00 pm:

1549 El Prado, San Diego, California 92101
https://www.facebook.com/events/2292737470988735/

The United States of America recently celebrated breaking from colonial rule, but today, its neocolonial arms extend across the globe. Those who resist its ruling class hegemony become targets to be undermined, sanctioned, or bombed.

Their target du jour, Iran, is no exception. The nation liberated itself from a western puppet government and has been resisting the US and its allies […]

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