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 long stopped working for San… 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 - Serrano Room 4016 Wallace Street San… 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 of 26 farmers signed a… Read More

Drop the Charges, UCSD!

UCSD Free Speech Rally July 10, 2023

This weekend, three academic workers and UAW 2865 members at the University of California San Diego were arrested in retaliation for union activity. The University has continued to repress union members, notably bringing code of conduct violations against 67 workers last month, as it refuses to adhere to the contract these workers won in a strike last year. Click here to sign the UAW petition to the University of California. Click here to sign the… Read More

Standing in Solidarity with UPS Teamsters

Every Friday morning for four months, rank-and-file UPS Teamsters have been meeting. They talk about their struggles and why their demands are necessary. Their struggle is ours. We as workers must stand with them in their fight for a better wages, better conditions, and a better life. If their demands aren't met, they're ready to strike on August 1, and ALL workers will stand with them. This is what democracy looks like. We were honored… Read More

DSA San Diego launches plot to feed the community

DSA San Diego Garden Workday - May 13, 2023

DSA San Diego members gathered alongside members of the community at the College Area Community Garden on Saturday, May 13, to plant nearly 200 square feet of vegetables for a new cooperative growing program. The group planted peppers, tomatoes, eggplants, and more for the autumn harvest. Produce from this planting will be donated to those in need. As a socialist organization, one of DSA’s tenets is rooted in the belief that access to healthy food… Read More

2022 General Election Voter Guide

Introduction During this year’s primary, DSA San Diego received numerous requests for a voter guide. As a result, the recently rechartered Electoral Working Group has come together to offer our impressions of these midterm elections. The recommendations listed below are the result of weeks of research and discussion, and we hope that in total they can serve as a guide to the ongoing political dynamics of California and the San Diego region.  Given the ongoing… Read More

DSA San Diego Calls on San Diego City Council to Reject Amendments to the Surveillance Ordinance

As a member of the Transparent and Responsible Use of Surveillance Technology (TRUST) Coalition, DSA San Diego members have worked to pass a series of reform ordinances through the San Diego City Council.  After 2 years of diligent work involving community input and legal review, the City Council was cowed by the Police Officers Association to insert amendments which severely weaken this ordinance.  These amendments allow blanket-exemptions in oversight for technologies introduced to the city… Read More

Roe is gone – come together and fight

The Supreme Court just overturned Roe v. Wade, and while abortion currently remains legal in California, this cannot stand. The time to hit the streets is now. Even worse, Justices Thomas and Kavanaugh stated in their concurring decisions that federal protections for same-sex relationships and marriage and contraception may also be subject to reversal. Members of DSA San Diego must mobilize against this violent attack on abortion and reproductive rights, queer rights, trans care, and so… Read More

Thanks for visiting us at EarthFair 2022!

Thank you to all of the kind folks who visited our booth at the 2022 EarthFair! It was a pleasure speaking with you about the work we do and the momentous task ahead of us - organizing working people to address the climate crisis. If you want to learn more about us, the work we do, and how to get involved, we have a special new member orientation scheduled for Saturday, April 30th at 2:00… Read More