Tenant Union Organizing in San Diego

In recent years, tenant organizing has emerged as a major terrain of class struggle. Concentration of ownership in the hands of corporate landlords, inflation, and the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic have heightened the hardship tenants face across the country. In a housing system where profit matters more than our quality of life, we need a tenant movement to effectively combat the landlord class, secure decent housing for all, and build the necessary power to… Read More

Drop the Charges Against Local Activists Defending our Community!

You can sign onto this letter: https://forms.gle/rvYjfMUdyjAa5Q33A  We demand that all charges against local activists from San Diego and Los Angeles defending our community from violent far-right extremists be dropped! We denounce the unprecedented conspiracy charges and the unreasonably high bail against transgender activists.  On January 9, 2021, violent far-right extremists went to Pacific Beach to disrupt and terrorize the local community – but local activists counter-demonstrated to show that hate is not welcome in… Read More

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 Newsletter Survey Psst. Hey you. Are you reading this? Do you read the weekly update? If so, please fill out this survey,… Read More

CalCare Car Caravan

AB 1400 or CalCare is California's single payer bill. It would create a single tax-funded health insurer that covers all Californians for all types of care without out-of-pocket costs. Supporters of AB 1400 are organizing a day of action in Sacramento and across the state on January 8th. In San Diego we will be holding a car caravan of supporters (staying in our cars limits the risk of spreading COVID). We’ll gather at the north… Read More

HGO Investigation Conclusion

In October, San Diego Harassment Grievance Officers (HGOs) were notified by the Sacramento HGO of a potential harassment grievance against Ricky Marin, under Resolution 33. Three separate individuals eventually filed grievances against Ricky Marin. with the San Diego HGOs alleging verbal and physical abusive behavior, inappropriate sexualized comments, emotional manipulation, dishonesty, and intimidation. Due to strict confidentiality commitments made to the reporting parties and Ricky Marin, further details of the harassment will not be shared… Read More

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,… Read More

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… Read More

Weekly Update and Election Update

Hello Comrades! Quarterly Membership Meeting and Endorsements VoteIt'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… Read More

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.… Read More

San Diego needs a Green New Deal for Public Schools

Public schools across the nation have suffered from decades of disinvestment, redlining and cycles of poverty and trauma. The Green New Deal for Public Schools Act is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to meet the moment and prioritize our students. Every student, regardless of background, should be able to enjoy clean air and learn in a safe school environment, free from mold or broken windows. The Democratic Socialists of America launched our Green New Deal for Public… Read More