Supporting Migrants and Refugees

At our November 18 chapter meeting, DSA San Diego endorsed our participation in a robust coalition of San Diego grassroots organizations who are united in our solidarity with members of the Central American Exodus. (Text of the original resolution here.) Since inception, the San Diego Coalition for Migrant and Refugee Solidarity has organized a high-profile international day of action and strengthened the ongoing humanitarian relief effort in Tijuana. Thousands of asylum seekers continue to await the consideration that is their due in conditions where their safety and health are fragile at best, nutrition is minimal, and their rights insecure.

As many of us join our loved ones in celebrating the holidays, we invite you to consider making a gift […]

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Statement from Direct Action Working Group on Timken Action

On October 15, 2018, the Direct Action Working Group (DAWG) of the San Diego DSA, a local chapter of Democratic Socialists of America, conducted an action of protest at the Timken Museum of Art in solidarity with Portland DSA and the Holgate Manor Tenant Union.

We conducted the action to bring the public’s attention and scrutiny to the damage Fred Kleinbub, treasurer of the Timken Museum, has wrought at Holgate Manor, an 81-unit apartment complex in Portland, Oregon.

For decades, Holgate has been the home of immigrants and refugees hailing from regions that have experienced war and terror in recent years such as Ukraine, Russia, Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam. In January 2018, Kleinbub purchased Holgate Manor for $12 million. As […]

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Electoral Committee Voter Guide

The DSA San Diego Voter Guide for the November General Election is available here, with near-comprehensive recommendations made by our Electoral Committee on federal, state, city, county, and other regional offices, as well as a spate of city, county, and state propositions. The guide includes two official endorsements:

  • Monica Montgomery, City Council District 4
  • California Proposition 10, repealing Costa Hawkins (and thereby clearing the way legally for municipally determined rent control)

Many thanks to members of the Electoral Committee for their dedication, commitment, and care.

Steering Committee Statement on Abuse Incidents

Due to the sensitive nature of this incident, We, the Steering Committee, felt it important to release a statement to our membership, for transparency, and accountability. We would like to alert those reading this document, and those linked therein, that they contain mentions of assault and abuse. We would also like to remind our membership that our Harassment Grievance Officers (HGOs) are available, should you need them; you may email them at sandiegohgo@gmail.com.

DSA San Diego joins Rise for Climate Day of Action – 9/8

SAVE THE DATE – On September 8 DSA San Diego will join thousands of people marching locally and around the world in the Rise for Climate day of action, demanding immediate action on climate change. As proponents of ecosocialism, we hold there is no such thing as a capitalist solution to a crisis caused by the most world’s most affluent economies, and that real action means dismantling the global capitalist order and promoting just, ecologically sensible society in its place.

Activities begin 10:00 a.m. in Civic Center Plaza with a rally and short march to South Embarcadero Park. Join us and represent!

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/159600528190342/

Rise for Climate website: https://rise4climate.org

Medicare for All with Tim Faust July 5

DSA San Diego is thrilled to welcome Tim Faust, nationally recognized health care advocate, to preside over a Medicare for All Town Hall on Thursday, July 5 at 6:30 p.m. You might have heard Tim during DSA’s national Medicare for All webcasts, on Chapo Trap House, or his Heavy Medical Podcast. (We promise only ergonomically sound headbanging this occasion.) Join us at the Unite Here union hall, 2436 Market Street – a truly unique opportunity!

Families Belong Together Protest June 23

Join other San Diego DSAers this Saturday June 23, 10am at the Civic Center to protest the unspeakably cruel and inhuman persecution of refugees seeking asylum in the U.S.

San Diego Civic Center 202 C St., San Diego, CA 92101

Stand up with us to demand better treatment for immigrant children and their families.
Endorsed by San Diego ACLU, who will be speaking, as well as the California Teachers Association, local border organizations, and local unions.

San Diego DSA Recommendations for the June 5 Primary Election

To San Diego DSA members and friends,

Here is a link to our recommendations for the June 5 Primary Election.

The recommendations in this document were chosen at a special San Diego DSA meeting on April 29,
where the candidates and issues were discussed and voted on.

The pdf file can be printed as a single double sided sheet, and can be copied, emailed or distributed.

The format is useful in filling out a mail ballot, or can be taken to the polling booth.

In solidarity,
The Electoral Working Group of San Diego DSA

HGO appointment meeting

DSA San Diego chapter members in good standing are encouraged to participate in a special meeting convened by the Socialist Feminist Working Group on Thursday, May 3 at 7:00 p.m. at the Brown Building (4133 Poplar Street). The meeting’s focus will be appointment of two Harassment Grievance Officers, key positions required by DSA national and defined by our imminent DSA San Diego Grievance Procedure.

Deciding votes will be cast by a majority woman-identifying/non-cisgender body, with representation by members of color and non-cisgender members mandatory for a quorum.

Seeking Harassment Grievance Officers

DSA San Diego is seeking two members in good standing to serve one-year terms as Harassment Grievance Officers (HGOs). HGOs will take responsibility for facilitating grievances filed by DSA San Diego members related to all forms of identity-based oppression perpetrated by fellow members, a process crafted with the intent of preserving our chapter as a safe, fair space modeling the world we’re trying to build through socialism. Further, HGOs will survey members and document their willingness to participate in ad hoc grievance proceedings.

Interested candidates are asked to notify the DSA Steering Committee at sandiegodsa@gmail.com and to participate in an appointment meeting convened by the Socialist Feminist Working Group at the Brown Building (4133 Poplar Street), May 3 at 7:00 […]

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