Our members are building progressive movements for social change in San Diego while establishing an openly democratic socialist presence in our communities and politics.

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National convention delegates – call for candidates

The biennial DSA National Convention will take place this summer from August 2-4, in Atlanta, Georgia. DSA San Diego has been allocated 12 slots for convention delegates, offering outstanding opportunity for members of our chapter to participate in the highest level of DSA governance — our national general assembly.

If you are interested in representing the San Diego chapter at the national convention, please fill out our candidate questionnaire (link embedded) no later than midnight, May 4.

Candidates must be members in good standing as of May 1, 2019. DSA San Diego will embark on fundraising beginning this summer to help defray expenses associated with travel, and a portion of travel expenses will be reimbursed by the national organization […]

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2019 Major Campaigns

At our March annual chapter convention, the chapter voted unanimously to support our first two major campaigns brought forward by the Immigration Working Group and the Ecosocialism Working Group. These campaigns offer several fantastic opportunities for our chapter’s members to help build our chapter’s capacity, expand local and international solidarity relationships, and grow as organizers.

Growing a Revolution – Community Garden/Education

The community garden plot hatched by the Ecosocialist WG last fall will provide a new base for solidarity, discovery, prefigurative politics (acting out the change we want to see), and community-wide political education. To get plugged in, please fill out the Ecosocialist WG survey.

Cross-Border Connections between San Diego/Tijuana

The Immigration WG has been making several trips a month […]

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International Day of Action – events January 11 and January 12

Join DSA San Diego and the San Diego Migrant and Refugee Solidarity Coalition as we call for justice at events on January 11 and January 12. On November 25, 2018, our previous international day of action, the Trump administration earned worldwide infamy by viciously attacking those seeking asylum with tear gas and rubber bullets – an assault repeated in the dawn of this new year – the earliest hours of January 1, 2019. Day after day, the administration’s obstructionism continues, with the initiation of asylum cases slowing to a crawl and implementation of a grotesquely inhumane “Remain in Mexico” policy pledged to be imminent.

Our rally convenes at noon at the Customs and Border Patrol office in San Ysidro (311 […]

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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!