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para construir democracia en el lugar de trabajo, exigir el derecho a la vivienda, enfrentar a los especuladores de la detención de inmigrantes, enfrentar a Amazon, garantizar una transición justa y luchar contra el fascismo. La membresía de DSA es actualmente la más grande en nuestra historia, con aproximadamente 70,000 miembros nacionales y crece cada día. Nuestra organización está en constante evolución para enfrentar los desafíos que presenta el capitalismo, el fascismo y la desigualdad sistémica.

News and Updates

Our newsletter will keep you up-to-date on events, resources, and news.

Upcoming Events

octubre 22, 2020
  • Bylaws Commission Forum 5

    octubre 22, 2020  5:00 pm - 6:30 pm https://actionnetwork.org/events/bylaws-commission-forum-5

    More Info and RSVP:

    https://actionnetwork.org/events/bylaws-commission-forum-5

    Description:

    Metro DC DSA is hosting open forums for members who would prefer to orally deliver their thoughts on the bylaws - these will be recorded and posted in the Slack channel afterwards. We will be discussing a preliminary commission report that will be published on 10/15

    We are coming up to the chapter convention this December and the Bylaws Reform Commission established by Steering (as part of our program) is working hard to make comprehensive proposals that will make the chapter a real fighting force in the new year, when we will be living in a city with hopefully 2 DSA members on the DC Council and State Board of Education, and a new presidential term.We want to hear from all of you about your thoughts on how our chapter's bylaws affect your work, and how you think they could be improved to ensure that we are a more effective and democratic organization.We have created a public channel (#bylaws-reform) in the Slack for people to make written submissions - we are asking that the original submissions be submitted in pdf or doc format

    , and that authors try to reply to questions from commission members and other members of the chapter in the replies to their doc in the Slack.

    If presenters want to simply deliver remarks, they can - or they can volunteer to answer questions from present members of the commission as well. We are looking to hear from as many people as possible, so please try to come along! We are allotting an hour for each forum.We hope to read or hear your thoughts soon, and we hope to present a report in October that everyone will have ample time to read through and consider before the chapter convention. Again, if you want to join the channel where submissions and forum recordings will be posted, it is #bylaws-reform.

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  • NOVA Branch DSA ? Organizing Meeting

    octubre 22, 2020  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm https://actionnetwork.org/events/nova-branch-dsa-organizing-meeting-3

    More Info and RSVP:

    https://actionnetwork.org/events/nova-branch-dsa-organizing-meeting-3

    Description:

    Welcome to our monthly NOVA DSA organizing and planning meeting. Please take a minute to read our short, brief, not very long, sort-of-illustrated NOVA DSA Socialist Meeting Participation Guidelines (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1V2-YNCRW-Ya2tFzapwLMPMbqWAJZNw4qE40cIWqZti8/edit?usp=sharing).

    We will be welcoming new members and continue discussing planning for our current actions and campaigns as well as expanded efforts to connect with local groups. As always, we will address any current issues from our communities and allied organizations.

    Not a Member? Please consider becoming a Member. Fees are on a sliding scale according to what you feel you can afford: https://act.dsausa.org/donate/membership2020?akid=s460..7K_aCk

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  • MoCo Steering Wkly

    octubre 22, 2020  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Zoom2

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octubre 23, 2020
octubre 24, 2020
octubre 25, 2020
octubre 26, 2020
  • Phone bank training: Ed Lazere [MWF]

    octubre 26, 2020  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    DM Nikko on Slack and ask how to join.
    OR: If you have any questions feel free to contact Nikko (nikkobilitzak [at] gmail.com), ask questions in the #ed-call-team channel or sign up for another training session with the working group or Ed’s campaign.  

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  • What Is Marxism? (Socialist Night School)

    octubre 26, 2020  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm https://actionnetwork.org/events/what-is-marxism-socialist-night-school

    More Info and RSVP:

    https://actionnetwork.org/events/what-is-marxism-socialist-night-school

    Description:

    Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.” This is how Marx, in one of his more literary moments, described the relation between capital and labor. Marx was predominantly a theorist of how capitalism worked, not what a future socialist society may look like. In this introduction to Marxism, which will strive to be light on jargon, we will focus on how Marxists view capitalism, how capitalist profit is rooted in the exploitation of labor, and how the class struggle is the result of this. The session will be led by Chip Gibbons, an Metro DC DSA member. He is also a journalist whose work has been published in Jacobin and the Nation.

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    Are you a DSA member and on Slack? Ask to join our Slack channel!

    Not a Member? Please consider becoming a Member. Fees are on a sliding scale according to what you feel you can afford: http://dsausa.org/join?source=Metro%20DC

    Or, you may be eligible for a dues-waiver for 2020: https://act.dsausa.org/survey/dueswaiver/

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octubre 27, 2020
  • Steering Biwkly

    octubre 27, 2020  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Biweekly Steering committee meeting, located at: https://zoom.us/j/715942899

    For password to the Zoom or meeting agenda, check Slack (#steering) or email secretary@mdcdsa.org

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octubre 28, 2020
octubre 29, 2020
  • MoCo Steering Wkly

    octubre 29, 2020  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Zoom2

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octubre 30, 2020
octubre 31, 2020
noviembre 1, 2020
noviembre 2, 2020
  • Phone bank training: Ed Lazere [MWF]

    noviembre 2, 2020  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    DM Nikko on Slack and ask how to join.
    OR: If you have any questions feel free to contact Nikko (nikkobilitzak [at] gmail.com), ask questions in the #ed-call-team channel or sign up for another training session with the working group or Ed’s campaign.  

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noviembre 4, 2020
  • Phone-banking: NO on Question B!

    noviembre 4, 2020  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIudumqqzwoG91IkvHdeU5MjzntiSFlMXgX

    Meetup Page: https://www.meetup.com/mdcdsa/events/jtnbxrybcmbmb/

    Republican Robin Ficker put question B on our ballots in Montgomery County. It is an austerity plan designed to protect the rich and force cuts in education, transit, parks, and even our health department during a pandemic.

    Join MDC DSA comrades and the Montgomery County branch to make calls urging voters to vote not on question B. Starting at 6:30, we'll provide background information on the ballot question, instructions about how to use our autodialer program and a script to guide your conversations with votes. Join us at 7:00 if you've already made calls for this campaign.

    Paid for by Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America Solidarity PAC. Treasurer: Zach Wiita. This message has not been authorized or approved by any candidate or by any other committee.

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
    Every week on Wed, until Oct 7, 2020, 7 occurrence(s)
    First: Aug 26, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIudumqqzwoG91IkvHdeU5MjzntiSFlMXgX

    Password: mocodsa

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    Are you a DSA member? Join our slack channel: #montgomery-county

    Not a Member? Please consider becoming a Member. Fees are on a sliding scale according to what you feel you can afford: https://act.dsausa.org/donate/membership_redesign/

    If you'd like to become a member but can't afford any dues, you can do so here: https://act.dsausa.org/survey/dueswaiver/

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noviembre 5, 2020
noviembre 7, 2020
noviembre 8, 2020
  • NoVA Tenant Organizing Planning Meeting

    noviembre 8, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm https://actionnetwork.org/events/nova-tenant-organizing-planning-meeting-8

    More Info and RSVP:

    https://actionnetwork.org/events/nova-tenant-organizing-planning-meeting-8

    Description:

    This meeting is for planning the support of the striking tenants of Southern Towers to discuss research and canvassing work.

    Topic: Southern Towers Solidarity/Tenants Support
    Time: 1:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
    Every week on Sun, 19 occurrence(s)

    FIRST: Aug 2, 2020 01:00 PM
    LAST: Dec 6, 2020 01:00 PM

    *****PLEASE RSVP TO ACCESS THE ZOOM LINK, THANK YOU!*****

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    This event is open to both DSA Members and non-members.

    Not a Member? Please consider becoming a Member. Fees are on a sliding scale according to what you feel you can afford: http://dsausa.org/join?source=Metro%20DC

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  • Chapter General Body Meeting

    noviembre 8, 2020  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Online event

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  • Medicare 4 ALL Workgroup Weekly Meeting | #M4A

    noviembre 8, 2020  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm https://actionnetwork.org/events/medicare-4-all-workgroup-weekly-meeting-m4a-8

    More Info and RSVP:

    https://actionnetwork.org/events/medicare-4-all-workgroup-weekly-meeting-m4a-8

    Description:

    Democratic Socialists are fighting to make single-payer Medicare for All healthcare a reality.

    JOIN US
    Help us fight to replace our fractured and broken health system with a unified Medicare for All system.

    In order to get our politicians to buck their billionaire donors and side with the majority, we have to threaten them with a mass political movement. But the movement we need cannot be built overnight.

    That’s why we need each and every person to get involved. Winning Medicare for All will mean establishing a piece of real democratic socialism and building a broader working-class movement to take on the elite and the billionaire class.

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    Are you a DSA member and on Slack? Join our channel: #m4a

    Not a Member? Please consider becoming a Member. Fees are on a sliding scale according to what you feel you can afford: http://dsausa.org/join?source=Metro%20DC

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noviembre 9, 2020
noviembre 10, 2020
  • Socialist Feminist Caucus (SocFem) Meeting | Monthly

    noviembre 10, 2020  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm https://actionnetwork.org/events/socialist-feminist-caucus-socfem-meeting-monthly-3

    More Info and RSVP:

    https://actionnetwork.org/events/socialist-feminist-caucus-socfem-meeting-monthly-3

    Description:

    Notice: This is open to EVERYONE regardless of gender, including men.

    This is our monthly Caucus Meeting where we discuss and plan our work. We welcome members and supporters alike.

    The Socialist Feminist Caucus is committed to political education and coalition building in the DC metro region and beyond. We are expanding upon our radical origins to build the collective power of workers for the common good. We envision a world that is free from all forms of sexism, racism, ableism, ageism, capitalism, imperialism, xenophobia, and patriarchal constructs.

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    Are you a DSA member and on Slack? Join our channel: socialist-feminist

    Not a Member? Please consider becoming a Member. Fees are on a sliding scale according to what you feel you can afford: https://act.dsausa.org/donate/membership2020?akid=s460..7K_aCk

    Or, you may be eligible for a dues-waiver for 2020: https://act.dsausa.org/survey/dueswaiver/

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  • Socialist Feminist Caucus Business Meeting | Monthly - MDC DSA

    noviembre 10, 2020  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm https://actionnetwork.org/events/mdc-dsa-socialist-feminist-caucus-business-meeting-monthly

    More Info and RSVP:

    https://actionnetwork.org/events/mdc-dsa-socialist-feminist-caucus-business-meeting-monthly

    Description:

    Please join our monthly SocFem Business Meeting on the Second (2nd) Tuesday each month.

    This is our monthly Caucus Meeting where we discuss and plan our work. We welcome DSA members and supporters alike.

    RSVP to this event to access the zoom link to this virtual gathering.

    Who We Are: The Metro DC Socialist Feminist Caucus is committed to political education and coalition building in the DC metro region and beyond. We are expanding upon our radical origins to build the collective power of workers for the common good. We envision a world that is free from all forms of sexism, racism, ableism, ageism, capitalism, imperialism, xenophobia, and patriarchal constructs.

    Please note: Currently, all SocFem gatherings and discussions are welcoming only those who identify as womxn, non-binary people, or those of marginalized genders. We ask that men do not participate at this time.

    FOLLOW US & RETWEET! https://twitter.com/MDCDSA_SocFem

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    Are you a DSA member? Join our slack channel: #socialist-feminist

    Not a Member? Help us reach 100k members by Nov 8th! Fees are on a sliding scale according to what you feel you can afford: https://act.dsausa.org/donate/membership2020?akid=s583..tNoYLV

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  • Steering Biwkly

    noviembre 10, 2020  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Biweekly Steering committee meeting, located at: https://zoom.us/j/715942899

    For password to the Zoom or meeting agenda, check Slack (#steering) or email secretary@mdcdsa.org

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noviembre 11, 2020
noviembre 12, 2020
  • MoCo Steering Wkly

    noviembre 12, 2020  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Zoom2

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noviembre 14, 2020
noviembre 15, 2020
noviembre 18, 2020
noviembre 19, 2020
noviembre 21, 2020

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Washington Socialist

The monthly Washington Socialist informs readers about perennial and evolving aspects of democratic socialism. Each issue includes essays, briefs, and articles covering topics oriented to specific local campaigns and socialist analysis.


Night School

Learn and discuss the nature and tenets of socialist ideology, organizing, and action. These group discussions are intended for members old and new.


Defund MPD

Here in DC, militarized policing is terrorizing black and brown communities instead of keeping people safe. Its bloated budget starves our communities of resources and diverts money from non-police violence reduction programs. You can send Mayor Bowser and the D.C. Council a letter here demanding we fund social programs that directly benefit the people of DC