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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.

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Upcoming Events

enero 16, 2021
enero 17, 2021
  • GND Strategy Session #1

    enero 17, 2021  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm https://actionnetwork.org/events/gnd-strategy-session-1

    More Info and RSVP (Get Zoom link for online events here):

    https://actionnetwork.org/events/gnd-strategy-session-1

    Description:

    This is the first of 2 strategy sessions we'll hold for Metro DC DSA's Green New Deal campaign! (The second will be next weekend Sun 1/24 at 1pm ET.)

    Here we'll go over:

    • Our collective mission — what does an ecosocialist Green New Deal mean for us?
    • Our theory of change — what kind of power do we need to build to win a GND?
    • Our goals — what do we want to accomplish in 2021?
    • Our structure — how should we organize ourselves to achieve these goals?

    We'll have a discussion to gather our shared thoughts on these questions, then groups of 2-3 will turn it each into a 1 page synthesis as part of a campaign plan.

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  • Medicare 4 ALL Workgroup Weekly Meeting | #M4A

    enero 17, 2021  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm https://actionnetwork.org/events/medicare-4-all-workgroup-weekly-meeting-m4a-18

    More Info and RSVP (Get Zoom link for online events here):

    https://actionnetwork.org/events/medicare-4-all-workgroup-weekly-meeting-m4a-18

    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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  • AFROSOC Caucus January Meeting

    enero 17, 2021  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Zoom, N/A, Washington DC, DC 20001

    More Info and RSVP (Get Zoom link for online events here):

    https://actionnetwork.org/events/afrosoc-caucus-january-meeting

    Description:

    Join the AFROSOC Caucus for our January Caucus meeting! This is an affinity space for Black, Indigenous and other Socialists of Color to organize internally. We encourage new and curious members to join us, but as a caucus, we emphasize that this space is intended to be an affinity space only for those who identify as Black, Indigenous People of Color. This is separate from our monthly caucus happy hour, where we set informal time to connect.

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81440258915

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  • Defund MPD Working Group - Monthly Meeting

    enero 17, 2021  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm https://actionnetwork.org/events/defund-mpd-working-group-monthly-meeting-5

    More Info and RSVP (Get Zoom link for online events here):

    https://actionnetwork.org/events/defund-mpd-working-group-monthly-meeting-5

    Description:

    The Defund MPD Working Group now holds a monthly meeting on the third Sunday of each month at 6pm.

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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: https://act.dsausa.org/donate/membership_redesign/

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

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enero 18, 2021
  • Ending the War in Yemen (Socialist Night School)

    enero 18, 2021  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm https://actionnetwork.org/events/ending-the-way-in-yemen-socialist-night-school

    More Info and RSVP (Get Zoom link for online events here):

    https://actionnetwork.org/events/ending-the-way-in-yemen-socialist-night-school

    Description:

    The war in Yemen is one of the world’s most pressing crises right now, having intensified in March 2015 when a U.S.-supported Saudi-led coalition intervened against Houthi rebels aligned with the former president Ali Abdullah Saleh. The war has turned the country into a humanitarian catastrophe. Riyadh expected its airpower, backed by a regional coalition including the United Arab Emirates, could defeat the Houthi insurgency in a matter of months. With U.S. military support, Saudis and Emiratis have bombed hospitals, health clinics, schools, factories, markets, residential areas, even school buses full of children, killing thousands of Yemeni civilians. The Saudi-Emirati “coalition” has blockaded the ports of Yemen and cut off the flow of food, fuel, medicine, and clean water, resulting in the worst humanitarian crisis on the planet, with 20 million people on the brink of famine and a 27% COVID-19 death rate. As part of the Stop the War Coalition World Day of Action (January 25, 2021) to call for an end to the war in Yemen, DSA’s International Committee and many chapters across the U.S. are calling on the United States to end support for this criminal military intervention in Yemen and supports the massive international grassroots effort to end these horrific crimes. Together with Metro DC DSA’s Socialist Night School, the chapter’s Internationalism Working Group will be hosting a teach-in with Jehan Hakim to talk about the war in Yemen and the role of the United States, how to get involved in this movement and the various activities happening on January 25. Jehan Hakim chairs The Yemeni Alliance Committee (YAC), which organizes protests and actions, coordinates congressional visits, creates social media campaigns to resist anti-Yemeni policies, including U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen Through YAC's advocacy and organizing, equipping communities and allies with the tools to challenge harmful national security and foreign policies that impact Yemeni Americans and their families here and in their homeland. Previously, Hakim served as the Community Advocate with Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus (ALC) to support AMEMSA communities through educational programs, community organizing initiatives, and empowerment and advocacy. Hakim engaged with media outlets regarding issues faced by impacted clients and was involved with the national ‘No Muslim Ban Ever’ campaign.

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enero 19, 2021
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enero 21, 2021
enero 24, 2021
  • Soc Fem Reading Grp

    enero 24, 2021  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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  • Socialist Feminist Reading Group | Monthly - 4th Sun. 2pm

    enero 24, 2021  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm https://actionnetwork.org/events/socialist-feminist-reading-group-monthly-4th-sun-2pm-5

    More Info and RSVP (Get Zoom link for online events here):

    https://actionnetwork.org/events/socialist-feminist-reading-group-monthly-4th-sun-2pm-5

    Description:

    Please join our monthly SocFem Reading Group Discussion on the 4th Sunday each month.

    We will update the event information with the readings and Zoom link by January 2, 2021.

    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? 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

    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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  • Environmental Racism in DC - What is Energy Democracy?

    enero 24, 2021  2:30 pm - 4:30 pm https://actionnetwork.org/events/environmental-racism-in-dc-what-is-energy-democracy

    More Info and RSVP (Get Zoom link for online events here):

    https://actionnetwork.org/events/environmental-racism-in-dc-what-is-energy-democracy

    Description:

    This is part one of a four part reading group on environmental racism in DC. In this first discussion, our readings will focus on the principles of energy democracy, Pepco's legacy of pollution, and a high level overview of the environmental issues facing DC residents. After we lay the groundwork in this first session, parts 2-4 will take a closer look at how Pepco's energy infrastructure has disproportionately harmed Black and Brown residents and how energy democracy may offer a path to a just transition here in DC. Readings will be provided before the group meets.

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  • Medicare 4 ALL Workgroup Weekly Meeting | #M4A

    enero 24, 2021  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm https://actionnetwork.org/events/medicare-4-all-workgroup-weekly-meeting-m4a-19

    More Info and RSVP (Get Zoom link for online events here):

    https://actionnetwork.org/events/medicare-4-all-workgroup-weekly-meeting-m4a-19

    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

    See more details

  • Critical Whiteness: Reading Ian Haney Lopez White by Law

    enero 24, 2021  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm https://actionnetwork.org/events/reading-white-by-law

    More Info and RSVP (Get Zoom link for online events here):

    https://actionnetwork.org/events/reading-white-by-law

    Description:

    What does it mean to be a citizen? Why does it matter how we define categories like “White”, “Black”, “Hispanic and/or Latino” regarding immigration and citizenship? Over the next few weeks we hope to examine how racial categorization became instrumental in defining who is and is not a citizen. Moreover does the purpose of this reading group is to analyze how whiteness continues to shape our understanding of citizenship and belonging, particularly in a time of high racial anxiety and resentment towards those perceived as “Other.”

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  • NoVA Branch Office Hours

    enero 24, 2021  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm https://actionnetwork.org/events/nova-branch-office-hours-2

    More Info and RSVP (Get Zoom link for online events here):

    https://actionnetwork.org/events/nova-branch-office-hours-2

    Description:

    This is an open meeting for people to talk with our comrades and ask/talk about anything on their minds! Kick your feet up, let's chat! Members, new or long-serving, encouraged to stop by and ask questions!

    ----Please RSVP to this event to access the zoom link

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enero 27, 2021
enero 30, 2021
  • Walking Tour of DC's Policing Landscape

    enero 30, 2021  1:00 pm - 2:30 pm John Marshall Park, 400 Constitution Ave NW, Washington , DC 20565

    More Info and RSVP (Get Zoom link for online events here):

    https://actionnetwork.org/events/walking-tour-of-dcs-policing-landscape

    Description:

    Miss being a tourist? Want to learn more about the organizations that police DC? Put on your walking shoes and join the Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America’s Defund MPD Workgroup for a socially distant downtown DC walking tour! We’ll meet downtown near Judiciary Square and then walk as a group to visit sites related to policing in DC. Volunteer tour guides from Defund MPD will provide an overview of the history, architecture, geography, and theory connected to police in the Judiciary Square area. We’ll use original research to connect buildings and institutions in the area such as the Moultrie Courthouse, MPD Headquarters, the Museum for Law Enforcement, the Fraternal Order of Police’s DC Headquarters, and other sites along the way to our fight to defund MPD and build a better world in its place. The tour will cover subjects as varied as freeway construction, the New Deal’s mixed legacy, the architecture of mass incarceration, the ideological roots of “copaganda”, and situate the upcoming political fight on DC’s police union contract in the longer history of policing in DC. The tour will walk a total of around 0.6 of a mile and will require participants to remain standing for at least 60 minutes. You are highly encouraged to register in advance. You must RSVP in advance to receive day-of updates related to weather and logistics. If you need translation, disability accommodations, or have questions about the tour, please make sure you register by Monday, January 18th. In order to attend, you must wear a mask and commit to remaining at an appropriate distance from other attendees.

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enero 31, 2021
  • Medicare 4 ALL Workgroup Weekly Meeting | #M4A

    enero 31, 2021  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm https://actionnetwork.org/events/medicare-4-all-workgroup-weekly-meeting-m4a-20

    More Info and RSVP (Get Zoom link for online events here):

    https://actionnetwork.org/events/medicare-4-all-workgroup-weekly-meeting-m4a-20

    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.

    ---------------------------------
    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

    See more details

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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