Northern Virginia Branch DSA (NoVA)
The Northern Virginia (NoVA) Branch of DSA covers the City of Alexandria, Arlington County, Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, the City of Falls Church, Prince William County, Loudoun County, Fauquier County, the City of Manassas, the City of Manassas Park, and all municipalities located therein.
We are supporting Medicare For All Resolution campaigns in Alexandria and Arlington. The Defund the Police and Migrant Justice workgroups are collaborating to get ICE out of Arlington. The Tenant Organizing campaign is supporting local renters that resist exploitative landlords and fight eviction, particularly in Alexandria. Our electoral efforts are just getting started. The Labor workgroup fights for unionization and collective bargaining efforts, most notably in coordination with the UPS Teamsters strike movement and local Starbucks stores. Most importantly, we are socialists who socialize, so come hang out. Below is more information.
We meet regularly via zoom on the first Wednesday monthly at 6-7pm. RSVP via the chapter calendar. The NoVA Tenant Organizing page is found here. We’re currently organizing a series of apartment complexes in Alexandria. Do you want to organize your apartment building? Contact us! Slack: #nova-tenant-organizing
DEFUND THE POLICE:
We meet monthly on the first Tuesday at 6pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved. Slack: #nova-migrantjustice
MEDICARE 4 ALL:
Do you live in Alexandria? We are trying to pass a M4A Resolution through the City Council. Please email email@example.com to get involved! Also, check out our linktree!
We want to endorse and support at least one candidate in NoVA during the 2023 Virginia electoral cycle. Do you want to run for office? Do you know someone running for office? We might want to endorse! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved! Slack: #nova-electoral
We have been supporting local workers, primarily by showing up to solidarity actions like strikes. It’s easy and fun and a great way to meet new people–you just have to show up and hang out! We’ve supported Starbucks workers, teachers, and county government employees. To get involved, please fill out our interest form and someone will reach out.
IN-PERSON SOCIAL EVENTS:
We meet in person for social gatherings on the third Thursdays monthly. RSVP via the chapter calendar. This is a fun way to meet new, likeminded friends.
MONTHLY GENERAL ALL-BRANCH MEETINGS
All NoVA DSA members are encouraged to participate in these meetings to stay updated and involved. The monthly General All-Branch Meetings are the second Thursdays monthly at 6:15pm–we’re testing hybrid in-person/virtual meetings. Please RSVP via the chapter calendar. These are a great way to learn about all our work and activities and get more involved.
RSVP for these events at the chapter’s Calendar of Events or email us. You must be vaxxed+boosted to participate in-person.
NoVA Branch Main email: email@example.com
Join our slack channel: #northern-virginia
The NoVA Steering Committee consists of Kaiser F. (they/him) [Chair], Hector M. (he/him) [Delegate], Kristen B. (she/her) [Secretary], Alex M-T. (they/she), and Adele B. (she/her). DM us on slack anytime!
You may view our Branch Charter here. Last updated: 8/11/22
Here is our annual branch budget tracker, which will be updated once our fundraiser generates funds!
We begin all meetings with our Land Acknowledgment and Participation Guidelines.