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 have a Medicare 4 ALL effort in Alexandria. 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. Our Branch also supports labor rights and unionization efforts. 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 twice monthly via zoom every other Wednesday at 7pm. You can complete our interest form here. We work within a local coalition. The coalition webpage is found here. Slack: #defund-nova-pd-wg
We meet monthly on the first Tuesday at 6pm. Email email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved!
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 email@example.com to get involved! Slack: #nova-electoral
This is a new NoVA workgroup which we’re trying to expand. To learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you live in Prince William County please send an email to the PWC Board of Supervisors and push for a strong collective bargaining ordinance.
IN-PERSON SOCIAL EVENTS:
We meet in person for social gatherings on the first and 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 6:30pm–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 Hector M. (he/him), Hunter F. (he/him), Hunter T. (he/him) [Chair], Kaiser F. (they/him) and Kristen B. (she/her) [Secretary]. DM us on slack anytime!
Please find a list of NoVA Exec endorsements and public statements.
You may view our Branch Charter here. Last updated: 8/11/22
Please donate to our General Branch Fundraiser to support our organizing and workgroups!
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.